Mumbai Port Trust allots land for cement handling terminal

Mumbai Port Trust allots land for cement handling terminal
Published: 13 April 2015


The Mumbai Port Trust has allocated allotted 25,000m2 of land at Petroleum Godown to UltraTech Cement for 30 years, to build a fully-automated cement handling terminal.

The terminal will be used to ship in cement in from other states and distributed to users across the city, according to trust chairman and managing director Ravi Parmar. The facility will be equipped with portable unloaders, 30,000t silos, bagging facilities and other ancillary facilities and is estimated to cost about US$16.1m. The project is scheduled for completion in 18 months.

Mumbai city consumes approximately 1.25Mta of cement. Currently, this cement is moved by road and rail through neighbouring states, necessitating the entry and exit of nearly 350 trucks per day, congesting the already strained city roads.