Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East and Africa Awards 2017
MUMBAI: Jawarharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the Premier Container Port has won the coveted Port Operator Award organised by the Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East and Africa awards which were announced on November 28, in Dubai.
Conferring the award to JNPT, the judges said that they were impressed by JNPT’s increased volumes despite considerable challenges and keeping the port congestion free through initiatives such as improved infrastructure and a move from manual to electronic processes.
Recipients are chosen from entries taken from the South Asia, Middle East and African regions and adjudicated by a distinguished judging panel which this year included: Abdul Hadhi, Chair of Judging Panel and the Lloyd’s List Asia Editor; Captain Saleem Alavi, Former Maritime Adviser and Director of the UAE Ship Registry, Adviser to the National Transport Authority; Captain Vivek Anand, President and Director, NYK Line India; Majid Bin Bashir, Secretary General, EMAC; Marcus Machin, Director- Middle East, Tufton Oceanic; Jens Poulsen, Co-Founder & CEO, Marcura and Dr. Anil Sharma, President and CEO of GMS.
Commenting on JNPT winning the port of the year award for 2017, Mr Neeraj Bansal, IRS, Deputy Chairman said, “This is a great testimony to the team work and cooperation extended by trade to execute various initiatives at JNPT with a view to facilitate trade and create conducive business environment for Export-Import trade. We are humbled with the decision of jury that JNPT’s work is recognised at the global level and this will further motivate us to sustain and improve the trade-friendly environment at the port”.
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