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‘JNPT 4th container terminal’ to be India’s largest

Development of world class infrastructure to boost international trade and give impetus to ‘Make in India’ programme has been among the key focus areas of the government. On this ambitious journey, JNPT is taking every step to be future ready and contribute to Government of India’s vision of Port led development under Sagarmala Programme. Keeping in line with this, JNPT is all set to double its container handling capacity with addition of its New 4th terminal which has been completed in a record time. The foundation stone for the same was laid by Hon’ble Prime Minister in Oct 2015, says a press release.

“We deliver as we promise! As committed by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the first Phase of the terminal is ready in a record time. Logistics plays a key role in the development of the economy and the government is committed to provide world class logistics and infrastructure facilities so that trade flourishes, says, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.

The new 4th Container Terminal will add capacity of 24 lakh containers per year in Phase-I and after completion of Phase-II in 2022 the capacity of JNPT will be 100 lakh containers per year.

The Fourth Container Terminal (FCT) has been developed on Design, Built, Fund, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis for concession period of 30 years with an estimated cost of Rs. 7915 Crore. The project is being implemented in two Phases. i.e. Phase –I and Phase –II. The indicative cost of the project for Phase – I is Rs 4719 Crore.

The PSA terminal will be able to dock mother vessels, handle the biggest container ships from a quay length of 1 km, and cranes that can reach 22 rows wide or greater. Thus, the commencement of operations at the 4th terminal offers a great opportunity for the EXIM community to avail of the new facilities.

This Terminal will be linked to the dedicated rail freight corridor and will be able to receive about 350 containers per rake. The facility will also have provision for storing 1,600 reefer (refrigerated) containers to handle agricultural and horticulture produce.


Fourth Container Terminal- Key Features

      Deepest berths capable to handle “Mother Ships”

      Largest cranes:  22 row wide cranes capable of handling largest container vessels

      1 Km quay / 90 Ha: capable to handle 3 container ships at one go with sufficient yard space

      Dedicated road access

      The rail facilities will be the largest in India with the only on-dock Dedicated Freight Corridor (“DFC”) compliant facility in India, capable of handling 1.5km long, 360 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (“TEU”) container trains on completion of the DFC.


Under Sagarmala, 101 projects worth Rs 2.5 Lakh Cr have been planned In Maharashtra. Out of these 5 projects have already been completed and 58 projects are under various stages of development.

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