With a view to providing more autonomy and flexibility to Major Ports and to professionalize their governance, the Government has introduced Major Port Authorities Bill in Parliament.
On a trade mission to India, MPA has signed a Cooperative Agreement with Mundra Port, Gujarat State, north of Mumbai.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has approved amendments to the MCA to make the Port Projects more investor-friendly and make investment climate in the Port Sector more attractive.
The Indian Government is making continuous efforts to improve the efficiency of major ports in the country.
India’s total containerized cargo capacity of 8.75 million TEUs at all its 12 major ports, a key indicator of a country’s integration with global supply chain for value-added manufactured goods.
JNPCT is constantly innovating and up-scaling operations to not only meet but exceed global benchmarks with an underlying commitment to provide seamless customer service and ease of doing business.
JNPT improved its performance in container cargo in terms of TEUs by handling 2.4 million TEUs as compared to 2.26 million TUEs in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Major ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.24% and together handled 326.4 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to September, 2017
The Ministry of Shipping has issued a notification renaming Kandla Port Trust as Deendayal Port Trust with effect from 25th of September, 2017.
Essar Ports announced that its Rs 830-crore expansion plan to upgrade the iron ore handling capacity of the Vizag Terminal from 12.5 MMTPA to 23 MMTPA is nearing completion.
JNPCT was awarded “Container Terminal of the Year” Award for the above 0.6 million TEUs category at The Gateway Awards 2017 held at Mumbai.
The country’s 12 major ports together handled 273.96 Million Tonnes of cargo between April to August, 2017 as against 265.31 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.
The ship has been indigenously designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata and commissioned into the Indian Navy today at Port Blair.
The twelve major ports under the Ministry of Shipping handled a record 647.43 MT of traffic in 2016-17, registering an annual growth rate of 6.79 percent, as against 4.32 percent last year.
Government is regularly monitoring the Port projects to modernize and upgrade to increase capacity of the Major Ports and also to bring them to the international standards.
A MoU was signed between Chennai Port Trust and the Government of Puducherry in New Delhi today for handling EXIM cargo originating from Puducherry Port hinterland.
JNPCT handled 14,29,936 TEUS till 7th March, surpassing last year record of 14,29,277 TEUs and registering 7.6% YoY growth in cargo throughput.
Under Sagarmala Programme, 415 projects, at an estimated investment of approximately Rs.8 Lac Crore, have been identified across port modernization & new port development.
The Government of India said that the major ports in the country have registered a significant growth in the cargo volumes handled in the last two months of previous year.
Privately owned by the Adani business empire, the Mundra Port of Gujarat has changed the face of the shipping ports across the sub-continental nation. Know more about the shipping port inside the article.