JNPT, country’s largest container port handled 3.9 lakh TEUs in the
month of November 2017, recording growth of 5.76% in container handling for the
Apr-Nov2017 period compared to same period last year. Among the four terminals
at JNPT, JNPCT handled 1.18 lakh TEUs, APM Terminal’s total stood at 1.66 lakh
TEUs, DP World (comprising NSICT and NSIGT) together handled 1.06 lakh TEUs in
the month of November 2017. The Direct Port Delivery initiative under ‘Ease of
Doing Business’ has been steadily going up and in the month of November 34.73%
of cargo was cleared through DPD, helping Trade save significantly in the
transaction cost and time. Another important initiative-Inter terminal
movements of TTs was used by 15,267 trucks completing 19,279 transactions
in November, helping fuel saving of Rs. 7.12 cr. since start of this
The month of November witnessed visits of many international delegation
and purposeful developments. JNPT acquired a new Multi Utility Purpose launchas
part of ‘Green Port’ initiative, which is being deployed for fighting minor oil
spill in the port area and debris collection. Delegations from Antwerp Port
visited JNPT to discuss the roadmap for
making JNPT Antwerp Training Centre a world class Maritime training institute.
Hon’blePrime Minister of Latvia along with high-level delegation from
Latvia also visited JNPT to see the Port infrastructure and facilities.
Delegations from Port of Halifax (Canada), Philippines and Indian
Ambassador to Islamic Republic of Iran along with Iran delegation visited
JNPT to explore the prospects of increasing the trade further among India and
rest of the world.
Commenting on the performance in November, Mr Neeraj Bansal,
Deputy Chairman said “JNPT continues to adopt trade friendly measures
with a view to further increase the trade from the port in an efficient and
economical way. The rise in DPD share too indicates that JNPT is well placed to
achieve the target of 40 per cent as directed by the government and the
Ministry of Shipping”.