Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s number one Container Port is committed for constant innovation and upscaling to meet the global benchmarks and best business practices, said Mr. Neeraj Bansal, Dy. Chairman, JNPT. The port has taken and has charted India’s international trade to a glorious course of success and achieve number of initiatives focussed on “Ease of Doing Business”, he added.
He was speaking to the media persons having JNPT port visit today to showcase the result of various initiatives at the ground level.
The aim of JNPT is to reduce documentation process, time and cost and to make it cost effective for the trade, Dy. Chairman said. JNPT has taken several steps such as abolition of manual forms, Inter Terminal Movement of Tractor Trailers to ensure cost reduction and congestion across JNPT Road. He also appealed to the stakeholders to take fullest advantage of Direct Port Delivery (DPD) facility so that the cargo reaches the consignee in a minimum time period and it also saves the transaction cost.
For the ease of trade in taking various clearances land is allotted for laboratories of regulatory agencies within Port premises. JNPT would be the first port in the country to implement logistic data bank tagging for tracking of containers on 1st of July, 2016. A rebate in handling charges to Container Freight Station (CFS) with rail connectivity is also been an important step forward to motivate usage of rail transport which is cheaper and environment friendly.
To ensure transparency online berthing/unberthing has been started by JNPT to ensure paperless and efficient process. The tariffs of all possible stakeholders are also displayed on the JNPT’s website through hyper link making JNPT website a one stop solution. Apart from these several other initiatives such as widening of roads to avoid congestion in Port areas and Highways, Development of Parking areas within the port areas for smooth traffic movement is under process.