Shipping Minister to inaugurate Road Concretization Project at JNPT Port

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping & Waterways, and AYUSH, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal will inaugurate Road Concretization Project at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust tomorrow. He will also launch the Medical Oxygen Plant at the JNP Hospital. The Minister will also review the Small Port initiative at Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCTPL). Presentations will be made on EODB, Dwarf Containers, Wadhwan ports, and other infra projects. The Minister will hold meetings with several stakeholders at the port.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Navi Mumbai is the premier container handling port in India, accounting for around 50% of the total containerized cargo volume, across the major ports of India. Commissioned on 26th May 1989, in three decades of its operations, JNPT has transformed from a bulk- cargo terminal to become the premier container port in the country. JNPT is connected to over 200 ports in the world and is ranked 33rd in the list of top 100 Container Ports globally.

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Currently, JNPT operates five container terminals: The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), the Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. (GTIPL), Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal (NSIGT), and the newly commissioned Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCT). The port also has a shallow Water Berth for general cargo and another Liquid Cargo Terminal which is managed by the BPCL-IOCL consortium. The Fourth Container Terminal is being developed in two phases of which Phase-I is operational and Phase-II is expected to be fully operational by 2022-2023 with a quay length of 2,000 meters adding an annual capacity of 4.8 million TEUs. JNPT has developed a multi-product SEZ in its owned freehold land of 277 hectares to attract international capital and global giants in manufacturing. In addition, the JNPT is also developing a satellite port at Vadhvan and 4 Dry Ports – Jalna, Wardha, Sangli, and Nashik to promote the industrialization of the hinterland. JNPT has firmly anchored itself as the major catalyst for the trade and commerce in the country and is strongly committed to providing seamless services to the world that docks.

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