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French Transport Minister Visits JNPA; Strengthens Co-operation in Port Trade


Port Wings News Network:

As a part to elevate Indo-French relations in the land, air, and sea transport with sustainable solutions at the core of it, French Minister for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari on 26 March 2022 visited Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA), India’s premier container port.

According to a media statement, French Minister for Transport discussed the contribution of French companies to developing Indian ports and logistics value chain, along with the execution of the joint master plan on the blue economy.

Upon arrival at the port the Shri Unmesh Shard Wagh, IRS, Dy. Chairman, JNPA gave a traditional welcome to French Minister for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari and other French delegates.

While interacting with the French Transport Minister and other delegates Shri Unmesh Shard Wagh, IRS, Dy. Chairman, JNPA, said, “JNPA promotes and emphasizes on the sustainable solutions and land and sea transport systems, enabling meaningful participation in social and economic activities. JNPA provides multi-modal facilities and several projects that enable ease of operation that gives the finest experience to our customers and stakeholders.”

Talking about Indo-French relations, he added, “India and France are interested in progressive advancement in maritime domain and port sector and are also both enthusiastic trading partners.”

During their visit to JNPA, a presentation was displayed giving them a glimpse of the projects at JNPA. Later, they were taken for a port visit. At the time of the port tour, they were shown the overall functioning of the port and the latest development work in the port.

Minister of State for Transport of France Jean-Baptiste Djebbari during his visit to JNPA and interacting with our Dy. Chairman Shri Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, appreciated JNPA’s green port initiatives and the steps taken towards sustainable development.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) at Navi Mumbai is one of the premier container handling ports in India. Commissioned on 26th May 1989, in less than three decades of its operations, JNPA has transformed from a bulk-cargo terminal to become the premier container port in the country.

Currently JNPA 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 and newly constructed coastal berth.

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