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JNPA gets major boost in Coastal Shipping

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Receives shipment of Cold Rolled Steel  Coils

JNPA achieved another milestone by receiving the coastal steel cargo ship, M.V VTRE, carrying 22,000 MT of Cold Rolled steel coils of TATA Steel from Paradip in Odisha destined for industries in Maharashtra and Gujarat. 

The vessel was berthed at the Shallow Water Berth at 13.24 HRS on August 17. Deputy Chairman, JNPA Mr. Unmesh Sharad Wagh, along with all Head of Departments received the vessel. 

This new initiative, achieved by the new PPP Operator, M/s Nhava Sheva Distribution Terminal (NSDT) (owned by J.M. Baxi group) is a significant milestone in promoting coastal shipping.

As a part of the endeavour to keep augmenting the well-developed infrastructure at Port, JNPA created a conducive environment for private sector participation through well-structured PPP to invest in and operate Port Terminals.

With a 7,200 Km coastline in India.

This new initiative will pave the way for the modal shift of transportation of steel products from land to sea. 

Some of the advantages of coastal shipping are: It offers cost savings compared to land-based transport, due to economies of scale and reduces congestion as Shifting steel cargo to coastal shipping significantly reduces highway congestion.

JNPA Chairman, Mr. Sanjay Sethi, has stated that this is a new beginning for the coastal movement of domestic cargo from eastern ports in India to western ports through sea, which will help the development of industries in the state of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

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