Ever since its inception on May 26, 1989, JNP has charted India’s international trade to a glorious course of success and achiviements, breaking all records and creating new benchmarks, JNP is the biggest container handling Port in India, handling around 60% of the country’s containerized cargo, crossing throughput. In its coveted role as the Hub Port on the Western Coast of India, JNP is ranked 24th among the top 100 Container Ports in the World.

Fueled by a passion to excel, JNP has anchored its presence with pride, to offer a wonderful Port User experience.

Having set for itself a long term goal of achieving 10 million TEU’s by the year 2014-15, JNP throws open an array of worthwile opportunities for Shipping Lines and Shippers to ferry their cargo to various sectors across the globe.

Supported by top of the order, world class infrastructure with impeccable technological standards, facilities at JNP comprise a full fledged Customs House, above 23 Contanier Freight Stations and a large number of ICD’s across the country. Excellent hinterland connectivity both by rail and road as well as proximity to Airports, Hotels etc., give the Port an extra edge to address the shippers needs, efficiently and promptly.

With its strong commitment to provide seamless service to its customers as India’s prime facilitator of international trade, JNP strives to be the undisputed leader in the South Asian region in years to come.

Vision / Mission


To become the premier container port of south Asia with international standards providing efficient and cost effective integrated logistics solutions.


The port is committed to meeting the needs and expectations of its customers and the nation by : Equipping itself with state-of-the-art equipment and technology and efficient, professional and computer integrated terminal operation systems. Conforming to international standards and offering competitive rates.Ensuring security and safety of life, equipment and cargo. Pursuing the principles of sustainable development. Constantly upgrading the competence, awareness, skills and motivation of the port personnel to bring about continual improvement in the physical efficiency parameters

  • Commissioned on 26th May 1989.
  • Located at 18 degrees56′ 43″ (latitude) & 72 degrees 56’24’ E (longtitude)
  • Land Area : 2584 Hectares
  • Handles containers, liquid bulk & cement ships.
  • Has three dedicated container terminals namely JNPCT, NSICT & GTIPL
  • ISO 9001:2000, 14001 2004 & OHSAS 18001 2007 certified and ISPS compliant
  • Ranked 24th among top 100 container ports in the world.
  • Handles about 60% of total containers handled by all Major Ports in India
  • Connected with 24 CFSs and 34 ICDs destinations
  • Handled 57.29 million tonnes of cargo in 2008-09 including 3.96 TEU’s containers
  • Poised to handle 10 million TEUs of containers by the year 2015-16
Port Location

Latitude : 18 56’43” North and Longitude – 72 56’24” East along the eastern shore of Mumbai harbour  off

Elephanta Island.

Mean sea level is 2.51 m above Chart Datum

Mean Spring Tidal Range in the harbour is 3.7 m

Port handles vessels having draught upto 12.50 m


Common Harbour channel for JNPT and Mumbai Port, up to No. 4 berth of Jawahar Dweep Terminal.

Designed Channel depth is 11 meters (Below Chart Datum)

Channel width 350 meters at entry point : 460 meters off the berths.

Depth off berth : 13.5 meters (Below Chart Datum)

Anchorage berth of 600 meters diameter

2000 meter of quay length for Container Berth.

445 meters of quay length of Feeder Container / Cement / Project Cargo Ships.

Twin Berth Liquid Cargo Jetty.


Round the clock pilotage

Port Operations Center manned round the clock

A common Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) for JNP & Mumbai Port

Pilot Launches 4 Nos
Tugs 8 nos (3 Nos. 30 Tonnes, 1 Nos. 45
Tonnes & 4 Nos. 50 Ton Bollard pull)
Mooring Launches 2 Nos
High Speed Harbour patrolling launch 1 No
VIP Launches 2


Container Terminal Facilities
Quay Length (Mtrs) 680 600 712 1,992
Draft (Mtrs) 12.5 12.5 12.5
Capacity (In Million TEUs) 1.1 1.2 1.8 4.1
Reefer Plugs (Nos) 390 772 880 2042
RMQCs (Nos) 8 8 10 26
RTGCs (Nos) 18 29 40 87
RTGCs (Nos) 5 3 3 11
Tractor Trailers 130 150 90 370
Backup Area – In Hectares (Container Yard) 61.80 26.46 54 142.26
Reach Stackers 10 3 4 17
Railway Siding Tracks For ICD 4 2 3 9
Yard Capacity (TEU’s) 35000 24,888 26,000 85,888


Liquid Cargo Terminal
  • A twin berth liquid cargo terminal has been developed by M/s Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and IOC, Limited on BOT   basis for handling all grades of liquid cargo.
  • A continuous piled 300 metres long and 40.5 metres wide jetty with facility to berth ships on both sides.
  • Capacity 5.5. million tonnes per annum.
  • Capacity to accommodate a vessel of upto 1,00,000 tonnes displacement at outer berth and 45,000 tonnes       displacement at  inner berth.
  • The dredged depth at the outer berth is 13.5 metres and at the inner berth 12 metres
  • Six arms each with capacity of 1500 kltr.per hr. and two arms each of  3000 kltr / hr.
  • Fixed fire-fighting system as per OISD 156 norms and marine leg equipped with emergency release coupling.