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January 22, 2019

Indian Port Enters World’s Top 30 Container Ports List

Pic: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)

Pic: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)

India's largest container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), has made its way to the top-30 container ports across the globe.

JNPT notched up five spots as per the latest Lloyds Report, to be 28th on the list, compared to its previous ranking," Indian shipping ministry said in a statement.

This is a validation of all the efforts and strategic initiatives being implemented at JNPT in order to enhance overall port efficiency, it said.

Various new processes activated under the 'ease of doing business' initiative have not only helped in overall growth of the port business, but also allowed the EXIM (Export–Import) trade to save time and cost which in turn have accentuated the growth story, it said.

The JNPT also launched their App service to facilitate better tracking of consignment and ease the trade process for their EXIM partners.

The App will allow traders to access all the relevant information about their consignment and port related updates regarding traffic and weather, on their fingertips.

 JNPT is already on a major expansion drive, with some key projects like, on-going project work on the mega 4th Terminal, developing a centralized Parking Plaza, improving the port connecting roads and widening of Highways and development of Coastal Berth.

The Port is also implementing, specific processes at the operational level to make it standardized and more efficient across terminals, among many other initiatives in the pipeline.

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