Gadkari inaugurated 2nd Liquid Chemical Berth of Mumbai Port Trust

Jan 14, 2016 07:27 IST

Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on 13 January 2016 inaugurated Mumbai Port Trust’s second liquid chemical berth at Pir Pau, Mumbai.

With commissioning of this berth, the cargo handling capacity of the Port will increase by 2.5 MMT (Million Metric Tonnes) per annum.

About Second Liquid Chemical Berth
• The project is built at an expense of 127 crore rupees.
• It is designed to handle 55000 DWT (deadweight tonnes) vessels carrying liquid bulk chemicals and POL products, which can be upgraded to 65000 DWT in future.
• The safety standards provided at this facility are conforming to the Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) norms.

The berth that will result in substantial reduction of cost for importers with faster turnaround of ships carrying big parcel size was developed under the Sagarmala initiative.

Earlier in the day Gadkari opened the new bridge across River Thirumalairajanar in Karaikal. The bridge replaced the 160 year old bridge built during French regime.

He also inaugurated the construction of approach road for the road over bridge at Arumparthapuram in Puducherry.

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