May 31, 2023
GBL to handle liquid cargo at JNPT's NSDT
Nhava Sheva Distribution Terminal (NSDT) and Ganesh Benzoplast have entered into an understanding to handle liquid commodities at the shallow water berth at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP).
This understanding envisages the gradual build-up of liquid volumes of up to 2 million tonnes to be handled at the shallow water berth.
JNP presently attracts 6.3 million tonnes of liquid cargo comprising of LPG, petroleum products, chemicals, edible oils, acids etc.
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The shallow water berth is part of NSDT, the PPP venture of the J M Baxi group. NSDT is capable of handling container, cement, general cargo, liquid vessels, break bulk, dry bulk etc.
The shallow water berth already has Ganesh Benzoplast’s pipelines. GB is one of India’s largest liquid storage facilities providers with tankage capacity of 3.3 lakh KL across JNPA, Goa and Cochin.
Rishi Pilani, Ganesh Benzoplast: “This will not only ensure better services by eliminating vessel wait times but also will increase volumes by berthing for bigger vessels and a variety of cargoes.”
Dhruv Kotak, J M Baxi: “The synchronized facility will act as a distribution hub for the industrial belts at Maharashtra and southern Gujarat.”
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