MUMBAI: JSW Infrastructure Limited (JSWIL), one of the nation’s leading private-sector infrastructure companies, organized their Annual Trade Meet “Confluence 2017” on December 1, 2017 at Taj Santacruz, Mumbai.
“Confluence”, as the word signifies is the meeting place of two rivers to become one large river. On the same lines, Confluence 2017, was organized to bring closer JSW’s associated customers, business partners and prospective customers into a single forum to commemorate many years of hard work and success in owning, establishing and operating various Sea Ports & Terminals across India and abroad.
The event witnessed the august presence of key stakeholders of the ports & shipping, logistics and media fraternity.
The trade meet started with Capt. Ravi Chander, Unit Head, Jaigarh Port welcoming the guests and giving a detailed presentation about the JSW Group and key developments happening in the JSW Ports and Terminals. He showcased the various key projects that have been completed last year and also spoke about the multiple steps that have been taken to enhance Western coastal connectivity like strengthening last mile access through road and railways, mechanizing coastal berth to enhance handling capacity, and increasing draft depth to accept larger vessels at its Jaigarh Port. He highlighted the fact that the capacity at JSW Ports have increased significantly to over 50 MMTPA and cargo handling volumes have reached over 30 MMTPA.
Next key speaker was Mr. Devki Nandan, Head - Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions.
He gave a detailed presentation on the new projects being developed by JSW Group across the globe. He also showcased the key projects undertaken by JSWIL - coal & iron ore terminals at Paradip and Nadagaon Port in Maharashtra. He highlighted that very soon JSW Jaigarh Port is expected to start the containerized shipping operations, which will ensure logistics competitiveness in key industries in the hinterland. Other key projects that were highlighted included the development of LNG, LPG, Chemical and POL terminals at Jaigarh Port.
Capt. BVJK Sharma, JMD & CEO JSWIL, thanked the audience for being a part of JSW’s journey till date and also for lending their continuous support in the company’s growth story. He drew special attention to the fact that JSW Jaigarh Port is right on target to achieve the ambitious target of 200 MMTPA by FY 2020. Capt. Sharma spoke about how his team was working on to redefine hinterland and to extend its rail connectivity from Jaigarh to Dighni and Chiplun to Karad. Explaining JSW’s initiatives to serve their customers better, he promised to set up a highly customer focused business model. The model aims towards greater optimization driven by IT enabled systems. These upgrades would enable JSW to provide customers with real time information on the port operations and cargo movement thereby focusing on efficient end to end logistics solutions.
He also highlighted momentous occasion when JSW recently started the largest river sea vessels between Jaigarh and Dharamtar Ports. This shift to coastal movement has helped to reduce the carbon foot print with the commitment of moving from road to rail and from rail to water mode. Going forward, he expects the coastal volume to touch over 40 MMTPA.
The presentation was followed by a Q & A interactive session where questions were raised by several importers, exporters and media regarding storage facilities, rail – road connectivity, Seasonality of cargo handling etc. Various stakeholders gave testimonies of the state of the art infrastructure and professional approach of JSW group while doing business and wished the group a grand success for achieving the vision of 200 MMTPA and 100 MMTPA of cargo handling by 2020.
The event was followed by cocktail, networking and entertainment. The stakeholders in the trade were amazed with the pace of development at JSW Jaigarh Port and wished to increase their association with the port.
About JSW Infrastructure Limited
JSW Infrastructure Limited (JSWIL) is one of the leading private sector infrastructure companies in India dedicated to developing world-class seaports and terminals, shipyards, townships, port based special economic zone (SEZ), industrial clusters and last mile connectivity projects like Road, Rail, Pipeline, Costal Shipping and Inland Water Transport.
Today, JSW Infrastructure has an operating capacity of 70 MMTPA and additional 100 MMTPA is under various stages of construction. JSW operates environment-friendly seaports and terminals - Jaigarh Port and Dharamtar Port in Maharashtra (India) and South West Port Terminal in Goa (India) that offer mechanised and multi-cargo handling facilities to its customers. JSWIL has taken up O & M contract of mechanized bulk cargo terminals at Port of Fujairah, UAE and is also developing iron ore & coal terminals at Paradip port (India). Company is poised towards achieving port capacity of 200 MMTPA through greenfield and brownfield expansions by 2020.