Ma­ha­rash­tra gets 13 port projects un­der Sa­gar­mala

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The govern­ment has ap­proved `5,369-crore Jal Vikas Marg Project (JVMP) The Lo­gis­tics Ease Across Dif­fer­ent States (LEADS) in­dex, a com­pos­ite in­di­ca­tor to as­sess in­ter­na­tional trade lo­gis­tics across states and union ter­ri­to­ries, based on sur­vey con­ducted by Deloitte, has put Gu­jarat on the top rank, fol­lowed by Pun­jab and Andhra Pradesh re­spec­tively. Lo­gis­tics, or the man­age­ment of the flow of re­sources such as cargo, doc­u­ments, in­for­ma­tion and funds through a range of ac­tiv­i­ties and ser­vices be­tween points of ori­gin and des­ti­na­tion, is a key pa­ram­e­ter in de­cid­ing the trade com­pet­i­tive­ness of a state or coun­try. LEADS is based on eight param­for In­dia Gate­way Ter­minal Pvt Ltd at Val­larpadam has reg­is­tered 11 per cent growth in con­tainer traf­fic by achiev­ing an an­nual through­put of more than 532,000 teus be­tween Jan­uary 1 and De­cem­ber 31, 2017. The ter­minal also recorded its high­est monthly through­put of more than 51,000 teus in Oc­to­ber.

The com­pany pro­vides smart trade so­lu­tions ad­ding value to the sup­ply chain. It has suc­cess­fully in­tro­duced a new dig­i­tal por­tal by Bharat Trade which en­ables smooth pa­per­less trans­ac­tion and of­fers a sin­gle win­dow to cus­tomers and en­sures dig­i­tal ex­change of data on real-time bases. The im­proved hinterland con­nec­tiv­ity has ben­e­fit­ted lo­cal im­porters and ex­porters from the Ker­ala, parts of Tamil Nadu and Kar­nataka, said Jibu Kurien Itty, CEO, DP World, Cochin. The ter­minal con­tin­ues to be highly ef­fi­cient and pro­duc­tive with truck turn­around time on an av­er­age of 27 min­utes and records an av­er­age Gross Crane Rate of 31 moves per hour. The Min­is­ter of State for Ship­ping, Road Trans­port & High­ways and Chem­i­cal & Fer­tilis­ers, Man­sukh L. Man­daviya, has in­formed that steps have been taken by the govern­ment of Ma­ha­rash­tra for the de­vel­op­ment of Re­was port, Vi­jay­durg port, Redi port, Vad­ha­van port, Trom­bay port and Karanja port through pri­vate sec­tor par­tic­i­pa­tion. A to­tal of 13 port projects (`410.51 crore) have been sanc­tioned.

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