Singapore terminal operator PSA International officially opened its terminal at India’s top boxport on Sunday with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on hand for the event via a live video feed.
The $1.2bn Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) is the fourth terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT). PSA has a 30-year concession for this brand new facility.
Once fully complete the fourth terminal will help double JNPT’s throughput to more than 10m teu.
“If we have to carve out a place for ourselves in a globalised world, we need to enhance our waterways,” the Indian prime minister said at the opening event.