Jan 29: The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has found itself listed among the top 30 container ports globally. According to the latest Lloyds Report, JNPT has climbed up five spots, to be 28th on the list, compared to its previous ranking.
This new listing is said to be a validation of the efforts and strategic initiatives being implemented at JNPT in order to enhance overall port efficiency, said a report. Various new processes activated under the ‘ease of doing business’ initiative have not only helped in overall growth of the port business, but also allowed the EXIM trade to save time and cost which in turn have accentuated the growth story. Gaining operational efficiency is an on-going process and looking for solutions to better services so that the EXIM trade community benefits from it, it added.
JNPT had also recently unveiled its app service to facilitate better tracking of consignment and ease the trade process for their EXIM partners. The app allows traders to access all the relevant information about their consignment and port related updates regarding traffic and weather, on their fingertips.
The app keeps updating the relevant information at regular intervals, so that traders are abreast with the latest updates.
JNPT has also lined up a major expansion drive, with some key projects like, on-going project work on the mega 4th Terminal, developing a centralized Parking Plaza, improving the port connecting roads and widening of Highways and development of Coastal Berth. The Port is also implementing, specific processes at the operational level to make it standardized and more efficient across terminals, among many other initiatives in the pipeline.