30-01-2019

JNPT celebrates the 70thRepublic Day with great fervor

JNPT, India’s largest container port, celebrated the 70thRepublic Day with great enthusiasm in the midst of the employees, their families, school children and the local citizens. The auspicious day began with the flag hoisting ceremony by the hands of the Chief Guest of the function, Shri Sanjay Sethi, Chairman, JNPT. It was followed by a march past by the parade contingent, in the presence of the Chief Guest, to honour the Republic Day.

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Sharing his thoughts on this National day, Shri Sanjay Sethi, Chairman, JNPT said, “As we celebrate our Republic Day, let us remember the innumerable hardships and sacrifices our yesteryear leaders and freedom fighters faced, for us to attain freedom. As citizens of this country it is our responsibility that the success and prosperity we achieve should also contribute towards the growth of the nation. Our small efforts as an individual corporate collectively will be a big push for social and economic development. I am proud to be part of JNPT, an organization that serves the nation and continues to be a part in its growth story.”

He further highlighted the Port’s record performance, crossing the milestone of 5 Million TEUs of cargo handling in 2018 and lauded the efforts of all the employees and stakeholders who helped in achieving this success. The overall enhancement of the port efficiency elevated JNPT amongst the top 30 ports globally and is the only Indian port in the list. Apart from this, there are various capacity addition projects, connectivity projects, infrastructure projects implemented by JNPT to enhance the port’s business growth and efficacy. JNPT has also been conscious of its commitment to the society and has contributed for health, education and many others, as part of its CSR initiatives. The overall port development projects are also augmenting the development of the adjoining local community with better infrastructure, civic facilities and employment to the local patrons. Thus the entire region has progressed alongside the three decade journey of JNPT, and the growth story continues as the Port develops itself to be at par with the best Ports globally.

The country has witnessed tremendous socio –economic progress in the last 70 years and the maritime sector has been a key contributor for the economic growth of nation, supporting approximately 90% of India’s trade by volume and 70% by value. Ports and shipping has become crucial for the economy with increasing global trade partnerships and as the premiere container Port in the country, JNPT has been pivotal in this growth story, handling over 55% of the containerized cargo amongst the major ports of India.The ‘ease of doing business’ initiatives implemented at JNPT has helped the EXIM community to save both time and cost of doing trade. This reflects in JNPT being 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.

The day ended with Shri Sanjay Sethi extending warm Republic Day greetings to all JNPT Employees, Trustees, CISF, Port users, students and teachers and all others who were present.The function also had wonderful programs presented by the JNPT school children which included some dance performances and other cultural activities by the children.

Source: Press Release

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