Mumbai Port Trust (also known as the Bombay Port Trust) is a port which lies midway on the West coast of India, on the natural deep-water harbor of Mumbai (Bombay) in Maharashtra. Bombay Port Trust (BPT) was established as a corporation on 26 June 1873. BPT’s founding chairman was Colonel J.A. Ballard. 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.
Mumbai Port has long been the principal gateway to India and has played a pivotal role in the development of the national economy, trade & commerce and prosperity of Mumbai city in particular. The port has achieved this position through continuous endeavor to serve the changing needs of maritime trade. Though traditionally designed to handle general cargo, over the years, the port has adapted to changing shipping trends and cargo packaging from break bulk to unitisation/palletization and containerization.
Industry: Transportation & Warehousing