In order to give momentum to coastal shipping, Govt of India has decided to have coastal vessel berth every major port which is to be located in the shallower portion where large International ships cannot come, to accommodate the coastal vessel wherein the cargo handling shall be free from custom and immigration formalities.
Responding to this requirement, JNPT has taken up the project of ‘Coastal Berth’. The work comprises of construction of 250 m long Coastal Berth with 2 trestles 94m long each with backup area reclamation of 11 hectares. Dredging to achieve the dredged depth of 11 m at Berth pocket backside of the berth is also proposed for handling port crafts with a dredged depth of 6m below CD. Capacity for handling liquid cargo of 1.5 MTPA and General Coastal cargo of 1 MTPA. It will reduce the delays caused due to Port related paperwork and customs formalities thus save time and enhance overall Trade