The best-performing port in India, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (NPA), hosted a workshop on the “Green Port Initiative.” Shri Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Dy, opened the workshop. All HODS and JNPA representatives are present, including the JNPA chairman. The workshop’s goal was to raise awareness of sustainable development, alternative fuel consumption, and green shipping.
In the workshop, industry professionals gave lectures on green shipping, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port’s environmental monitoring plan, and green port initiatives. It was emphasized during the workshop that alternative fuels, such as LNG, hydrogen, methanol, etc., are required for green shipping.
Speaking at the occasion, Shri Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Dy. Chairman, JNPA, stated, “INPA has taken several green initiatives with a view to reducing carbon footprints which includes the use of solar power supply, e vehicles, Shore Power Supply, etc. It is essential that investments are made in green infrastructure, including zero-carbon energy zones linked to the part and shipping sector. JNPA is committed to sustainable development. We also have a tree plantation drive on a large scale for carbon sink.”
JNPA plans to employ 60% renewable energy as part of the Maritime India Vision 2030. For the purpose of Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) rake handling, including the construction or modification of ROB for the terminals, JNPA is creating an integrated Common Rail Yard Facility inside the Port. In order to increase export productivity and speed loading operations, JNPA contracted e-RTGCS. Due to this program, air pollution and diesel usage have decreased. We have started an effort to revitalize the lakes. We plan to use biological methods to revitalize 4-5 lakes in the JNPA region.
JNPA has prepared an action plan covering all activities of the Port including cargo handling, storing, evacuation, and many other activities related to environmental protection Adoption of Multi Fuel (CNG/Electric/LNG), Shore Power, LNG Bunkering, Energy Efficiency Smart Lightning Green Belt Cover, Water Conservation. JNPA has installed solar panels at JNPA inducted electric vehicles. The Port takes the necessary steps to preserve ecological harmony for a greener, more sustainable, and better future.