The Mumbai port has handled 321 ships and 9.6 million metric tons of cargo during the corona-virus-induced lock-down period. The Mumbai Port Trust has said that the port is fully operational now, in lock-down 5.0. Chairman of Mumbai Port Trust, Sanjay Bhatia in a statement said during the lock-down period, Mumbai Port has continued to handle large range of cargo such as steel, sugar, pulses, fertilizers, cement, motor vehicles, crude oil and chemicals, among others, at its berths in Indira Docks, Marine Oil Terminal-Jawahar Dweep, Chemical Terminal-Pirpau, and midstream.
AIR correspondent reports, Mumbai Port Trust Chairman Sanjay Bhatia said the port also continues to handle cruise liners at its facility, enabling signing off of Indian crew on board cruise ships around the world. Six cruise liners have arrived in the port since June 12. He said some more are scheduled to dock to disembark Indian crew members stuck on these “floating luxury hotels” since the pandemic halted their operations at various places across the globe. A total of 14 cruise liners are to dock at the Mumbai Port Trust to disembark 10,000 Indian crew members by June 28.