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,
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).
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
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.
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.