JSW Jaigarh Port successfully handles maiden Urea & largest sugar shipments
by Suman Gupta
Mumbai, September, 2019: JSW Infrastructure, India’s leading private port operator and part of US$ 14 billion JSW Group, successfully handled its maiden Urea import & largest Sugar export shipments at its Jaigarh Port in Maharashtra. The sugar shipment was the highest among non-major Ports in India. The cumulative cargo of these two commodities was over 500,000 metric tonnes. Going forward, JSW Jaigarh Port is expected to receive more urea shipments in the coming months. JSW’s highly sophisticated Jaigarh Port is compliant to service large-sized cargo vessels handling a wide range of tonnage.
Commenting on the cargo milestone, Mr. Arun Maheshwari, Joint MD & CEO of JSW Infrastructure said, “The successful handling of largest sugar cargo of the season and maiden urea shipment is a testament of our Jaigarh Port’s capability to cater to the growing & diverse demand of Indian regions. At Jaigarh, we not only offer our customers a multi-commodity port with the ability to handle various types of cargo but also the geographical advantage to service major market.”
JSW Infrastructure plans to focus on expanding its third-party cargo business at Jaigarh Port. The successful handling urea shipment vessel M.V ER Nazire also opens a new route for Fertilizer Ministry to import and distribute fertilizers through Jaigarh Port, enabling a substantial savings in terms of time, logistics and efficiency. The sugar shipment handled was the largest sugar cargo of this season. JSW’s Jaigarh Port is well-connected to key regions of Maharashtra, Telangana, Goa, Karnataka and other nearby States.
Jaigarh Port is an all-weather 24×7 multi-purpose common user port. It is also one of the deepest draft ports in India. With its strategic location between Mumbai and Goa, it has the advantage of servicing cargo from Maharashtra as well as Karnataka. With seven operational berths, JSW Jaigarh Port has a cargo handling capacity of 50 MTPA.
About JSW Infrastructure: JSW Infrastructure is one of the leading private sector infrastructure companies in India and part of US$ 14 billion JSW Group. The company operates environment-friendly, socially sustainable world-class port facilities in India & overseas. The company aims to expand its cargo handling capacity to 200 MTPA over next few years through greenfield and brownfield expansions. It is scaling up its capabilities to improve resource efficiency and extend its geographical reach to boost local trade and commerce.
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