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JNPT issues Letter of Intent to successful bidders of 9 plots in JNPT SEZ 

India’s first port-based SEZ boosting port-led industrialisation & becoming a game changer for the maritime industry

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), one of India’s premier container handling ports, has reached yet another milestone in its Special Economic Zone (SEZ) development by issuing Letter of Intent to 9 successful bidders in JNPT SEZ. The letters were handed over to the successful bidders by Mr Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Deputy Chairman, JNPT in the presence of the CMPPD and other HODs. Also, Simosis International and Sarveshwar Logistics Pvt. Ltd were felicitated as they became operational, taking the tally of operational units at JNPT SEZ to six.

The allotment of land for industry is done through the e-tender cum e-auction process as per the Port Guidelines for Land Management. The recent e-tender cum e-auction was floated with the approval of the competent authority on NIC, Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP). As per the recommendation of the Tender Committee and approval of the competent authority, the nine qualified bidders in JNPT SEZ are:

* Cineline India Ltd 

* Darwin Platform Logistics Ltd

* Darwin Platform Shipping Ltd

* Daund Sugar Pvt. Ltd

* Envopap Pvt. Ltd (Paper Plus Technologies Pvt. Ltd)

* IG International Pvt. Ltd

* Maharaja Merchandise

* MEIR Commodities India Pvt. Ltd

* SRS Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd

Commenting on the development, Mr Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT, said, “This is a great occasion for JNPT SEZ, and we are confident of attracting more leading global companies for making India a manufacturing hub as the infrastructure development underway in JNPT SEZ is as per the international benchmark. JNPT is an infrastructure-ready project with all regulatory approvals in place to facilitate new investors. JNPT SEZ will further enhance the “Ease of Doing Business” and further promote manufacturing and directly contribute to making JNPT the Port of Choice for the ex-im trade.”

The maritime industry has seen rapid growth in the last few years due to increased planned outlay of the government, improved infrastructure facilities and greater access to global markets. JNPT SEZ aims to slash cost, help move goods to and from ports quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively to increase the competitiveness of Indian goods globally. Also, the companies setting their base can leverage the business benefits that the SEZ offers due to the proximity to the port. The systematic planning, integration and development of the SEZ, along with an efficient and inter-linked transport network, will play a vital role in reaping significant benefits that will help the country and make port-based industrialisation a success. 

JNPT has developed a multi-product SEZ in its owned freehold land of 277.38 hectares in Navi Mumbai. The multi-product port-based JNPT SEZ aims to boost exports by enabling port-led automation under the Sagarmala initiative of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. JNPT is leaving no stone unturned to ensure world class infrastructure and facilities to units in the SEZ, emphasised a release.


Source: Exim News Service: Navi Mumbai, July 21