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21 February 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:09 GMT+1



February 12, 2020

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Ok of the Indian government to build a new great container port

It will be built in Vadhavan, on the west coast of the nation

In recent days, the Indian government has given the green light to the construction of a new international container port in Vadhavan, on the west coast of the nation near Dahanu, in the State of Maharashtra. The planned investment 655.4 billion rupees (9.2 billion rupees) dollars).

The project envisages that the new airport will be adopted landlord model, with the state retaining ownership infrastructure and superstructures, while activities and port services will be entrusted to private operators. For the realization of the port will be established a Special Purpose Vehicle with the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the company running the port of Jawaharlal Nehru in the state of Maharashtra which is the main containerized port India, as a lead partner with a share of at least 50% capital.

The new port of Vadhavan will be built in waters in order to accommodate the container carriers of more large and will also include quotas traffic that cannot be moved from the port of Jawahrlal Nehru when the airport will take advantage of its entire current and designed containerized traffic capacity that 10 million teu and will be reached in the 2022-25 (in the year ending 31 March 2019, the airport 5,133,274 teu, up 6.2% year-on-year previous).

The new port of Vadhavan will have depth bottoms -20 meters, compared to depths of -15 and -16 Jawahrlal Nehru and Mundra ports which are currently the major domestic container ports, and it will be possible receive container carriers of 16,000-25,000 teu.

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