JNPT extends DPD facility
Making terminals congestion free and to expedite deliveries, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) now has Container Freight Stations (CFS) beyond terminal premises.
JNPT has been built with a concept of operating Container Freight Stations (CFS) beyond terminal premises to where normally the laden import containers are delivered immediately after landing. The main idea behind this was to have congestion-free terminals and expedite deliveries to Custom Stations. As per the existing practice, cargo is cleared at CFS by the Importer/CHA after completion of Customs formalities.
To facilitate Direct Port Delivery (DPD), keeping in view various constraints like yard, additional equipment, manpower and unfruitful/multiple shifting, a bench mark of 50 TEUs per voyage to be imported by the agency was fixed as the eligibility criteria for availing DPD facility. However, over a period of time, with improvements in the operating system, in order to reduce the transaction cost per container, JNPT liberalised the minimum volume of containers to be imported by ACP clients to 300 TEUs on an average per month covering all three terminals of JN Port as a part of our policy to extend the benefit of DPD facility to more number of ACP clients.
Presently 10-14 agencies are availing DPD facility at JNPCT which are fulfilling the criteria of importing not less than 300 TEUs on an average per month covering all three terminals as a benchmark. As understood, CBEC has issued accreditation to 357 ACP clients so far.
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