Jawaharlal Nehru Port
Jawaharlal Nehru Port (also known as Nhava Sheva ) is a port in Maharashtra. India that borders the Arabian Sea. The sea port is named after the first Prime Minister of India. Jawaharlal Nehru .The port is run by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. an organisation entrusted with the operations of the large shipping port in Navi Mumbai. India and controlled by the Central Government of India. The port lies on the mainland, opposite the city of Mumbai across the Thane Creek. The port was created to augment the shipping capacity in Mumbai and provide an alternative to merchants wanting to save octroi charges imposed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. JNPT also has daily ferry service to Gateway of India. The Central Industrial Security Force is the designated security agency for the port.
It is well connected to major highways and rail networks in India. The closest suburban railheads are CBD Belapur and Panvel. The port handles 65% of India's container traffic has a berthing period of 37 hours which is considered to be very long.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port encompasses an area of 10 km² but access roads are poor with only a muddy two lane entry road. New terminal access points and connecting roads are proposed but have not yet been constructed.
* Ports in India
* Kolkata Port
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