India’s largest container port seeks new pastures to expand

India’s largest container port seeks new pastures to expand

India’s largest container port is seeking room to expand outside of Mumbai. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is in talks to take over three other ports in Maharashtra, as it targets to more than double its profits.

JNPT is also going ahead with its efforts to develop an offshore port at Wadhawan, north of Mumbai.

Union Shipping and Ports Minister Nitin Gadkari said JNPT is looking to acquire Vijaydurg, Revas and Dighi Ports.

Of the three, only Dighi is an operational port, while the other two are greenfield sites held by other corporations.

JNPT accounts for around one half of all of India’s box throughput.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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