Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) successfully executed the handling of MV Pioneer Dream carrying project cargo for Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Project. This project will provide direct access to Navi Mumbai International Airport, connecting JNPT and a convenient gateway to the Pune expressway, says release.
This is a major achievement for JNPT as the connectivity of Mumbai to Navi Mumbai through Trans Harbour Link is crucial for the socio-economic development of Mumbai and its suburban areas.
As per the official release, the port unloaded 84 packages consisting of 1033MT supporting structures, column and girders (a compound structure used to build bridges), at Shallow Water Berth on September 23, thereby setting a record time of 35.30 Hours.
The cargo loaded from Hai Phong Port is imported by L&T -IHI Consortium with L&T being the consignee.
MMRDA has awarded the project “Procurement of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Project (Package-1) for Construction of a 10.380 km long bridge section across the Mumbai Bay including Sewri Interchange” to L&T-IHI Consortium.
The delivery of Fabricated Orthotropic Steel Girders, will enable faster construction work and lessen deck related on-site activities. M/s Samsara Shipping India Pvt Ltd are the vessel Agents and M/s BDP International is the logistics support provider for the consignment.
The Mumbai Trans-Harbour link will be the nation’s longest sea bridge to connect the city’s twin suburban Navi Mumbai. The 22-kilometer bridge, connecting Sewri in mainland Mumbai to Nhava Sheva in JNPT, Navi Mumbai, will be built on more than 10,000 girders and nearly 16.5 km of it will run over the sea and rest over land.
With cargo handling like this, JNPT has firmly anchored itself as the major catalyst for trade and commerce in the country and is strongly committed to provide seamless services to the growth of the nation.