JN Port’s liquid cargo terminal does maiden double berthing of tankers after commissioning of Mooring Dolphins

April 17, 2015 10:48 am Published by

After the commissioning of Mooring Dolphins at the existing BPCL Liquid Cargo Jetty, the first double berthing of tankers took place on April 14, 2015. The total LOA of the vessels was 311 metres, informed an official release.

 This project has added 1 million tonnes to the handling capacity. It is one of the initiatives to cater to the needs of the trade and ease congestion at the Port, the release pointed out.

 The Mooring Dolphins are expected to decrease the pre-berthing detention of vessels at the Liquid Cargo Terminal. Their construction was completed on March 30, 2015 at a cost of Rs 11 crore, shared equally by JNPT and BPCL.

 Earlier, the terminal could handle a single vessel of maximum 250 metres LOA or 2 smaller vessels of LOA totalling 270 metres. Now it can accommodate a single vessel of maximum 330 metres LOA or 2 smaller vessels having total LOA of 310 metres, said the release.

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