NEERAJ BANSAL CHAIRMAN IN-CHARGE AT JNPT
INDIAN MARITIME PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Neeraj Bansal, Chairman in-charge at JNPT, has been presented with the ‘Indian Personality of the Year’ award. He is an officer of Indian Revenue Service (IT:94) and holds a Post Graduate Degree in Law.
After joining Indian Revenue Service in 1994, he worked in the Ministry of Finance in various capacities at Punjab, Haryana and Mumbai. He has more than 20 years of experience in the general managerial capacity in handling the legal, personnel, co-ordination, vigilance administrative matters.
He has vast experience of direct tax administration, investigation, tax-payer service and in formulation of tax-policy and its administration. He has handled the famous Harshad Mehta scam cases and was actively involved in the case of Vodafone India Services Pvt Ltd. He joined as Deputy Chairman at JNPT on 22nd August, 2014. The port has since then recorded a drastic improvement in its operational efficiency and business growth.
JN Port handled 66.00 million tonnes of total cargo during the financial year 2017-18. The containerized cargo was 57.87 million tonnes (87.67 per cent), liquid cargo was 7.19 million tonnes (10.89 per cent) and remaining 0.95 million tonnes (1.44 per cent) was miscellaneous types of dry bulk cargo (cement) and break bulk.
JN Port handled 4.83 million teus of container traffic during the financial year 2017-18, increased by 7.41 per cent from the previous annual container handling of 4.50 million teus during the year 2016-17. Of the total traffic of 4.83 million teus, the share of the Port operated JNPCT was 1.48 million teus (30.66 per cent), the share of NSICT was 0.64 million teus (13.26 per cent), 2.03 million teus (41.96 per cent) were contributed by M/s. Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. (APMT) i.e. APM Terminals, Mumbai, 0.66 million teus (13.64 per cent) were contributed by M/s. Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal Pvt. Ltd. (NSIGT) and remaining 0.023 million teus (0.48 per cent) were handled by newly commissioned PSA’S Terminal Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal Pvt Ltd. The container handling at JNPT constitutes about 52.91 per cent of total container traffic handled by all the Indian Major Ports (9.14 million teus).
(L to R) Mahbubul Anam, President, BAFFA, Kapil Dev, Former Captain, India Cricket Team, Neeraj Bansal, Chairman i/c, JNPT