Mumbai Port Trust

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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 harbour of Mumbai (Bombay) in Maharashtra.The harbour spread over 400 square kilometres (150 sq mi) is protected by the mainland of Konkan to its east and north and by the island city of Mumbai to its west.[1] The harbour opens to the south to the Arabian Sea.

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Mumbai Port Trust
Mumbai Port Trust Container Terminal
LocationMumbai, Maharashtra
Coordinates18°56.3′N 72°45.9′E[1]
Operated byMumbai Port Trust
Owned byGovernment of India
No. of berths63[2]
No. of wharfs5
Employees7000 [3]
Annual cargo tonnage62.82 million tonnes (2017–18)[4][1]
Annual container volume118,000 TEU (2007–08)

The port is administered by the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT, formerly the Bombay Port Trust (BPT)), an autonomous corporation wholly owned by the Government of India.[5] The port is primarily used for bulk cargo, while most container traffic is directed to Nhava Sheva port across the harbour.