NAVI MUMBAI: Mr. Herve Martel, CEO-Port of Le Havre & President-HAROPA Ports visited JNPT along with his delegation team including Mr. Herve Cornede - Director, Commercial & Marketing, HAROPA Ports, Ms Laurence Coredo, Director-French Customs and Mr. Jean Edouard Nicolet, Vice President-SOGET. The delegation was received by Shri Anil Diggikar, IAS, Chairman, JNPT, Shri Neeraj Bansal, IRS, Dy Chairman, JNPT and other senior Port Officials. The delegation was taken around for a Port tour to showcase JNPT’s Infrastructural facilities, Port operations and future development plans.
In the meeting held with senior Port officials, existing infrastructural facilities and future expansion plans like development of Satellite Port, two Dry Ports, Port based SEZ and the ongoing development of the Fourth Container Terminal were highlighted.
While welcoming Mr. Martel and his team on the maiden visit to JNPT, Mr. Neeraj Bansal, Dy. Chairman, JNPT congratulated them for being the No. 1 Port in ‘Ease of Doing Business’. Shri Bansal pointed out that JNPT looks forward to have a synergy between the two Ports for sharing best business practices for the overall growth of the maritime sector.
During the meeting, Mr. Martel appreciated the Port’s operational capacity, berth productivity parameters and the future development plans like fourth container terminal which will double the capacity of JNPT. Through a presentation Mr. Martel highlighted that JNPT contributes to 35% of their maritime traffic from India and is very significant in their business plans. He mentioned that the maritime trade between India and Haropa grew by 7% in 2016 and going forward they expect to record double digit growth.
He emphasized that the success of their Port can be attributed to their successful PCS system-S Wing, and IT system which plays a critical role in creating a seamless ecosystem for their Port community.
Shri Anil Diggikar, Chairman, JNPT reiterated that there needs to be more synergy between the two Ports, so that through brain storming, knowledge sharing sessions and especially learnings from their Port connectivity system, the two Ports can benefit from each other which would help in reducing transaction time and cost and ultimately help create value for the overall Export-Import trade.