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Despite COVID-19 Challenges, JNPT Closes July on a High Note; Handles 344,316 Containers

Mumbai:

Port Wings News Network:

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT has been continuously growing month over month to perform its responsibilities of a strategic contributor to nation building even during this pandemic.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust registered a throughput of 344,316 TEUs in container handling, which is 19% higher as compared to June 2020. The port handled total of 196 vessels and the overall traffic handled in July was 4.85 Million Tonnes which is an increase of 19% as against 4.07 Million Tonnes handled in June 2020.

In another major accomplishment, JNPT received the operational status for India’s First Port Based Special Economic Zone, JNPT SEZ. The multi-product port based SEZ aims to boost exports by enabling port-led industrialization under Sagarmala initiative of Ministry of Shipping. 5 units have started their construction activities and amongst them, 2 units have recently started their operations in SEZ successfully. All three units are granted operational status by Development Commissioner, SEEPZ, SEZ. JNPT is leaving no stone unturned to ensure world class infrastructure and facilities to units in the SEZ.

In another development and in continuation of the JNPT SEZ success story, Hindustan Infralog Private Limited (HIPL), a joint venture between DP World and NIIF has announced an investment of INR 1000 CR to develop the Nhava Sheva Business Park (NSBP), Free Trade Warehousing Zone (FTWZ) situated at JNPT. The project will be completed by the end of 2021 and will provide a seamless experience for both domestic and international traders at JNPort. Once operational, the FTWZ project at JNPT will contribute in establishing India as a major trade and manufacturing hub, and support the Government’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ Program.

Commenting on the results, Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT, said, “JNPT will continue to extend support for the country’s economic growth and perform its duties to steadfast growth trajectory of the Port sector. In July we have seen Exports increasing and expect even the Imports to get back to normal by the end of this month. There were few ups and downs, but we have managed to keep the operations up and running. Also, JNPT is the first port where Port-led economic development is evolving successfully, and we are confident of attracting leading global companies for investing here at JNPT SEZ.”

JNPT has also setup a dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC) at JNPT Hospital to cater to JNPT beneficiaries and the local community. Earlier in June 2020, JNPT had also converted its Multi skill training centre into COVID Care Centre to serve the local community. Even in the face of this unprecedented situation, JNPT continues to remain committed to doing what’s right for the employees, stakeholders and the communities.

JNPT, further looks to strengthen its position, achieve the goals and remain in the position of a leading port in the coming years, with new innovation, dedication, best technology backed by customer service and above all being the Port of Choice of the customers.

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