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Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visits Mumbai Port Trust, reviews projects

The country's largest oil berth at the Mumbai Port capable of handling 22 million metric tonnes of crude per annum is ready for commissioning. The project has been completed and is due for commissioning.

This is the largest berth among the among the state owned ports of the country and can cater to fully loaded Suez Max vessels and partly loaded Very Large Crude carriers. The berth was inspected by the Port and Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonawal the first port the ministry has visited since he assumed office nearly two months ago.

Minister visits ‘Nordac Moon’ and other terminals; meets all heads of depts

He also visited the Suez Max tanker 'Nordac Moon' berthed at 5th Oil berth and interacted with the Master of the vessel. He also visited Domestic Cruise Terminal, Offshore Container Terminal, Lock gate, Dry dock and Mumbai International Cruise Terminal. Thereafter, he conducted a meeting with all Heads of Departments and with stakeholders.

The construction of 5th Oil berth has resulted in savings to the national exchequer to the tune of Rs.200 crores so far, due to avoidance of double handling according to executive directors of BPCL and HPCL who briefed the minister about the project.

Mr.Sonowal visited Mumbai Port Trust on September third and reviewed the projects. The Union Minister took stock of the infrastructure and upcoming projects at the Domestic Cruise Terminal of Mumbai Port Trust which caters to domestic tourists to Goa.

The Port Chairperson  Rajiv Jalota apprised the Minister regarding the progress of various projects being implemented in the Port. Mr Sonowal appreciated the efforts of Mumbai Port Trust and particularly the reclamation using the excavated material of Mumbai Metro tunnel. 

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