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SCI to build country's largest container terminals

SCI to build country's largest container terminals

Mumbai: Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) Ltd, India's shipping major, will build two of the country's largest container terminals - one each at Navi Mumbai and Ennore ports - said a top company official here Thursday.

The Navi Mumbai port is managed by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust(JNPT).

"We are planning to set up a fourth terminal in JNPT and a container terminal at Ennore, each having a capacity of four million twenty-foot equivalent units. These will be the largest terminals in the country," said S. Hajara, chairman and managing director of SCI on the sidelines of logistics colloquium organised by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

At present, three terminals each of both JNPT and Ennore together have capacity of four million teu.

SCI plans to set up the terminals through a joint venture consortium with partners such as Mediterranean Shipping Company, Concor, and CWC. SCI would have a participatory stake in this joint venture.  [25/7/08]