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JNPT Opts for Major Technological Push, Upgrades Existing Ship Maneuvering Simulator


Port Wings News Network:

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s premier container port, in a major push and with a vision of augmenting the ports training abilities, superior training outcomes for the pilots, have upgraded to the latest technology for navigation & vessel maneuvering training.

This enhancement ship maneuvering simulator will ensure availability of latest modules and features to augment JNPT’s training capabilities and ensure superior training outcomes for the pilots. The setup of the simulator was reviewed by Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT and Shri Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Deputy Chairman, JNPT.

The upgrades made to the physical simulator infrastructure such as the Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Consoles will allow training for various emergency scenarios. This will also help Pilots to perform berthing operations in a more ship like environment where they can assess vessel movement not only from the wheelhouse but also position themselves on the wings whilst the vessel is brought alongside. This has been upgraded by M/s ARI, with indigenous technology.

These measures will help the port to be at par with technologically advanced global ports augmenting JNPT’s stature to be among the leading container ports in the world.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Navi Mumbai is the biggest container handling Port in India accounting for around 52% of the total containerised cargo volume, across the major ports of India. Commissioned on 26th May 1989, in less than three decades of its operations, JNPT has transformed from a bulk-cargo terminal to become the premier container port in the country.

Currently JNPT operates five container terminals: the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), the Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. (GTIPL), Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) and the newly commissioned Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCTPL). The Port also has a Shallow Water Berth for general cargo and another Liquid Cargo Terminal which is managed by BPCL-IOCL consortium.

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