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
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.
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
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.