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FAQs

How does a wider channel enable longer ships to access the port?

JNPT completed Capital Dredging for deepening and widening of the Main Harbour Channel at JNPT from 14 meters to 15 meters for a 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 reducing shipping and handling cost. This will facilitate more scale economies to the trade while exporting or importing through the JNPT.

How was the channel be widened?

The Navigational Channel was developed and widened using dredging equipment like Trailer Suction Hopper Dredger and Cutter Suction Dredger is chosen to ensure minimal impact on the environment.

What is the environmental impact of widening the channel?

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 have informed the design, staging and method of construction to ensure minimal impacts on the environment.

Why does the JNPT need to expand its infrastructure?

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 tremendous pace ships are getting bigger and global shipping alliances are focusing on ports that can accommodate ultra-class vessels.

What is the concept of Development of Dry Port?

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 expected an increase in cargo volume at the port. To cater hinterland EXIM cargo JN Port is developing 4 Dry Ports near Jalna in Marathawada, Wardha in Vidharbha, Sangali in western 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.

How many terminals in JNPT?

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 a draft of 8-10 Meters for handling project cargo etc.

What is the Environment Management Plan?

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.

Which is the largest port in India?

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 the west coast and handles a large volume of international container traffic and domestic cargo traffic.

What is the Port-based Multi-product SEZ at JNPT?

JN Port is developing Port-Based Multi-Product SEZ on 277 hectares of portland of which foundation stone is laid by our Prime Minister on 16th August 2014. This will create 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 underway. Meanwhile port has started allotment of land to the potential investors who plan 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) an 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.

What is the integrated centralised parking plaza?

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.


Marine FAQs

What is the minimum Under Keel Clearance maintained for vessels calling JNPT?

The minimum UKC maintained at all stages of a vessels transit inbound/outbound is 1.5 m.

What is the minimum separation maintained between 2 vessels at Main Container berths?

The minimum separation maintained between 2 ships at Main Container berths is 25 m.

What is the minimum separation maintained between 2 vessels at Shallow Water Berths?

The minimum separation maintained between 2 vessels at SWB is 20 m.

What is the Risk Mitigation taken by JN Port for vessels calling with a missing anchor?

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.

What is the Risk Mitigation taken by JN Port for vessels which have developed deficiency in the Radar on the course of the inbound voyage?

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.

What is the maximum permissible aggregate Length of 2 vessels allowed at Shallow Water Berth?

The maximum permissible aggregate LOA of 2 vessels allowed at SWB should not exceed 305 m.

What is the maximum permissible aggregate length of 3 vessels allowed at SWB?

The maximum permissible LOA of 3 vessels allowed at SWB is 380 m.

What is the maximum aggregate length of 2 vessels allowed to berth at BPCL Liquid Berth No.1?

The maximum permissible aggregate length of 2 vessels allowed to berth at LB1 is 345 m only during Fair Weather Season.

What is the maximum aggregate length of 2 vessels allowed to berth at BPCL Liquid Berth No.2?

The maximum permissible aggregate LOA of 2 vessels allowed at LB2 is 265 m only during fair Weather.

What is the Risk Mitigation taken by JN port for vessels with an inoperational Bow Thruster?

For vessels of more than 270 m LOA with an inoperational BT an additional Tug is used during turning around.

DPD FAQs

What is DPD?

Direct Port Delivery (DPD) is an innovative effort to expedite delivery of consignments, reduce costs and also decongest the Port. The DPD facilitates containers to be taken delivery from the terminal without the conventional steps of transferring to a Container Freight Stations (CFS) where the customs procedures are performed and the container is cleared.

Earlier Direct Port Deliver Facility (DPD) of import containers was limited to clients importing not less than 300 TEUS on an average per month covering all terminals. In Feb 2016, JNPT took a game-changer initiative and extended the benefit of DPD to all ACP clients irrespective of their import volume.

Who is eligible for DPD?

