Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) participated in “Building Warehousing Competitiveness
2017” conference organised by CII with the theme of “Emergence of Science in
storage”, says a release.
The role of
warehouses has increased due to wider product range, emphasis on shorter lead
times and constant changes in customer demand. Harnessing of technology to meet
these new challenges in the warehousing operations will result in better
service at lower costs.This was stated by Shri Neeraj Bansal, Chairman
in-charge, JNPT while delivering the key note address at the “Building
Warehousing Competitiveness 2017” organised by CII Institute of Logistics.
on the theme, Mr Bansal said that in countries like India which is dependent on
monsoon-fed agriculture, efficient warehousing system would play a vital role
in promoting agricultural marketing and also help in reducing the imbalance
during harvesting season and off season by providing efficient storage facility.
emphasis on ‘make in India’ scheme, the whole world is looking to our country
in the field of manufacturing industry. India manufacturing has entered in all
most all sectors. Top world as well as domestic automobile manufacturers are
making India an automobile hub. This requires huge warehousing facilities for
manufacturing and value additions. The SEZ projects in the country and JNPT’s
upcoming Port Based SEZ emphasizes modern and state of the art warehousing
facility, Mr Bansal observed.
competitive global scenario, India has to match the international standards and
warehousing industry has to adopt global standards.
challenges and concerns need to be addressed with coordinated efforts among all
stakeholders and world’s best practices should be adopted in our country. There
is a need to work together for reduction of logistic cost and bring it down to
Global benchmark of developed countries.
JNPTs Dry Port Project at Jalna and Wardha will develop with
state-of-the art warehousing facilities for agri and agri products, machinery,
automobiles, steel and metal industries which will be directly connected to Sea
Port of JNPT, Mr Bansal said.