JNPT completed Capital Dredging for deepening and widening of the Main Harbour Channel at JNPT from 14 meters to 15 meters for total channel length of 35 kms in February-2019 at a cost of INR 2,029.17 Crore. Now, JNPT is in a position to handle the container vessels of 12,500 TEUs capacity, which was capped at 8,000 TEUs earlier. This is a significant 50% increase in the capacity of vessels that can berth at JNPT. The higher draft will lead to higher Parcel Sizes to be handled at the port and as per commercial trends will lead to reduce shipping and handling cost. This will facilitate more scale economies to the trade while exporting or importing through the JNPT.
The Navigational Channel was developed and widened using a dredging equipment like Trailer Suction Hopper Dredger and Cutter Suction Dredger chosen to ensure minimal impact to the environment.
An Environmental compliance monitoring has been undertaken through Government agency to evaluate any environmental impacts of channel widening works, in particular possible impacts from dredging on water quality. Extensive modelling and monitoring has informed the design, staging and method of construction to ensure minimal impacts to the environment.
To continue to be competitive in the global shipping industry, JNPT needs the capacity to berth at least ultra-class ships. The shipping industry is evolving at a tremendous pace ships are getting bigger and global shipping alliances are focusing on ports that can accommodate ultra-class vessels.
JNPT intends to utilize its strategic location, connect with trade, upcoming port development plan and proximity to the industrial base in Maharashtra and promote manufacturing of export activities in the Marathwada and Vidarbha region in which turn is expect increase in cargo volume at port. To cater hinterland EXIM cargo JN Port is developing 4 Dry Ports near Jalna in Marathawada, Wardha in Vidharbha, Sangali in West Maharashtra and Nashik in North Maharashtra region, which will serve as a gateway of JN Port in the respective regions to develop the business and serve the industrial growth and job creation in their respective area.
Five terminals in JNPT for handling container and one Liquid Terminal for handling liquid cargo. Besides, JNPT has one shallow water berth for small vessels of having draft of 8-10 Meters for handling project cargo etc.
An Environmental Management Plan has been prepared for mitigation of the adverse impacts. The Environmental Management Plan describes in brief, the management’s plan for proper and adequate implementation of treatment and control system for pollutants and for maintaining the environment.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port is the largest container port in India, situated at the mainland of Konkan area across the Navi Mumbai Maharashtra. Jawaharlal Nehru Port is the king port of Arabian Sea at west coast and handle a large volume of international container traffic and domestic cargo traffic.
JN Port is developing Port Based Multi Product SEZ on 277 hectares of port land of which foundation stone is laid by our Prime Minster on 16th August 2014. This will create a huge job opportunities in this region. We are expecting about Rs. 4,000 crores private investment in this SEZ and boost the FDI. The Target industries are Pharma, Electrical and electronics, Automobile and auto components, Food processing, JN Port is developing land development and utility infrastructure projects costing around Rs.565 crores which are under way. Meanwhile port has started allotment of land to the potential investors who plans to set up plant/facility in SEZ. So far 20 companies have been allotted the plots. 20 Plots (33 hectares) allotted to various industry players like Food, Agriculture, Engineering Sector etc. of which 18 hectares (44 Acres) for Processing Zone / FTWZ allotted to M/s. Nhava Sheva Business Park Pvt. Ltd. (NSBPL) a SPV of DP World. 2 Units of MSME in JNPT SEZ have started operation partially and now JNPT SEZ is an operational SEZ since 24th June, 2020.
JN Port is developing Centralized Parking Plaza with an objective to provide parking facility for trucks carrying export containers and enable completing pre-gate entry formalities and documentation for export etc. under one window system. The parking area is being developed in an area of 45 Ha for parking of 1,538 Trailers and will have all the facilities like Custom documentation system, banking, cafeteria and many other facilities to give comfort to the drivers. This will reduce congestion of parked container trucks on JNPT roads and help the respective Terminals to plan their TT movements in a better way. This new facility is expected to be fully operational by Oct.-2020.
The minimum UKC maintained at all stages of a vessels transit inbound / outbound is 1.5 m.
The minimum separation maintained between 2 ships at Main Container berths is 25 m.
The minimum separation maintained between 2 vessels at SWB is 20 m.
It is first ensured that the subject vessel has a valid dispensation from its Flag State / Classification Society / Internal Risk Analysis before such a vessel is accepted. Subsequently
side for berthing a/side decided is Portside a/side if Port anchor is missing, a Tug escort is provided to and fro from Pilot station to berth.
The subject vessel must inform its Flag State / Classification Society / must conduct a Risk Analysis and have a valid dispensation and a timeline for repairs to the said Radar. The alternate Radar must be working in a good condition. The rest of the Navigation equipment must be in order and the state of visibility must be Clear for such vessel to be .allowed for berthing.
The maximum permissible aggregate LOA of 2 vessels allowed at SWB should not exceed 305 m.
The maximum permissible LOA of 3 vessels allowed at SWB is 380 m.
The maximum permissible aggregate length of 2 vessels allowed to berth at LB1 is 345 m only during Fair Weather Season.
The maximum permissible aggregate LOA of 2 vessels allowed at LB2 is 265 m only during fair Weather.
For vessels of more than 270 m LOA with an inoperational BT an additional Tug is used during turning around.
In respect of port related activity the rate of GST is 18%.
It is to be noted that the Port provides various services such as berthing, pilotage, container handling, rental and leasing of premises etc., where in, either CGST (9%) and SGST (9%) (Maharashtra State) OR IGST (18%) will be levied, depending on the place of supply provisions under the GST Act.
A broad list of services provided by JNPT has been listed herein, along with applicable rate of tax and related place of supply.
A link containing the basic GST information of JNPT is available on the website and the suppliers/customers can also share their own basic GST related information in the link provided.
Please find below the link:- GST
For services provided in Territorial Waters, CGST and SGST (of Maharashtra State) will be levied, as per the provisions of the IGST Act.
For services provided other than in territorial waters, the general rule of place of supply will be applicable, i.e. recipient based and accordingly, either:-
The above application will be done keeping mind provisions of the IGST Act and accordingly place of supply will be decided.
In terms of the place of supply provisions under the GST Act, in respect of immovable property related services provided by JNPT, CGST and SGST (of Maharashtra State) will apply.
The ITC of the above will be available to the recipient, only if, such recipient is registered under GST in the state of Maharashtra.
It is not compulsory to take registration in the state of Maharashtra, but it is a decision to be taken by the recipient, as input tax credit relating to CGST and Maharashtra State SGST will only be available if the recipient is registered in Maharashtra state.
In case of services where the place of supply is within the state of Maharashtra, then CGST and SGST (Of Maharashtra) will apply to such transactions.
In other cases the place of supply will be the location of recipient of services.
The place of supply will be determined as per the provisions of GST Act for each transaction and accordingly tax will be levied.
In case the recipient of services is registered in Maharashtra and other states also, then the registration of Maharashtra will be considered for purposes of place of supply and GST will be levied accordingly.
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