Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is likely to commission the Jalna and Wardha dry ports over the next 18 months, whereby, the Jalna port will come up close to Aurangabad, with an annual capacity of 20,000 TEUs and Wardha is being launched near Nagpur, with another 20,000 TEU annual capacity at an investment of about Rs.400 crore, Chief Manager (Traffic), JNPT, C Unnikrishnan Nair said that the work is being undertaken on a public-private partnership basis for which land has already been acquired. The twin port projects will help logistics companies to consolidate their operations and also complete export/import procedures at inland locations that are relatively closer to farms and factories. It provides customers better control over the cargo rather than getting stacked at port warehouses for Customs clearances. Containers after the commissioning of the projects can directly be transported via road and rail networks to the inland dry port, where customers or exporters can get Customs clearance for their containers.
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