NAVI MUMBAI: Senior delegation from COSCO Shipping Lines, Shanghai headed by Mr. Zhu Jiandong, Director, COSCO Shipping Lines visited JN Port on 23rd Feb to see the Port operations and to discuss various emerging business opportunities with the JNPT management.
The delegation consisted of officials from their corporate office in Shanghai, regional office in Singapore and Capt S.K. Chugh, CEO-COSCO Shipping Lines(India) Pvt. Ltd., Shri Neeraj Bansal, IRS, Deputy Chairman & Senior Officials of JNPT welcomed Mr. Zhu Jiandong and his delegation team by briefing about the current developments of future plans and projects regarding the Port in a meeting held at Sheva, Navi Mumbai.
COSCO Shipping Line is the fourth largest container line in the world and they already have services to key destinations from JN Port. They made a brief presentation of their fleet to the JNPT team and they showed keen interest in adding additional services to the Port. The COSCO team was apprised about the Port traffic performance, various capacity augmentation projects undertaken by the Port on the sea side and land side like the upcoming fourth container terminal project which will double the capacity of the Port by 2022-23, Dredging project, Satellite Port, Dry Ports, Port based SEZ to name a few.
Mr. Bansal highlighted the various Port infrastructure expansion projects like Road connectivity project, building of flyovers across key points for ease of Non-Port and Port traffic, Dedicated Freight corridor project connecting JNPT with Northern hinterland for faster evacuation of cargo and various ease of doing business initiatives for the reduction of cost and time for the benefit of the Export-Import trade. He added that as a result of the various ease of doing business initiatives Port has increased its efficiency resulting in capacity addition which COSCO Shipping Line can take advantage by adding more services to the Port.
Mr. Zhu Jiandong appreciated the support received from the JNPT team for the existing services from the Port and hoped to add more services to the Port very soon for providing better services to their customers here.