Rewas Port, also known as Revas Port, is a proposed new port south of Mumbai on the coast of Maharashtra state, India. The port is to be jointly administered by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Mumbai Port Trust, and Maharashtra Maritime Board. In 2017, India's government-run JNPT took control of the project from Reliance Logistics & Ports Pvt Ltd, citing that company's failure to follow through on the agreement it signed in 2002 to develop and operate the port.
In 2002, Reliance Logistics & Ports Pvt Ltd (the logistics unit of Reliance Industries Ltd) was awarded the right to develop an operate an all-weather, deep draft port project at Rewas, approximately 15km south of the Port of Mumbai and 10km south of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). The first phase of the new port was to include 9 cargo-handling berths with a capacity to handle 66 million tons (mt) of cargo a year. The port was to start operations on a 50-year contract beginning October 2010. An agreement to develop and operate the port was signed in 2002, with Reliance Industries Ltd, Amma Lines Ltd, and Jai Corp. Ltd holding stakes of 55%, 24% and 10% respectively, and with the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) holding the remaining 11%.
Interest in the Rewas Port hss recently been revived by plans to clean up Mumbai Port Trust's Port of Mumbai and JNPT's Nhava Sheva Port by moving "dirty" cargo such as thermal coal and coke offshore. As coal handling is discontinued at these existing ports, the construction of a new large-capacity coal port is seen as critical in keeping India's coal-fired thermal power plants operational.
The proposed Rewas port would be built on inter-tidal and government land south of Mumbai, in three phases. Phase one calls for construction of 9 berths with a combined cargo handling capacity of 66 million tons per annum. Phases two and three would add 16 and 45 new berths, respectively, eventually bringing total cargo handling capacity up to 457 million tonnes per annum. The port's depth in phase one would be 14.5 metres, increasing to 16 metres in phase two and 20 metres in phase three.
- Operator: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Mumbai Port Trust & Maharashtra Maritime Board
- Location: Rewas, Raigad district, Maharashtra, India
- Annual Capacity (Tonnes): 66-457 million
- Status: Proposed
- Projected In Service:
- Type: Imports
- Coal Source:
- Cost: Rs30,000 crore
Articles and Resources
- "Centre steps in to build long-delayed Rewas port in Maharashtra," The Hindu Business Line, September 18, 2017
- "Mumbai port to cut polluted cargo as city plans makeover," DNA India, January 24, 2017
- "JNPT plans Rs 1,000 cr port on west coast," DNA India, January 19, 2017