Amidst Mega Developmental Works, India’s JNPT Port Finds Place In Top 30 Container Ports In The World

Amidst Mega Developmental Works, India’s JNPT Port Finds Place In Top 30 Container Ports In The WorldJNPT Port Trust Mumbai (@JNPort/Twitter)

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has emered as the sole Indian entry in the Lloyds list of top thirty container ports in the world, PIB has reported.

“JNPT notched up five spots, to be 28th on the list, compared to its previous ranking. This is a validation of all the efforts and strategic initiatives being implemented at JNPT in order to enhance overall port efficiency,” said a government release.

JNPT, also known as Nhava Sheva, was established in 1989 and is the largest container port in India. The port, located in Navi Mumbai on the Arabian Sea Coast, has undertaken various expansionary projects to facilitate easier and faster movement of cargo.

Some of them include the on-going work on the mega 4th Terminal, developing a centralised Parking Plaza, improving the port connecting roads and widening of Highways and development of Coastal Berth.

“India is gaining precedence as a favourable trade destination and initiatives at JNPT has been credited for helping India leverage its position in the World Bank Ranking in trading across the borders, from 146 to 80, a jump of 66 points,” the release added.

Technology Adoption

To facilitate better tracking of consignment and ease the trade process for Export Import (EXIM) partners, JNP launched an app on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

It is expected to help “traders to access all the relevant information about their consignment and port related updates regarding traffic and weather, on their fingertips.”

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