7th January, 2003
Ministry of Shipping


Jawaharlal Nehru Port, the most prestigious port among 12 major ports in India has achieved several landmark performances. It has earned a total income of Rs. 503.77 crore and incurred a total expenditure of Rs. 390.80 crore during 2001-2002, the net surplus being Rs. 112.97 crores. The operating income has increased to Rs. 386.67 crore in 2001-02 from Rs. 326.21 crore in 2000-01. The operating expenditure has also increased to Rs. 221.95 crore from Rs. 211.12 in the previous year. Thus while the operating ratio dropped from 64.72% to 57.37% the return on capital employed increased from 9.77% to 18.03%.

JNP is the most modern major port in the West Coast of India, which was commissioned on 26th May 1989. It is a statutory autonomous body governed under the provisions of the Major Port Trusts Act 1963. The Port was planned with a view to decongest the Mumbai Port and serve as a hub Port for this region. It has three terminals viz:

    1. JNP-operated Container Terminal
    2. Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT)
    3. Bulk Terminal for import of bulk cargo mainly fertilizers, raw materals, foodgrains

      and liquid chemicals.


The Port has handled 22.52 million tonnes of total cargo as against the previous year’s figure of 18.57 MT, thereby registering a growth of 21.24%. The Port has retained its foremost position consecutively for the fourth year in container handling among major ports of India by handling 1.573 million TEUs together with NSCIT as against 1.189 million TEUs during the previous year, registering a growth of 32%. JN Port alone has handled 54.29% of the India’s total container traffic during the year 2001-02. The bulk cargo handled was 4.01 million tonnes and achievement of such volume was possible on account of major contribution of liquid cargo handled to the extent of 2.85 million tonnes.

Several new Mainline Vessels such as Advance Container Lines, Malaysian International Shipping Company, Mitsui OSK Line, Pacific International Line Shahi Shipping Ltd. COSCO Container Line and Irano Hind Shipping Company, have commenced their operations from JN Port. Many of these Lines have extended their services to UK, North Europe, US East Coast, Africa and Mediterranean while feeder services are operated to South, Far East and East Asia.

The Port is a pioneer in the port sector for implementing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). EDI messages are exchanged with trade partners, Shipping Agents, CONCOR, Banks and various CFS ( Clearing and Forwarding Services) operators. The port has started exchange of Export Cycle messages with Jawahar Customs. The preparatory work for exchange of Import Cycle messages is in progress in consultation with Jawahar customs.

JNP has developed Shallow berth at a cost of Rs. 29.57 crores. Dredging in front of the berth is in progress. This berth will be utilized for handling coastal cargo like Cement, Car carriers and also to accommodate vessels carrying misc. cargoes like Pig Iron, HR coils etc.

A twin liquid cargo berth on "BOT" basis by joint venture of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Indian Oil Corpn. Ltd. has been commissioned in March 02. The capacity addition of the berth is 5.54 Million Tonnes, Class A, B and C grade of liquid can be handed at this berth.

In view of the spurt in container traffic at JN Port, JNPT has provided about 300 hectares of land for special Economic Zone. For improving road connectivity, a special purpose vehicle has been formed with the National Highway Authority of India and CIDCO at a cost of Rs. 358 crores. This project includes 4 laning of existing National Highway 4B (NH-4B) and improving some pockets of the State Highway-54 and Amra Marg connecting Pune-Mumbai Highway. The project will be executed in two phases. Phase-I works involving NH-4 B and NH-4 are in progress. JNPT Port is connected to its main hinterland by rail as well as by road. The Port is presently handling about 10-12 trains per day each way in transporting containers to and fro inland container depots (ICDs). This may go upto 18 trains per day each way before by March 2003 . To handle the increased number of trains, the Port has requested Ministry of Railways to double the existing railway track from Panvel to JN Port.

JNPT has plans for developing an integrated Chemical Terminal to handle LNG and all grades of chemicals/liquids including refrigerated and pressurized liquified gases. The terminal will comprise one LNG berth and six offshore berths, with about 100 hectares of area.

To enable the port to handle bigger vessels, the entire channel including that of Mumbai Port has to be dredged to receive deep draft vessels. To carry out a detailed study on deepening of channel in phases including financial models, the work has been awarded to M/s. Haskoning India.

In view of the increase in Container traffic at JNP Container Terminal, order has been placed for acquisition of 2. Super Post Panamax Quay Cranes, which are expected to be in place shortly. A decision has been taken to replace eight Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGC).

In view of dwindling dry bulk cargo traffic and increase in Container Traffic, JNPT has decided to redevelop Bulk Terminal as Container Terminal on BOT. 16 parties showed interest in the project. Estimated cost of the project is Rs. 850-900 crores. Capacity addition through this project is about 1.2 Million TEUs. The project is likely to be taken up in the year 2003-04.

In view of the strict enforcement of stringent safety measures, no fatal accident involving employees in the port area has taken place during 2001-2002.

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