Port-led economic growth and bringing down logistics cost to EXIM Trade are focused areas for the Government. With this perspective, setting up global benchmark and reduce congestion at JNPT to enable faster cargo movement have been accorded great priority by the Ministry of Shipping.
In this background, Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyay, IAS, Add. Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, visited JNPT to review the overall development and understand the challenges and identify solutions to create seamless facilities for the stakeholders. During his visit Shri Bandopadhyay held discussions with JNPT chairman and other senior officials.
The ministry is keen to focus on expansion of JNPT and development of various infrastructure projects such as SEZ, Dry Ports, road connectivity and harnessing modern technology to create positive environment for the trade. MOS is also concentrating on digitization which can help Indian ports to be at par with the international markets.