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JNPA celebrates 34 years of excellence & achievement

May 26th, 2023 8:00 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

Navi Mumbai, May 25, 2023: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA), India’s biggest state-run container port by volumes handled, will complete 34 years of operations on 26th May amidst the euphoria created by a recent World Bank report that put it amongst a galaxy of global ports turning around box ships quickly. JNPort has emerged as an epitome of excellence, revolutionizing the maritime landscape with its state-of-the-art infrastructure, cutting-edge technology, and unwavering commitment to efficiency and customer satisfaction over 34 years. JNPA has risen to become one of the most advanced and sought-after ports in the region, handling significant volumes of cargo and serving as a crucial gateway for international trade. The port located at Nhava Sheva near Mumbai, was originally designed to decongest the decades old Mumbai port nearby and sitting in the heart of India’s financial capital. The rise of Jawaharlal Nehru Port, one of the two youngest major ports, has been nothing but spectacular. It handles more than half of India’s container volumes shipped by sea. The world’s top three container terminal operators – PSA International, D P World and A P M Terminals – runs facilities at the port, a feature that none of the other Indian ports can boast of. Along with the calling of the world’s top container shipping lines at the port to load and unload the steel boxes carrying varied cargo.

The World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) Report, 2023 came on top of another superlative performance by the port – hitting a record high cargo volume of 6.05 Million TEUs in the year ended March 2023. The World Bank’s observation in its Logistics Performance Index (LPI) Report, 2023 that Jawaharlal Nehru Port turns around box ships in a mere 22 hours or just 0.9 days is a testament to the port management’s efforts, ably backed by the terminal operators and other key stake holders, to build a port that can vie with the best in the world in performance parameters.
In keeping with the current trends in cargo handling, the port has also adopted technological tools to manage cargo flows for reducing dwell time and promote ease of doing business. “J N Port’s journey into a world class port has run parallel to India’s rise as an economic power. The port has played a very major role in moving goods in steel containers as containerisation became entrenched in global supply chain,” said Sarbananda Sonowal,Hon’ble Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways & AYUSH. “The efficiency and productivity parameters displayed by J N Port compares well with the best in the world. This was made possible through a combination of private partners and port management working as a team to the benefit of India’s export-import community,” he said.

Jawaharlal Nehru port is a feather in the cap of the Union government as it seeks to build world class ports to support its ambitious plans to become a $5 trillion economy. “All this would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our stakeholders, including the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Government of India, customers, employees, and the local community. By committing to continuous innovation, expansion, and service excellence, we remain dedicated to our vision of becoming a global maritime hub,” said Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPA. To commemorate the significant milestone, JNPA organized Foundation Day event, in Mumbai on May 25, 2023 wherein Sarbananda Sonowal, the Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, was the chief guest. The top performers amongst the Trade and JNPA employees were felicitated by Minister Sonowal, in presence of Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPA, Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Dy. Chairman, JNPA, Ministry officials, stakeholders across maritime sector, JNPA officials and other imminent dignitaries present at the occasion.

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