World’s Top Container Ports

Question: Which Port of India is included in World`s top 30 container ports?
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
(b) Cochin Port
(c) Panambur Port
(d) Chennai Port
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • As per latest Lloyds Report,Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is the only Indian port that got listed in the Top 30 container ports globally. JNPT improved its ranking by 5 positions reaching to 28th spot in the latest ranking.
  • Many efforts and strategic initiatives are being implemented at JNPT in order to enhance overall port efficiency. Various new processes activated under the ‘ease of doing business’ initiative have not only helped in overall growth of the port business, but also allowed the EXIM trade to save time and cost which in turn have accentuated the growth story.
  • The JNPT has also launched their App service to facilitate better tracking of consignment and ease the trade process for their EXIM partners. The App will allow traders to access all the relevant information about their consignment and port related updates regarding traffic and weather and will keep updating the relevant information at regular intervals.
  • Some key projects are also being initiated in the port like on-going project work on the mega 4th Terminal, developing a centralized Parking Plaza, improving the port connecting roads and widening of Highways and development of Coastal Berth.
  • The Port is also implementing, specific processes at the operational level to make it standardized and more efficient across terminals, among many other initiatives in the pipeline.
  • JNPT has been credited for helping India leverage its position in the World Bank Ranking in trading across the borders, from 146 to 80, a jump of 66 points.
  • JNPT closed 2018 on a high note crossing the 5 Million TEUs traffic milestone and in December 2018 alone JNPT handled 4.45 Lakh TEUs which again is the highest volume of container handled recorded in a single month, at the port.

Lloyd`s list of one Hundred Ports, 2018

  • The list is released by Lloyd showing the ranking of various ports around the globe on the basis of the volume of trade done from the ports. The volume of trade in ports has grown by 6% as compared to previous year.
  • This year also saw the dominance of Chinese ports having the highest and busiest volume of trade.
  • Shanghai is ranked first in the list while Singapore, Shenzhen and Ningbo-Zhoushan are ranked as 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively all from China.

Links:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=187678
https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/one-hundred-container-ports-2018

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