Ira­nian del­e­ga­tion vis­its JNPT; eyes In­dia as tran­ship­ment hub

Cargo Talk - - Domestic News -

The bi­lat­eral trade be­tween In­dia and Iran, which has been grow­ing con­sis­tently, touched ap­prox­i­mately US$16 bil­lion in the pre­vi­ous year. Both coun­tries have an ex­cel­lent record of trade and ef­forts are on to fur­ther strengthen these relations. In light of the same, a del­e­ga­tion un­der the lead­er­ship of Mo­ham­mad Ras­tad, Deputy Min­is­ter and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor for Ports and Mar­itime Or­gan­i­sa­tion (PMO), Is­lamic Repub­lic of Iran, along with 15 mem­bers of a high-rank­ing del­e­ga­tion vis­ited Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port Trust to un­der­stand the port op­er­a­tions. Arun Ku­mar Gupta, MD, In­dia Ports Global and Arvind Choud­hary, Di­rec­tor (Ports), Min­istry of Ship­ping, were also part of the visit. Here, SV Mad­ab­havi, Chief Man­ager, PP&D, shared an overview on the ini­tia­tives un­der ease-of-do­ing busi­ness and other mea­sures be­ing im­ple­mented at the port. JNPT cur­rently han­dles 4.8 mil­lion TEUs and will dou­ble its ca­pac­ity af­ter the com­ple­tion of phase-II of the fourth ter­mi­nal. The del­e­ga­tion was also ap­prised of JNPT’s plan for ex­pan­sion of the liq­uid cargo ter­mi­nal and shal­low water berth to in­crease the cargo han­dling ca­pac­ity.

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