Mercantile Ports & Logistics Ltd.
Mercantile Ports and Logistics (MPL) was established to develop, own and operate port and logistics facilities in India.
Its maiden project is the development of a world-class multipurpose terminal and logistics facility at Karanja Creek in the Raigad District of Maharashtra.
The port is being developed over 200 acres of land with a sea frontage of 1,000 metres at Karanja Creek. The port is in the heart of the commercial capital of India and acts as the gateway to eight lands locked states in the country. The facility has access to State and National highways and is near to India’s largest and most congested container port, the Jawaharal Nehru Port (JNPT).
The port is located in Navi Mumbai, an industrial area near to the City. The project site is near to a number of other projects expected to come online in the near term. These include the new Navi Mumbai International Airport, the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) bridge, and the Navi Mumbai Special Economic Zone. These developments are expected to boost the trade potential and capacity of the region.
The multi-purpose terminal is designed to accommodate a variety of cargoes including containers, bulk, break-bulk cargo and Ro-Ro (roll-on/roll/off).
Karanja Terminal will also house an ultra-modern logistics complex spread over approximately 100 acres of land. The facility will comprise state-of-the-art logistic and warehousing facilities for storage of cargoes including cold and bonded storages and value-add services including sorting, labelling and breaking up or re-assembling of cargoes. The facility will be fully IT enabled, pilferage proof and will provide seamless supply-chain solutions to importers, exporters, shipping lines, custom house agents and freight forwarders.