Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has announced plans to roll out Direct Port Delivery
(DPD) transport service from May 1, enabling faster and cost-effective movement
significance of DPD has been fully realized by the EXIM trade. It’s popularity
has kept growing as days move by and more and more clients take to DPD. Any
initiative that proves cost effective will be trade-friendly. Recently while
interacting with the participants in the meeting of ‘Infrastructure Development
of Maharashtra: Vision 2025’ Shri Neeraj Bansal, Chairman-in-charge, JNPT
has said that the share of DPD in
traffic has gone up to 38 percent. The major benefit DPD provided to JNPT was
helping decongestion, a challenge that has to be addressed.
bidders include JWC Logistics Park Pvt. Ltd., (for two routes), Vora
Transfreight Services, Royal Translines Pvt. Ltd. and Ekta Enterprises.
move, the industry can save logistics cost between `9,000 and `20,000 per
container and the delivery time will be cut down to 48 hours from seven days
appointed four logistics companies to handle container movement on five
transport routes at fixed rates. In this system, containers off loaded from the
vessels would no longer be moved to Container Freight Station (CFS) yards,
where more time is taken for dispatch. In March 2017, JNPT had started a tender
process and after technical and financial bids, four out of 12 logistics
companies were selected for the DPD transport facility.
JNPT has also
allocated the transport routes — route 1 towards Gujarat, route 2 towards Goa
and Bengaluru, route 3 towards Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Indore and
Hyderabad, route 4 towards Ahmednagar and route 5 is a local region near
meeting of four successful bidders for the five routes was held at JNPT
recently, where Mr. Neeraj Bansal, IRS, Chairman-in-Charge, asked them to gear
up for the nationwide roll-out from May 1 this year.
The DPD facility had been
made available at JNPT for more than a year, but this time it would be
implemented in a more structured manner for any one opting for DPD service.
“Currently, the DPD ratio at JNPT is 38% and we want to take it to 70%
shortly,” Mr. Bansal said.