Mansukh Mandaviya, the union minister of state for shipping, laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new jetty exclusive for liquid cargo. This jetty at JNPT will help in the increasing demands for liquid fuels in India.
Minister Mansukh Mandaviya present at the occasion said, "The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid focus on port-led development. Keeping this in view, India's ports are being developed and modernized in line with global best practices."
The project is being launched to cater for the increased demand in the country for handling liquid cargoes like POL, LPG, edible oil, molasses and chemicals. The construction of this jetty at JNPT will help increase berthing space for ships carrying liquid cargo.
The estimated cost of this project is known to be 300 crore. JNPT hosts a capacity of around 6.5 million tons per annum (MPTA) of liquid cargo which shall be increased by 4.5 MPTA with the construction of the new terminal.