The old port of Bombay, established in 1672, has historically been the busiest port in India. During the mid-1960s, the port reached saturation levels, creating delays that limited the operations and raised demurrage costs. After several studies were undertaken to solve this ever-growing problem, it was determined that the only solution was to build an entirely new port across the bay. Hence, the Jawaharlal Nehru port project was conceived and, with the aid of foreign contractors and world financing, construction began in 1989. The new port complex is spread out over 2,500 hectares of land in Nhava Sheva, with highly automated container handling yards, bulk terminal facilities, and a computerized freight station, and includes a self-sufficient residential zone for 10,000 people. The port incorporates the latest technology available globally, and may well become one of the most advanced ports today because of its zoned planning, streamlined operations, and automated equipment. The Nehru Port is presently in its initial stages of operation, but is already handling bulk and container cargoes faster than any other port in India.

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  • Accession Number: 00661653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM