Anil Diggikar named Chairman, JNPT
The Shipping Ministry, Government of India has named Anil Udhavrao Diggikar, a Maharashtra cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1990 batch, as the new chairman of the state-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).
AT present Mr Diggikar is the vice chairman and managing director of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corp. Ltd. The port will be having a Chairman after a long gap as the port did not have a fulltime chairman even since N.N. Kumar demitted office in March this year.
JN port is the largest container port in India having handled 4.467 million TEUs for the year ended 31st March 2015 the highest since it was opened in 1989. Overall, the port handled 63.80 million tonnes of cargo in 2014-15, up 2.36% compared with 62.33 million tonnes a year ago. The port’s operating income rose to Rs.1,757.01 crore in 2014-15 from Rs.1,345.29 crore a year earlier.
With the fourth container terminal being constructed by Singapore’s PSA International Pte Ltd, the port’s container loading capacity will more than double over the next seven years.