New STS Cranes for PSA’s Mumbai Terminal


Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT), the newly developed container terminal built and operated by PSA International, received three new Super Post Panamax ship-to-shore quay cranes on 11th April, 2018.

In 2014, PSA signed a 30-year contract to design, build, operate and finance the terminal, which is now serving the important industrial and manufacturing centres and cities in Northwest India.

The latest arrivals were manufactured by Doosan Heavy Industries, and match the other six cranes in specifications — a twin lift capacity of 65 tonnes and capable of handling mega container vessels up to 22 rows across.


Image courtesy of PSA


Three more cranes, along with other pieces of terminal equipment, are set to be delivered through 2018 and 2019.

BMCT also has an order for 18 RTG and four rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes that will be delivered in two lots, with nine RTGs arriving by August 2018 and the remaining nine by the end of 2018.

Read Port Technology's technical paper: “Tie-Down Design Considerations: STS Container Cranes”, authored by Lifttech

Mr. Sivakumar K, General Manager of BMCT, said, “After less than three months of operations, BMCT is achieving productivity levels in excess of 100 moves per hour for mainline vessels.

We are handling more vessels and volumes with each month and increasing the growth rate at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).

The additional equipment will allow us to continue on our trajectory of growth in volumes and service levels, as well as stimulating more mega-vessel calls to Nhava Sheva.”

As part of BMCT’s second phase of investment and development, the rail facilities at the terminal will be expanded — making them the largest in any Indian container terminal.

Read more: Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal in Pictures

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