Moving to India – Delays Advised into Mumbai Port

Customers moving to India, delays are advised into Mumbai port.

We have been advised by partners in India of the below delays for shipping to India

The Nhava Sheva port (JNPT) of Mumbai will be closed from 20 June to 31 July, 2011, for the installation of three new rail-mounted quay cranes (RMQCs).

Vessels will be unable to berth and will therefore be delays due to the installation of the new cranes which is expected to hamper trade.

The proposed timeframe for this activity is 40 days however upgrades may overrun. Old cranes are being replaced to improve wharf operations.

JNPT has requested that the alternative Gateway Terminals (GTI) accommodate their vessels during this period. GTI will allow vessels to berth on a case-by-case basis, depending on the availability of empty berths. Carriers are advised to make alternative arrangements to discharge their import cargo at other ports, such as Mundra and Kandla, located in the state of Gujarat.

Customers with shipments arriving in or departing from Mumbai during this period should be forewarned of a possible delay.

If you are moving to India or your shipment is due into India shortly and you wish to discuss in further details please call your Abels Customer Liaison on their direct number of use the head office main number +44 1842 816600  or  email  shipping@abels.co.uk