Navi Mumbai (26.05.2023): Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) has completed 34 years of operations today 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 NhavaSheva near Mumbai, was originally designed to decongest decades old Mumbai port nearby and sitting in the heart of India’s financial capital. The rise of Jawaharlal Nehru Port 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.
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:1992: MH), Chairman, JNPA.