Nhava Sheva Freeport Terminal readying for exports from February 6, 2023

The Nhava Sheva Freeport Terminal (NSFT), the ter­minal jointly managed by J.M. Baxi Ports and Logistics Limited & CMA Terminals, has announced commencement of operations  from February 10, 2023. It will start accepting export containers from February 6, 2023.

The NSFT will revamp the existing container ter­minal (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Ter­minal) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority in two phases. The work is expected to be fully complete by the fourth quarter of 2024. Initially, the NSFT will operate one berth of 340 metres with five quay cranes for handling container vessels. The other berth area will be widened to increase the rail span from the existing 20 metres to 30 metres. Upon completion, the terminal will have nine quay cranes, 27 rubber tyred gantry cranes and three rail mounted gantry cranes for operation. The NSFT will then operate a quay length of 680 m with an annual handling ca­pacity of 1.8 million TEUs. This will enable NSFT to handle large super Post Panamax vessels and cater to the increasing demand for container handling capacity in the region. It will be equipped with latest technology and eq­uipment, enabling faster turnaround of vessels. The terminal will offer high productivity le­vels and a sustainable working environment.