Robust logistics sector can boost India’s quest for being a manufacturing giant: JNPT Chairman

Sanjay Sethi

Chairman of India’s premier container port,Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) Mr Sanjay Sethi, IAS, shared his valuable insights in a refreshing roundtable interaction on the role of JNPT and the port sector in ‘Strengthening Logistics- Positioning India in the Global Supply Chain’.

During the special address on the roundtable interaction organised by ‘The American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM – India)’, Mr Sethi emphasised on the importance of logistics sector in the economic development of India and how a robust logistics sector can go a long way in boosting India’s quest for being a manufacturing giant with the initiatives like ‘Make in India’, ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ launched by the Government of India.

Mr Sethi also highlighted the ongoing initiatives and plans at JNPT to enable better logistics for making India a preferred destination for FDI and position itself as the hub for Global Supply Chain.

As the biggest container handling Port in India, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Navi Mumbai accounts 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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