Importers who have given ACP Status or specially permitted by Jawahar Customs are eligible to avail to take DPD facility from JNPT.

What is the process for registration for DPD?

Importers who have given permission to take DPD delivery by customs have to approach JNPCT for registering their name by giving necessary documents required to enable them to take directly from the port and getting common DPD code. Then along with DPD code, the importers need to approach individual terminal for further registration and taking delivery from the respective terminal.

Do I need to register separately with each terminal?

Yes. All the importer seeking to avail DPD facility, have to register with JNPCT for getting common code and then with the individual terminal where his import containers are handled.

Are there any additional charges for DPD?

There is no additional handling charges at JNPCT for DPD containers. An additional handling charge of one shifting charges will be applicable at other terminals.

What is the detail process under DPD?

The importer has to obtain ACP status or special permission from Jawahar Customs to avail the Facility of DPD. After getting permission from Customs, the importer has to register with JNPCT for getting common code and then with the individual terminal where his import containers are handled. Once the registration terminal is over, the importer needs to inform DPD code to respective shipping line to incorporate the code against their container in import advance list of containers submitted to the terminals. To take DPD, Importer should file Bill of Entry in advance, and take the delivery of the container within 48 hours from discharge.

What is the timeline for DPD?

The importer must take the delivery of the DPD container within 48 hours of its discharge. elsewhere it will be shifted to notified CFS by the shipping line.

What will be happened if Importer does not take DPD within the timeline?

Importer fails to take delivery under DPD mode within 48 hours, the import container will be shifted to notified CFS by the shipping line.

What is Transport arrangement?

Presently importers make arrangement for the transport of his DPD Containers.

Why DPD?

The importer saves an approximate CFS expenditure varying between Rs.8,000/- to Rs.20,000/- under various heads on each TEU when DPD is availed instead of delivery routed through CFS. DPD containers are delivered within 48 hours of unloading from the vessel. Delivery starts within 12 hours of unloading instead of the container moved to CFS are normally delivered after average dwell period of 5 - 7 days at CFS.

DPD avoids multiple handling en-route and reduces risks of damage to cargo. Better inventory management is possible with clear finiteness in delivery time. DPD from the Terminal is available on 24 x 7 for 365 days.

GST FAQs

What is the GST rate for services provided by JNPT?

In respect of the 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., wherein, 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.

Where can we view the list of services provided by JNPT and the related GST levies applicable to such services provided?

A broad list of services provided by JNPT has been listed herein, along with the applicable rate of tax and related place of supply.

Where do we get the basic GST information of JNPT and also where and how do we share our own basic information of GST to JNPT, so that there is the smooth implementation of invoicing under GST Regime?

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

Which provisions of GST will apply in case of port service provided in Territorial waters like Pilotage Charges, Port Dues etc.?

For services provided in Territorial Waters, CGST and SGST (of Maharashtra State) will be levied, as per the provisions of the IGST Act.

Which provisions of GST will apply, in case of port service not provided in Territorial waters, such as Pilot cancellation charges, storage services, shifting services, wharfage?

For services provided other than in territorial waters, the general rule of the place of supply will be applicable, i.e. recipient based and accordingly, either:-

  • CGST and SGST (of Maharashtra State) will apply:- i.e. if the recipient of services is located in Maharashtra.
  • IGST will apply: - i.e. if the recipient of services is located in states other than Maharashtra.

The above application will be done keeping mind provisions of the IGST Act and accordingly place of supply will be decided.

Will we get the input tax credit of GST paid on rental services provided by JNPT?

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.

Whether we as stakeholders have to compulsorily take registration 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.

What will be a place of supply of recipient of port services, in case the recipient is registered in states other than Maharashtra?

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 the recipient of services.

What will be a place of supply of recipient of port services, in case the recipient is registered in Maharashtra and also other states?

The place of supply will be determined as per the provisions of the GST Act for each transaction and accordingly, the 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 a place of supply and GST will be levied accordingly.