Reforms essential for Mumbai Port Trust to retain competitive edge

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“Mumbai Port Trust needs to bring about administrative reforms to develop ability to compete with the private ports, said Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping , Chemicals &Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya on an inspection visit to Mumbai Port Trust today. He further expressed a need for the port to have a clear vision and road map for development for next ten to twenty years and appealed to all the stakeholders to work in this direction.
The Minister held a meeting with the Deputy Chairman and the Heads of Departments and reviewed the functioning of the Mumbai Port in all its scope and ambit. While reviewing the existing and the future projects undertaken by the Port, the Minister assured that Government would ensure that all resources are made available to the sector to ensure maximum growth of business.

The Minister also visited the Cruise Terminal at BPX Mumbai Harbour and inspected the liquid cargo handling facilities at Jawahar Dweep and Pir Pau. He appreciated the facilities created at Second Chemical Berth, which provides handling capacity of 55000 DWT tankers and capacity to handle 2.5 MMTPA cargo. He was informed that the MPT facilities have provided a lot of advantages mainly to the Public Sector Oil Companies and eliminated the waiting time of oil tankers at Mumbai Port as also reduced the ship’s turn round time.

 

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