Port Wings News Network:
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s premier container port announced the commencement of Coastal movement of ‘Naphtha’, produced by ONGC.
JNPT regularly handles various petroleum products including LPG, High speed Diesel, Motor Spirit, Naphtha, Crude oil through BPCL Liquid cargo jetty. ONGC is one of the major customers of JNPT and have made significant contribution to liquid cargo handling at JNPT .They are using JNPT for movement of their Crude Oil produced in Bombay High (MR Crude) to coastal refineries and export of their Naphtha produced at ONGC Uran plant to their overseas buyers.
Now M/s ONGC have made agreement with ONGC Petro additions Ltd. (OPAL), a joint venture company promoted by ONGC and co-promoted by GAIL and GSPC , located in Dahej SEZ, Gujarat, to supply the Naphtha produced at ONGC Uran plant to OPAL through marine route. The first laycan for the loading was planned for the 27-28 January 2020.
Vessel MT Maria Glory chartered by M/s. OPAL was berthed at 1440 Hours on 27th Jan’2020 at BPCL’s liquid jetty at JNPT on priority for loading of 32500 MT of Naphtha for shipment to Dahej.
Senior officials of JNPT, ONGC, BPCL & OPAL, graced the occasion. The maiden vessel MT Maria Glory was flagged off by Shri. Niteen Borwankar Chief Manager (Traffic), Shri. Amit Kapoor Deputy Conservator, Shri. S V Madabhavi Chief Manager (PP&D) from JNPT, Shri. Narendra Asija, ED-PMU, Shri. T K Banerjee ED, COP from ONGC and Shri. Senthil R Terminal Manager from BPCL.
As India’s leading container port, JNPT is constantly innovating and up-scaling operations to not only meet but exceed global benchmarks with an underlying commitment to provide seamless customer experience and ease of doing business. JNPT has firmly anchored itself as the major catalyst for the trade and commerce in the country and is strongly committed to providing seamless services to the maritime sector.