JNPT has taken an enterprising strategy in the right direction of
making the global market aware of the Indian capabilities in many manufacturing
sectors through 11 ambassadors to various countries.
Effective promotion of trade between India and the rest of the world through
boosting exports will give a fillip to Indian economy.
It is in this background, a release from JNPT says, that a
familiarisation meeting was organised for 11 ambassadors from India to various
countries by JNPT in Mumbai to update the heads of missions about the
infrastructure developments and the various investment opportunities which
could boost trade from India to these countries.
Indian Ambassadors to Saudi Arabia, Russia, Colombia, Australia, South
Africa, Belarus, Denmark, Tunisia, Fiji, Korea and Turkmenistan attended the
JNPT meet and explored possibilities of promoting trade.
Shri Neeraj Bansal, Chairman-in-Charge appraised 11 Indian Ambassador
about JNPT’s overall operations and highlighted the various measures
implemented to promote Ease of Doing Business and Sagarmala projects at JNPT in
the last few years. JNPT is ranked 33th among the global ports and is the
largest container port in the country. JNPT handled the highest ever volume of
4.83 million TEUs for the year ended March 2018 and its capacity is slated to
double at 10 million TEUs after the completion of the construction of second
phase of the 4 th terminal in 2022. Shri Bansal also explained how JNPT is
deploying technological benefits to reduce time and cost of transporting cargo
from port to their respective destinations.
JNPT is popularising Direct Port Delivery (DPD) and Direct Port Entry
(DPE) to reduce congestion and save time and cost for EXIM Trade. Logistics
costs in India are comparatively higher by global standards and there is an
immediate need to bring logistics costs down to make the economy more efficient
and compete at the global level, Shri Bansal said.
Shri Bansal also briefed the heads of missions on setting up of 4 new
dry ports and a state-of the-art SEZ on 277 hectares of JNPT land. While dry
ports will result in movement of cargo from hinterland to ports on a planned
basis, setting up of SEZ will attract global investments to turn India into a
manufacturing hub. Shri Bansal disclosed that many leading firms have shown
interest in setting up units at SEZ and this would result in creation of direct
and indirect jobs to 1.25 people of the local area.
Shri Bansal also shared the details of infrastructure facilities that
are being developed for seamless movement of cargo and offer best-in-class
facilities to EXIM trade.
The ambassadors expressed their happiness about the progress of JNPT
and world class facilities being set up to promote trade.