Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the premier container port has won the coveted Port
Operator Award organised by the Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East and Africa
awards which were announced on November 28, in Dubai,
says a release from JNPT.
award to JNPT, the judges said that they were impressed by JNPT’s increased
volumes despite considerable challenges and keeping the port congestion
free through initiatives such as improved infrastructure and a move from manual
to electronic processes.
chosen from entries taken from the South Asia, Middle East and African regions
and adjudicated by a distinguished judging panel which this year
included: Abdul Hadhi, Chair of Judging Panel and the Lloyd’s List
Asia Editor; Captain Saleem Alavi, Former Maritime Adviser and
Director of the UAE Ship Registry, Adviser to the National Transport
Authority; Captain Vivek Anand, President and Director, NYK Line
India; Majid Bin Bashir, Secretary General, EMAC; Marcus
Machin, Director- Middle East, Tufton Oceanic; Jens Poulsen, Co-Founder
& CEO, Marcura and Dr. Anil Sharma, President and CEO of GMS.
JNPT winning the port of the year award for 2017, Mr Neeraj Bansal, Deputy
Chairman said,” This is a great testimony to the team work and cooperation
extended by trade to execute various initiatives at JNPT with a view to
facilitate trade and create conducive business environment for EXIM trade. We
are humbled with the decision of jury
that JNPT’s work is recognised at the global level and this will further
motivate us to sustain and improve the trade-friendly environment at the port”.
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