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  • Commissioned in May, 1989
  • Ranked 24th among top 100 container ports in the world
  • Land Area: 2584 Hectares
  • Handles containers, liquid bulk and cement ships
  • Only Indian port to have all the four certifications

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) was developed to relieve the pressure off Mumbai port and was commissioned in 1989. It serves most of North India and has good hinterland connectivity through road and rail networks. JNPT is a container-focused port with container traffic of 57.9 million metric tonnes (MMT), and handled traffic up to 64.5 MMT in FY 13.

JNPT, with a capacity of 4.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), handles over 55 per cent of India’s container traffic and is ranked 24th among global container ports. It is a pioneer in involving private sector participation in major ports and operates under a landlord model.

Distribution of JNPT’s container traffic for FY 12 across its various terminals was as follows:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT): 1.21 million TEUs
  • Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT): 1.40 MMT
  • APM Terminals: 1.9 MMT

The port is poised to handle 10 million TEUs of containers by 2015–16. Proposed capacity additions by FY 17 is 30 metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) for marine chemical and 58 MTPA for container terminal.

JNPT provide seamless service to its customers as the country's prime facilitator of international trade and strives to be the undisputed leader in the South Asian region in years to come.


JNBT: Major Port with Largest Container Capacity

2013 Bags Prestigious ‘Golden Peacock OHSAS Award'
2010–11 Receives the ‘Rajbhasha Shield’ and Certificate of 1st Prize, instituted by the Union Ministry of Shipping amongst the Port Trusts and PSUs, for excellent implementation of the Official Language
2009–2010 Receives the ‘Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar’, 1st Prize from the President of India for excellent work done in Hindi in the Offices of the Central Government and Public Sector Undertakings
2005 Bags Lloyds List Award for Best Port Authority
In FY20, major ports in India handled 704.82 million tonnes of cargo traffic, implying a CAGR of 2.74% during FY16-20.