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.
‘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