APM Terminals Mumbai (Gateway Terminals India – GTI) in Nhava Sheva Port has temporarily closed down its Berth 1 to continue its Fit for Future project.
According to APMT, the project includes massive infrastructure upgrades that will see the terminal increase its volume capacity by 10 per cent, to 2.8 million TEU.
The transformation at the Mumbai-based terminal is expected to accelerate its ability to accommodate larger vessels and bring economies of scale.
APMT, in a released statement stated: “Massive infrastructure upgrades will mean the terminal – India’s busiest – will have the reach to handle the largest vessels that call Nhava Sheva’s Jawaharlal Nehru port with the arrival of 23-container-outreach cranes.”
APMT stated that the terminal will now embark on the most critical part of its Fit for Future project with the ongoing dismantling of existing infrastructure and the arrival of new cranes which is expected to take six months.
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“Completion, on schedule for early September, will see the terminal not only increase capability to handle bigger vessels, but also increase efficiency allowing us to turnaround our shipping line vessels faster, creating value for end customers,” said APMT.
In April 2022, APMT Mumbai launched a new rail service to reposition empty containers in efforts to meet growing market demand and prevent congestion across the line.