Kant, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping made his maiden visit to Jawaharlal Nehru
Port Trust (JNPT) and reviewed ongoing critical projects of the port. Shri Anil
Diggikar, Chairman, JNPT; Shri Neeraj Bansal, Deputy Chairman, JNPT accompanied
Shri Ravi Kant on a tour of the port, says a release on 7th July.
The Secretary inspected the container terminals and other facilities at JNPT.
Also present were Shri Barun Mitra, Joint Secretary and Smt. Shipra Sharma,
Director of Ports, Ministry of Shipping. Shri Ravi Kant inaugurated the
JNPT-APEC Training Centre Guest House and visited the training centre during
his visit. He also launched the JNPT quarterly e-newsletter `JNPT Connect’
which would reach more than 700 valuable clients of JNPT. The newsletter will
keep the clients abreast with developments, performances and achievements at
also be able to give their suggestions and comments on the newsletter which
will help JNPT officials take the necessary step to ensure that doing business
at the port is hassle free. “I am most pleased with the innovative solutions
and new initiatives that the management has implemented at JNPT to promote the
central governments’ Ease of Doing Business agenda.
JNPT is one
of the most important ports in India and continues to be an outperformer on all
parameters,” Shri Ravi Kant said at the end of his day long visit. Earlier in
the day, the Secretary visited the JNPT SEZ site, CFS facilities, NSCIT holding
yard to see the Document Processing Zone and the Tank farm area along with
plots which are to be auctioned. He also visited the Shallow Water Berth to
witness the berthing and marine operations and JN Port’s main container berth
and container yard. Shri Ravi Kant inspected the ICD, VTMS and RFID operations
and commended the work done by JNPT. Shri Neeraj Bansal briefed the Secretary
on JNPT's ongoing and future projects.
presentation was made to the showcase the Port and Terminal operational and
financial performance. A presentation on Ease of Doing Business initiatives and
a demo of the JNPT website was conducted along with a live demo of the
successful road decongestion measures taken by the Port. Shri Ravi Kant was
also briefed on the progress of critical projects at JNPT and plans for the
SEZ, Tank Farm and Land use at the port. Shri Ravi Kant also took part in a
symbolic tree plantation ceremony at JNPT.