Mumbai Container Terminals has received its first container arriving by road
during a gate opening ceremony officiated by Vivek Johri (IRS), Chief
Commissioner Customs, Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House.
container will be loaded on CMA-CGM’s vessel-Centaurus, which will arrive at
BMCT on 2nd February 2018. With 8 in-gates and 8 out-gates,
paperless transactions, weighbridge and radiation detection facilities, BMCT’s
Phase 1 gate complex brings new levels of sophistication and efficiency to the
Nhava Sheva area.
containers arriving by road will be followed by containers arriving by rail and
barge. BMCT currently has 165 employees. Many jobs have also been created at
BMCT’s operating contractors and more will be created as the company’s business
grows, particularly when Phase 2 construction begins. BMCT’s Container
Equipment Specialist (CES) trainees, who have undergone intensive training at
PSA’s other ports in India, have returned to Mumbai for the start of BMCT’s
Suresh Amirapu, said, “We have received immense help from Customs and many
other agencies to get to this point. We are honoured to welcome the first
container together with Customs before our first vessel call later this
week. These are exciting times ahead for the trade as BMCT
introduces game-changing capacity and facilities into the market.