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1. A Salute to Excellence

What lies beneath is usually ignored – this is as true for construction as it is for life. While architects, buil-ders and developers receive their share of plaudits, the role of the civil engineer, who lies at the core of any project, often goes unrecognised.

2.Draughts Deepen to 18 m

In order to allow bigger ships to dock, the Union Government has asked major ports to deepen their draughts to 18 m. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) too proposes to deepen its draught in the second phase of dredging from the existing 14 m, for which it has decided to appoint a consultant to prepare a detailed project report (DPR).

3.Kandla adjudged Major Port of the Year

Kandla Port Trust (KPT) was a prominent winner at the prestigious Maritime and Logistics Awards (MALA) 2014, organised by Exim India in Mumbai recently.

4.India to accelerate Iran port project

India is set to accelerate its own projects at the seaport in southeastern Iran. The government plans to build a container terminal and multi-purpose cargo terminal

5.JNPT plans container terminal

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is planning to be a Rs 6,700 crore container terminal in Mumbai.

6.Govt clears JNPT SEZ project

Government has approved the first phase of SEZ project to be developed by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at its facility near Mumbai. The trust has earmarked 750 acre and will spend around Rs 4,000 crore for this development.

7.JNPT to join hands with DFC for logistics park

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) plans to develop the world’s best logistics park in collaboration with Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) and has engaged a consultant for this purpose.

8.JNPT 6 bn contract gets lone bid from DP World

Dubai Ports (DP World) emerged as the lone bidder offering 27.5 per cent revenue share to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for setting up Rs 600 crore container berth. JNPT will further refer the bid to the Ministry of Shipping.

9.JNPT to de-congest approach road

As part of its measures to de-congest the port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) decided to segregate trucks without proper documents and move them to a parking area. The move is expected to clear the approach roads for trucks with correct documents for shipment to reach the terminals on time. This comes after the port realised that the congestion on its approach roads was caused by un-documented export containers taken to the privately operated APM Terminal.

10.JN Port to kickstart Rs 8 bn container loading project

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is expected to take a decision soon regarding the deadlock of Rs 800 crore container loading facility project being developed by DP World. The proposed facility