Jawaharlal Nehru Port

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port, also known as JNPT and Nhava Sheva Port, is the second largest container port in India after Mundra Port.[4][5] Operated by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Authority (JNPTA), it is located on the eastern shores of Arabian Sea in Navi Mumbai, Raigad district, Maharashtra. This port can be accessed via Thane Creek, a nodal city of Navi Mumbai.[6] It is the main port of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region after Mumbai Port, also of Maharashtra and Western India. Its common name derives from the names of Nhava and Sheva villages that are situated here. It is also the terminal of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port
The port along with Belpada Canal on the top left and an HMM container ship docked at bottom
CountryFlag_of_India.svg India
LocationNavi Mumbai, Raigad district, Maharashtra
Coordinates18°57′N 72°57′E[1]
Opened26 May 1989
Operated byJawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Authority (JNPTA)
Owned byGovernment of India
No. of berths3
Annual cargo tonnageBulk: 7.01 million tonnes (2022-23)[2]
Container: 75.94 million tonnes (2022-23)[2]
Annual container volume5.50 million TEU (2022-23)[3][2]

As of January 2023, the port is undergoing upgrades with the help of a loan agreement signed between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Nhava Sheva Freeport Terminal Private Limited (NSFTPL). The loan of $131 million will be used to improve the terminal's infrastructure, increase its container handling capacity, upgrade existing berths and yards, and install energy-efficient equipment. The upgrades aim to attract vessels and make international trade more efficient, transparent and sustainable.[7]