India : Nhava Sheva Container Terminal Financing Project

Nonsovereign Project | 56272-001

Project Name Nhava Sheva Container Terminal Financing Project
Project Number 56272-001
Borrower / Company Nhava Sheva Freeport Terminal Private Limited
Country / Economy India
Location Maharashtra
Type or Modality of Assistance
4290 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 61.40 million Committed
8437 Loan Leading Asia's Private Infrastructure Fund (LEAP) USD 69.60 million Committed
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Kumar Saurabh
Project Sponsor(s) CMA Terminals Holding
JM Baxi Ports and Logistics Limited
Description
Objectives and Scope To part finance the upgradation of an operating container terminal at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port located in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra on a public private partnership basis under a 30-year concession. The project includes upgrading and strengthening the existing berths and yard and installing additional equipment such as quay cranes and electric rail mounted quay cranes. The project will result in more efficient terminal operations, thereby improving the turnaround time for ships, leading to a reduction in logistics costs.
Status of Development Objectives The Project's expected outputs are: (i) efficiency of containerized cargo terminal operations improved, (ii) a safer work environment for women created, and (iii) local economy supported with jobs opportunities for women enhanced. They are on track.
Status of Operation/Construction The Company has started the repairs work. major work regarding upgradation, etc. will commence once Environment Clearance (EC) for the Project is obtained.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project is consistent with the following operational priorities of Strategy 2030:

i.addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities;

ii.accelerating progress in gender equality;

iii.tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability; and

iv.fostering regional cooperation and integration.

The project will result in efficiency improvements, with improvements in gross berth outputs and in vessel turn-around times, thereby improving trade facilitation. The project also contributes to ADB's ambition to provide cumulative climate finance because part of the funds will be used towards purchase of 5 new electric quay cranes, 5 new electric rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGC), conversion of 12 diesel RTGCs to electric RTGCs and purchase of light-emitting diode lamps to replace less efficient sodium vapor lamps.

The project is aligned with pillar 2 (inclusive provision of infrastructure networks and services) and pillar 3 (addressing climate change and increasing climate resilience) of ADB's country partnership strategy for India, 2018-2022.

Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified as category B for environment under the Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The borrower prepared an Initial Environmental and Social Examination (IESE) and Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) for the project in compliance with ADB Safeguards Policy Statement (2009). The ESMP for the construction phase is being enhanced.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as category C for involuntary resettlement under the Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The project does not require additional land acquisition or impacts formal or informal land users as it is developed on a brownfield site with highly restricted access to any third party.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category C for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) under the Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). There are no impacts to Indigenous Peoples due to the project, including impacts to IPs or vulnerable ethnic minorities or their traditional or customary lands, production or activities that impinge on the lands owned, or claimed under adjudication, by IPs.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation The Port Authority led the public consultation activities for the project as part of the regulatory requirements. There were no concerns raised related to the project. The borrower has a grievance mechanism that will track all concerns raised to the Project. The borrower will coordinate with the Port Authority all concerns that that are project-related.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 24 Nov 2022
Credit Committee Meeting 24 Nov 2022
Approval 17 Jan 2023
Last PDS Update 08 Feb 2024

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Title Document Type Document Date
Nhava Sheva Container Terminal Financing Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Dec 2022
Nhava Sheva Container Terminal Financing Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Dec 2022
Nhava Sheva Container Terminal Financing Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Nov 2022

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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