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Jawaharlal Nehru Port (also known as Nhava Sheva) is a port in Maharashtramarker, Indiamarker that borders the Arabian Seamarker. 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 Mumbaimarker, India and controlled by the Central Government of India. The port lies on the mainland, opposite the city of Mumbaimarker 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 Indiamarker. 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 Belapurmarker and Panvelmarker. The port handles 65% of India's container traffic has a berthing period of 37 hours which is considered to be very long.GTI one of the three container terminals in JNPT has set national record for berth productivity of== 213 moves/hour ==on 22nd Sep 2009 on vessel M.V WAN HAI 502(WCIX service).Jawaharlal Nehru Port encompasses an area of 10 kmĀ² . New terminal access points and connecting roads are proposed but have not yet been constructed.

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The roads to JNPT is well constructed now and is easily accessesable.


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