Maharashtra: Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal To Inaugurate Road Concretisation Project At JNPT Tomorrow


Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal will inaugurate Road Concretization Project at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust tomorrow (13 November), an official release said on Friday (12 November).

The minister will also launch the medical oxygen plant at the JNP Hospital.

According to a Shipping Ministry release, Sonowal will also review the small port initiative at Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCTPL) and hold meetings with several stake holders at the port.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Navi Mumbai is the premier container handling port in India, accounting for around 50 per cent of the total containerised cargo volume, across the major ports of India, the ministry said.

Commissioned on 26 May 1989, in three decades of its operations, JNPT has transformed from a bulk-cargo terminal to become the premier container port in the country.

JNPT is connected to over 200 ports in the world and is ranked thirty-third in the list of top 100 container ports globally, the ministry said.

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 (BMCT), it added.

The port also has a shallow water berth for general cargo and another liquid cargo terminal which is managed by the BPCL-IOCL consortium.

The fourth container terminal is being developed in two phases of which phase-I is operational and phase-II is expected to be fully operational by 2022-2023 with a quay length of 2,000 metre adding an annual capacity of 4.8 million TEUs.

JNPT has developed a multi-product SEZ in its owned free hold land of 277 hectares to attract international capital and global giants in manufacturing.

In addition, the JNPT is also developing satellite port at Vadhvan and four dry ports – Jalna, Wardha, Sangli and Nashik to promote industrialisation of the hinterland, the ministry said.