Nhava Sheva largest container port of India
Nhava sheva port, which is also called JNPT port (Jawaharlal Lal Nehru Port Trust), is located near Navi Mumbai. It is constructed over a vast 10 square kilometers or around 2,500 acres; One of the key reasons for developing this port was to relieve pressure on Old Bombay port called Bombay port trust. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is an autonomous corporation fully owned by the Government of India.
JNPT port, which is the largest port of India, handles about 65% of India’s total container traffic of India. It handled around 64.32 million tones of total cargo during financial year 2011-11. Out of 64.32 million tones, 32.79 and 30.18 million tones were attributed to Import and export respectively.
According to JNPT Export Data , the major exports from Nhavasheva port are Readymade and knitted garments, sports goods, Home textile and floor coverings, textile machinery, frozen meat products, chemicals, and pharmaceutical intermediates and finished pharmaceutical formulations.
The main imports on JNPT port are chemicals, plant & machinery, plastic articles, Electrical goods, vegetable oils, aluminum products, ferrous and non-ferrous metals as per the JNPT Import Data. Most of the cargo traffic handled by JNPT port originates from or is destined for western and northern India like the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Punjab and Haryana etc.
Import Export Data JNPT is the most reliable source for analyzing the macro and well as micro level trends of Export and Import of merchandise from Nhave shava port.