JNPA celebrates 35 years with major MoUs and record-Breaking achievements

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) commemorated its 35th anniversary by signing two significant Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) worth ₹40,000 crore with PSA (India) and CMA CGM. These agreements aim to develop the Greenfield Port at Vadhvan, further enhancing JNPA’s role in transforming India’s port operations.

Since its establishment in 1989, JNPA has evolved into the largest container port in India. The port achieved a historic milestone in the fiscal year 2023-24, recording its highest-ever throughput of 6.43 million TEUs. For the past few years, JNPA has consistently handled over 6 million TEUs annually, demonstrating its crucial role in the country’s maritime infrastructure.

Currently, JNPA operates five container terminals: NSFT, NSICT, NSIGT, BMCT, and APMT. The port also features a Shallow Water Berth for general cargo and a Liquid Cargo Terminal managed by the BPCL-IOCL consortium. Additionally, a newly constructed coastal berth enhances its operational capabilities.

Spanning 277 hectares, JNPA also manages a multi-product Special Economic Zone (SEZ) with advanced infrastructure designed to boost export-oriented industries in India. This SEZ represents JNPA’s commitment to supporting economic growth through state-of-the-art facilities.

Unmesh Sharad Wagh, Chairman of JNPA, reflected on the port’s achievements, stating, “As we mark 35 years of JNPA’s impressive journey, we look back on our accomplishments in advancing India’s maritime infrastructure. Our dedication to innovation, efficiency, and sustainability has established JNPA as a leader in global port operations. This milestone underscores the commitment of our team and the support of our stakeholders.”

In response to a request from the Honorable Governor, JNPA has pledged ₹3.5 crore to equip 38 Eklavya model schools with 1000 computers and 100 tablets within the next two months. With the addition of the BMCT terminal by April next year, JNPA’s capacity will reach 10.4 million TEUs, further solidifying its position as India’s largest port.