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Urgently needed more container handling capacity agreed upon at India’s top port

APM Terminals Mumbai, also known as Gateway Terminals India (GTI), will invest $115m in infrastructure development to increase its container handling capacity by 10% to 2.18m teu.

GTI is a joint venture between APM Terminals and domestic rail operator Container Corporation of India (Concor), operating at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) located at Nhava Sheva.

The extra capacity at India’s top boxport is clearly needed. Container traffic at JNPT rose 26% last year to 5.63m teu. JNPT operates five container terminals that handle over 50% of the total container cargo among the major domestic ports.

PSA International is also in the process of developing a second phase of its concession at the port, something that will add a further 2.4m teu to Mumbai’s annual box handling capabilities when it comes onstream by 2025.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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