JNPTÂ’s (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust) latest plan of tender calling out on last Friday to all Container Freight Stations (CFS) operators could prove to be a respite for businesses that suffered an initial hit from the Modi governmentÂ’ latest initiative Â— Direct Port Delivery (DPD). The new plan offers CFS operators to bid directly to operate under the new regime.
Roads connecting the docks and air cargo complexes of container freight stations are in a very bad condition, hence this creates very bad congestion. There should be convenience; intermodal transport will be successful only when we have proper rail and road connecting infrastructure
India, due to its long coastline, is richly endowed with natural maritime advantages. The countrys 7,500 km coastline covers 13 states and Union Territories. A number of ports along the long coastline lie along key international trade routes. There is huge potential even for inland water transport.