PSA Mumbai welcomed a new service operated by Samudera Shipping Line Ltd when M.V Sinar Sorong did her maiden call to the terminal on 29 November 2021. It was double cause for celebration as during her stay, PSA Mumbai achieved a significant milestone of three million TEUs handled since the start of the terminal’s operations.

Deploying 1900-TEU capacity vessels, the weekly “Nhava Sheva Singapore Express” (NSX) service will offer a direct and faster transit time for cargoes to and from South East Asia and India.

The event was commemorated with an exchange of plaques between the Master of M.V Sinar Sorong, Director of Samudera Shipping India and PSA Mumbai’s management team.

Mr Rakesh Vijay, Director of Samudera Shipping India, commented, “The New NSX service (Nhava Sheva – Singapore service) reflects the strong commitment of ours to India and South East trade. The service will offer the fastest transit between Nhava Sheva and Singapore. Samudera Shipping Line Ltd along with its existing weekly products TIP, PS3 and NCI will continue to provide better and improved solutions to its liners and feeder customers. This service also cements Samudera Shipping lines Ltd’s strong relations with PSA in SEA/FE Trade. We would also like to congratulate PSA Mumbai management along with its professional and dedicated team on achieving the milestone of three million TEUS.”

Mr Sivakumar Kaliannan, Managing Director of PSA Mumbai, said “We thank Samudera for choosing PSA Mumbai as we continue to build our portfolio of services to offer a wider network of connections and services to the trade. The addition of the NSX service, which is the fifth new service to join the PSA Mumbai family within the last 12 months, further expands its Far East, Africa and Europe coverage. With congestion experienced at many other ports, PSA Mumbai has become a choice terminal to catch up on vessel schedules.

“In the first 10 months of 2021 when 40% of services were off schedule, 80% of these vessels were still able to berth on arrival at PSA Mumbai. We also received a further 104 ad hoc vessel calls from other terminals and ports that were accommodated at PSA Mumbai. With class leading productivity and expansive facilities, we continue to deliver reliability and value to the trade during these dynamic and challenging times.”

Mr Mike Formoso, Managing Director of PSA India, said, “We are delighted to mark the third millionth-TEU milestone in just 45 months from start up, with a new service from Samudera, and are especially grateful for Samudera and indeed all our customers and stakeholders’ support. Whilst our Cargo Solutions products continue to extend our service offerings inland as well as into the digital realm, 2022 will see the start of construction of PSA Mumbai’s Phase 2 expansion as we move towards another milestone: becoming India’s largest container terminal.”


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About PSA Mumbai

PSA Mumbai operates Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT), located in Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP) in Maharashtra, India's largest and premier container gateway. The terminal is equipped with the latest technology to offer customers fast turnaround of their vessels and is also well-connected by major highways and rail networks to key markets in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and the National Capital Region of India. It serves the important industrial and manufacturing centres and cities in Northwest India, as well as India's largest hinterland with a population in excess of 400 million. BMCT's existing Phase 1 development has a quay length of 1000 metres and the deepest berths at JNP, capable of handling super post-panamax vessels. When Phase 2 is completed, the terminal will have a berth length of 2,000 metres and a capacity of 4.8 million TEUs.

About PSA International

PSA International (PSA) is a leading port group and trusted partner to cargo stakeholders. With flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA’s global network encompasses over 50 locations in 26 countries around the world. The Group’s portfolio comprises more than 60 deepsea, rail and inland terminals, as well as affiliated businesses in distriparks, warehouses and marine services. Drawing on the deep expertise and experience from a diverse global team, PSA actively collaborates with its customers and partners to deliver world-class port services alongside, develop innovative cargo solutions and co-create an Internet of Logistics. As the partner of choice in the global supply chain, PSA is “The World’s Port of Call”. Visit us at, or follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook (@globalpsa).

*Note to Editors: PSA dropped the name of "Port of Singapore Authority" in 1997 when it became a corporatised entity. The company should be referred to as "PSA International Pte Ltd" or "PSA".

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