New Delhi (20.07.2022): JNP has become the first major port of the country with a capacity of 100 percent Landlord port having all berths being operated on PPP mode. The PPP mode of investment in Indian ports has made remarkable progress in the last 25 years, beginning with the JNP resulting in capacity addition and productivity improvement. The sustainability of the first agreement between the concessioning authority and concessionaire on PPP mode, which completed its 25th year of success in July, this year, has had a tremendous impact on the development of PPP projects in major ports.
With its state-of-the-art facilities JNP meets all the international standards, user-friendly atmosphere, and excellent connectivity by rail and road to the hinterland. The facility of backup infrastructures like CFS, connectivity with ICDs, full-fledged Custom House, Airport, Hotels, and proximity to Mumbai, Pune, Nashik city and its industrial belt makes it a unique container terminal.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) has 2 berths with a total length of 680m and 15m draft which will be handed over under this PPP contract along with a backup area of 54.74 hectares for 30 years. JNPCT is presently handling 9000 TEUs capacity vessels and with the upgrade it can handle 12200 TEUs capacity vessels. It is also proposed to increase the RMQC rail span from 20 meters to 30.5 meters at the port. Investment for this project will be carried out by the concessionaire at a total cost of Rs. 872 crores. The concessionaire has to upgrade, operate, maintain and transfer this terminal on PPP basis. This project will be implemented in 2 phases.