JNPT Celebrates Silver Jubilee Year (India)
On 5th July 2013, India’s largest container port terminal and a crucial element in the nation’s logistics infrastructure, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) celebrated its Silver jubilee year at Hotel The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.
Shri G.K.Vasan said, “JNPT is entering its Silver Jubilee year and I am happy to state that within a short span of time the port has become the No 1 container port in the country, handling 44% of India’s container trade. The port will continue to expand its capacity, improve its efficiency and cater to the requirements of trade in the years to come. I wish the employees, trustees, port users and all other stakeholders the very best for their endeavour to make the JNPT a premier Port in the world.”
Dr. Viswapati Trivedi said, “JNPT is one of the leading ports in the world. It is emerging as the main facilitator of India’s International trade. We want it to be recognized as India’s premier container port providing integrated logistics to the best interest of trade and customers.”
JNPT is the first Major Port of India to lead the way in showing the benefits of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the Port Sector by commissioning the first private terminal, viz. Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT / DP World) in the year 1989 and brought international container handling parameters to India, which has since seen the country’s premier port augmenting infrastructure, becoming more service oriented and in the process of vastly improved efficiencies. JNPT has taken the process forward with the commissioning of a second private container terminal; M/s Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd (GTIPL) consortium of AP Moller & CONCOR in the year 2006 by converting its Bulk Terminal into a Container Terminal. All of this set the ball rolling towards JNPT becoming the biggest container handling Port in the country.
Press Release, July 8, 2013