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Shri BinoyKumar,IAS Special Secretary(Logistics), Ministry of Commerce & Industry visits Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Shri. Binoy Kumar, IAS,(Logistics), Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Shri Rabindra Agarwal, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ports, Ministry of Shipping, paid a visit to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) on December 30, 2017.

 A Logistics division has been set, the first of its kind, in JNPT under the Government’s ambitious National Logistics Plan which aims at seamless movements of inputs and finished goods across the country.

 In this context, the newly appointed Shri Binoy Kumar, IAS,(Logistics), Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry along with Shri Rabindra Agarwal, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ports, Ministry of Shipping, paid a visit to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).

Shri NeerajBansal, Chairman in-charge JNPT welcomed them and took them around the port showing them the port operations, Gate automation, Yard operations, ICD operations, VTMS, Document processing zone in holding yard, CCTV surveillance along with other Ease of Doing Business initiatives taken by the port. Besides, a detailed presentation was given on the performance of the port as well on the ongoing development activities.

The visitors held discussions with the stakeholders and urged them to identify the bottlenecks in making logistics chain efficient and also said that the government would work with all stakeholders to improve the logistics facilities with the final aim of reducing logistics cost.

ShriRabindra Agarwal, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ports, Ministry of Shipping urged all stakeholders to make use of the Port Community System and contribute in making it more robust and efficient by raising their concerns and suggestions.

Shri NeerajBansal,Chairman in-charge,JNPTsaid, “The Government of India is fully focussed on improving the logistics sector in India which will give a great impetus and a boost to foreign trade and will attract sizable foreign direct investment into logistics sector in general and ports in particular”.

JNPT has been consistently improving its volume and turnover as many trade friendly measures implemented by the port is being fully supported by EXIM trade community. Several steps under ease of doing business and introduction of Direct Port Delivery (DPD) facility have substantially contributed in decreasing the transaction cost and time. The trade has started realising the benefits of DPD facility as the share of DPD has improved to more than 30per cent in the last few months from 3 percent share last year.


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