Nhava Sheva Container Terminal Financing Project (ADB-56272-001)

  • South Asia
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  • India
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Sheva Island, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Jan 17, 2023
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Nhava Sheva Freeport Terminal Private Limited
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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  • Healthy Environment
  • Housing & Property
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  • Marginalized Groups
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 131.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 131.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 187.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 18, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Jan 27, 2023

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Project Description
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According to ADB, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority is under process of re-development of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) through public-private partnership on upgradation, operation, maintenance and transfer basis to increase JNPCT’s maximum capacity to 1.8 million TEUs annually. The work has been awarded for 30-year built operate and transfer concession to Nhava Sheva Freeport Terminal Private Limited (NSFTPL).


The Project has been categorized as Category “B” for environment, “C” for Indigenous People and Involuntary Resettlement as per ADB safeguard policy. The rationale for the project categorization is Environment and Social Compliance Audit Report  based on assessment of limited environmental impacts associated with the operations of the terminal which can be mitigated by developing and implementing adequate management measures. Also, project does not require additional land, hence involuntary resettlement and impacts on indigenous people are not envisaged.


Review of google satellite imagery indicates that there are no human settlements within 5 Kms of the proposed project site. The nearest village Sheva is located approximately 8km and Uran is located 14 kms from the project site. The existing port has been operational for more than 33 years. As the proposed project is located within the port area, the project itself is not expected to have a resettlement or economic displacement impact or negative social impact on the nearest communities.

As per the consultations with JNPA and community it was understood that some PAPs (from the Sheva and Hanuman Koliwada community) have claims that the rehabilitation of displaced families was not done as per the agreement with the affected people. PAPs were claiming that land acquiring body had resettled them on the smaller land parcels (villages Sheva & Hanuman Koliwada) and as per R&R scheme they were to be provided with bigger land parcels. These claims are on-going and are addressed by the concerned District collector Raigarh. Besides that, there are some disputes regarding the rates of property tax levied by the respective Gram Panchayat. As informed, JNPA is due to reach the final settlement regarding property tax rates. JNPA did not provide further details of villages, plots, or claims so further detailed assessment on any aspect pending from past acquisition was not possible.

Out of the 3,402 Ha of land which is under possession of JNPA 54.74 Ha of land is under existing terminal (about 1.6% of total area). The concession authority (JNPA) will indemnify the concessionaire against any land related claims/ dispute. Any land related legacy does not affect the proposed project because the entire land ownership is vested with JNPA and only 54.74 Ha of land is given for 30 years of concession period.

Investment Description
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The financing package comprises $61.4 million from ADB’s ordinary capital resources and $69.6 million from JICA- funded Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund (LEAP) administered by ADB. The funds will be used to upgrade existing berths and yards and install additional energy-efficient equipment such as electric quay cranes. These upgrades will expand the terminal’s container handling capacity and attract vessels operating on important international shipping lanes.

Private Actors Description
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Nhava Sheva Freeport Terminal Private Limited (NSFTPL) is a special purpose vehicle established as a consortium between JM Baxi Ports and Logistics Limited and CMA Terminals (100% subsidiary of CMA CGM Group). The special purpose vehicle was formed for operation of (JNPCT) which is currently being operated by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA). Concessionaire Agreement was executed between JNPA and NSFTPL on 29 July 2022 for upgradation, operation, maintenance and transfer of JNPCT on Public-Private Partnership basis.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - CMA-CGM Group Parent Company Industry and Trade
- - - - JM Baxi Ports & Logistics Ltd Parent Company Industry and Trade
- - - - Nhava Sheva Freeport Terminal Private Limited Subsidiary -

Contact Information
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ADB Team Lead:

Japnit Kaur - Private Sector Operations Department
Phone: +63286325280     

No other available contacts at the time of disclosure.

CMA CGM Group:

Head Office, Marseille
Boulevard Jacques R.Saadé
4, quai d'Arenc 13235 Marseille cedex 02 France 
Phone: +33 (0)4 88 91 90 00
Fax: +33 (0)4 88 91 90 95
Website: www.cmacgm-group.com/en/

JM Baxi Ports & Logistics Limited:

Godrej Coliseum, 10th Floor,
1001- A & B Wing, Everard Nagar,
Sion East, Mumbai 400 022.
Maharashtra, INDIA
Telephone:+91 22 6153 7900
E-mail: corp@jmbaxi.com
Website: www.jmbaxi.com 


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