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JNPT-track record

With the commissioning of fourth container terminal, the container handling capacity of the port will go up to 7.5 million TEUs in the new few years. The port closed the financial year by achieving 4.38 million TEUs according to official sources.

The West Coast Port adjoining Mumbai is deepening of navigation channel, laying a eight lane road corridor to the port, centralized parking plaza and other facilities to meet this new challenge.  The Port will be the prime beneficiary of the Japanese bank funded Dedicated Freight corridor from Mumbai to Delhi to be commissioned next year.

The port trust recorded profit before tax of Rs 1,440 crore and operating profit of Rs 1,120 crore during the last financial year.. With the commissioning of the fourth container terminal and other initiatives like dry ports, Special Economic Zones (SEZ), the Port is poised to see higher cargo handling and profits in the near future. The port is the leader among major ports in handling containers.

JNPT has achieved close to 39 per cent cargo clearance through Direct Port Delivery system for imports.. We plans to increase DPD share further since the trade favours the quick model of delivery of imports. As of now, there are more than 1,600 importers who have been given permission to clear cargo under DPD facility. JNPT expects this number to go up significantly in the coming months and the share of DPD to go up to about 70 per cent.

With a view to reduce congestion and implement ‘ease of doing’ business at JNPT, the port authorities planned to introduce a transport solution in which technology-led Uber like model will result in faster movement of cargo from the port. To implement this proposal, a transparent process of tendering and selecting transport operators for five routes were finalysed. 

There was misunderstanding among a section of transporters who apprehended that their business will get impacted adversely and they went on wild cat strike for a few days, the agitating transporters were brought to the negotiation table. The Port administration while taking into account the apprehensions of the transporters took the dispassionate view on the matter. The Port suggested that all transport operators can be absorbed by the Four Logistics companies selected to transport the cargo.

The success of the scheme could be measured as more transport operators are aligning with these four operators. The new transport solution is in the larger interest of trade and the economy as the process will help smooth, controlled and seamless movement of cargo from port to the destination.

JNPT is setting up four new dry ports to connect hinterland to port and also increase the supply of cargo from different parts of the country. JNPT is currently developing dry ports in Wardha, Jalgaon, Nashik and Sangli in various parts of Maharashtra which will boost the local manufacturing units and agriculture. Through this initiative port is increasing container cargo volume

JNPT-SEZ being developed on a 277 hectare land has started attracting sizable investments and already 6 firms have won plots. Tendering process for another 15-20 plots of land is currently in progress and we expect good response from the manufacturing sector.


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