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Faster Clearance of Import Containers Facilitated by JNPT/JNCH

Faster Clearance of Import Containers Facilitated by JNPT/JNCH


A huge chunk of India’s containerized cargo is handled by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) and the rest of it by other 11 Major Ports. So, it is nothing but logical thought that dictates that all major reforms proposed to be introduced by the authorities in Major Ports should be first tested at JNPT and should they succeed, they can be replicated at other ports.



In order to decongest JNPT, the containers unloaded in the port were shifted to container freight stations. Further processing was done at CFS where the containers were delivered.


CFSs have been built with in the area surrounding of JNPT. (Read more about the details here)

A process chart for CFS Based model is given below along with the process chart for DPD container.




The DPD system has been accepted in case of import containers shipped through JNPT by Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House (JNCH) and JNPT as the DPD system requires only 2 days as compared to the CFS system which banked on a full 7 days. However, JNPT was designed on the CFS model. The Port and Customs have been trying their level best to implement DPD system since 2007 but it was brought to light in 2016 and this provoked studies that showed the advantages and disadvantages of both.


JNPT records show that the DPD model has got the following benefits-



According to JNPT records, 778 importers are included in the Annexure A and B of Customs Public Notices. The above listed importers are bound to follow the conditions laid down in the above notices.