Mumbai Port Trust
|Mumbai Port Trust|
Logo of Mumbai Port trust
|Operated by||Mumbai Port Trust|
|Annual cargo tonnage||62.82 million |
|Annual ||118,000 |
Mumbai Port Trust is a port which lies midway on the West coast of
The port is administered by the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), an autonomous corporation wholly owned by the
The first of the present-day docks of the Mumbai Port were built in the 1870s. Bombay Port Trust (BPT) was established as a corporation on June 26, 1873. BPT's founding chairman was Colonel J.A. Ballard.
Port development was undertaken by the civil engineering partnership Sir
From its establishment, the port has been the gateway to India, and was a primary factor in the emergence of Mumbai as the commercial capital of India. The port and the corporation took their present names in the 1990s.
Over the decades, the port underwent tremendous expansion, with the addition of berths and cargo handling capacities. However, Mumbai's expanding growth and population pressure constrained the growth of the port by the 1970s. This led to the establishment of the