Direct port delivery — in which importers can clear their cargo direct from the wharf within 48 hours of landing at the port — is an integral part of the Indian government’s efforts to decrease cargo dwell times and increase productivity.
Port of Jawaharlal Nehru
03 Aug 2018
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust handles the majority of India’s container freight and, as such, the government is extremely keen on reducing cargo dwell times there.
27 Jul 2018
As in Brazil, a segment of India’s truck sector is protesting a rise in diesel prices, and the truckers argue India’s government can take steps to strengthen their business model.
25 Jul 2018
Protesters — seeking a special, community-based reservation program for jobs and education — blockaded all main highways and port connecting arteries.
24 Jul 2018
Local trade sources said that labor groups are pressing for a reversal of an action by APM Terminals.
19 Jul 2018
While higher pay should improve labor relations, a host of other worker concerns remain unresolved.
18 Jul 2018
Major ports’ productivity statistics collected from official sources show vessel turnaround times have dramatically improved in recent years.
16 Jul 2018
Authorities at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust believe less free time for rail shipments would improve port operations, but shipping agents are dubious.
11 Jul 2018
The government has set a firm Sept. 30 deadline for all ports and terminals to join the radio frequency identification (RFID) program; a decree allows stakeholders to apply a mandatory RFID user charge of about $2 per container.
06 Jul 2018
Port statistics show Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals processed 17 ship calls in June, compared with 10 calls a month since March, after the new terminal settled into a steady/seamless operation.
28 Jun 2018
Authorities have asked stakeholders to examine a proposed fast-track/streamlined last-mile/last touch logistics plan for inland container depots — dubbed “direct inland delivery” — which they believe will prove to be another major boon for hinterland shippers.
14 Jun 2018
The government, at a recent stakeholder review meeting regarding trade reforms, set a Sept. 30 deadline for nationwide radio-frequency identification operations.
13 Jun 2018
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals substantially increased its crane rates and rail volume last month — and the latter improvement is particularly noteworthy, after previous mixed train handling issues with its peers at the port.
11 Jun 2018
The improvement reportedly came after terminal and port authorities jointly worked on alternative traffic measures to clear up truck line buildups, following intense pressure from the truckers’ association and various trade groups.
08 Jun 2018
DP World said the longer truck turn times are infrastructure upgrade-based, but truckers argue they are a reoccurring problem.
22 May 2018
Sources at the public harbor told JOC.com that the APL Savannah, one of eight vessels deployed in the Europe Pakistan India Consortium 1 (EPIC 1), docked at Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Monday.
18 May 2018
The coalition of unions wants what it termed "three core job issues" addressed, which it says officials agreed to in August 2017.
16 May 2018
Port leaders, however, expressed apprehension that any change in established operating practices could cause major commercial repercussions for Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in a hyper-competitive environment.
14 May 2018
Although there isn’t a permanent solution yet regarding the truckers’ concerns, shippers and ocean carriers using JNPT are expressing relief over resumption of drayage operations.
11 May 2018
India’s trade officials this week underscored that logistics reforms are designed to speed cargo and boost trade, and that the reforms are not without dislocation for selected stakeholders.
10 May 2018
The truckers' strike is already affecting terminal productivity, according to gate move statistics.
09 May 2018
Truckers are unhappy with the administration of a key port productivity program at the Port of Jawaharlal Nehru and are refusing to work.
08 May 2018
The trucker groups want changes to JNPT's direct port delivery logistics program.
03 May 2018
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's comparatively mild start to 2018 did contain one unqualified bright spot.
02 May 2018
The refinement is the latest time-saver from DP World, which has been at the forefront of automation and trade service improvements at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, with direct port delivery being a prime example.
26 Apr 2018
In another sign of the cargo trend intended to achieve greater capacity utilization, the MSC Sola — a 11,600-TEU ship deployed in the Himalaya Express Service between India and Europe — loaded a 100-tonne (110-ton) oversize freight item at India.
24 Apr 2018
The new concessionaire, which began full-fledged operations in early February, last week took delivery of three super-post-Panamax, ship-to-shore cranes, which brings the total number of such equipment there to nine.
23 Apr 2018
Taking a cue from reform front-runner Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, authorities at other major public ports appear to be vigorously encouraging shippers to use the simplified mode of direct port delivery for their import discharges, bypassing third-party logistics providers.
17 Apr 2018
Heeding requests from the third-party logistics providers community involved with container freight stations, the customs agency put aside a decree restricting storage of direct port delivery containers left uncleared by consignees at the wharf, to a single, port-designated off-site depot, and instead reopened that business to all storage yards in and around the port.
16 Apr 2018
An analysis of fiscal year 2017-2018 port productivity statistics shows Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal had the best vessel turnaround times and was able to almost match long-time top performer APM Terminals’ Gateway Terminals India regarding crane rates.
11 Apr 2018
Public officials in India seek an increase in rail cargo and a decline in truck-based cargo in order to reduce congestion and delays at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
06 Apr 2018
Dubbed an Uber-like, on-demand operation, the new, streamlined logistics solution will have digital capabilities and will involve well-defined standard operating procedures at each terminal to ensure efficiency.
02 Apr 2018
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust finished fiscal year 2017-2018 with record volume, but it will have to increase productivity more and deploy an enhanced shipper outreach effort to take full advantage of the 2.4-million-TEU capacity addition from PSA International’s new Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals.
26 Mar 2018
A new study by radio-frequency identification services provider DMICDC Logistics Data Services found that Mundra’s exports and imports by train declined in February.
20 Mar 2018
PSA International appears to have addressed connection issues that earlier had led to supply chain complications.
15 Mar 2018
The Nhava Sheva Container Operators’ Welfare Association, representing the local trucking community, Thursday reiterated its deep concern regarding “heavy traffic” outside terminal DP World Nhava Sheva.
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