Thane, Aug 5 (FN Representative) In a major push under green port initiatives and with a vision to achieve sustainability goals, JNPT Chairman Sanjay Sethi on Thursday deployed 9 electric vehicles for the employees to travel within the port area. The event was held in the presence of. Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Deputy Chairman, JNPT, HODs, and other stakeholders, a release said. Speaking at the inauguration event, IAS Sethi said, “JNPT persistently focuses on sustainability to minimize the impact of the port’s operations on the environment and surrounding communities. The port not only aims to obtain economic efficiencies but also focuses on ecological and social stability. Industries across the world are incorporating climate change aspects to increase accountability towards an environmentally-conscious world.
EVs offer a way lower cost of ownership as they are much easier for maintenance and reduce the dependency on fast depleting fossil fuels. With the induction of EV vehicles, we will be at par with sustainable global ports augmenting JNPT’s stature to be among the prominent container ports in the world. We will continue to work towards building a clean, green and sustainable port.” The nduction of the EV fleet is in line with JNPT’s green port initiative, and the deployment of eco-friendly mobility solutions for the JNPT employees is yet another addition to the port’s host of sustainable, green initiatives, release told. The e-vehicles are zero-emission vehicle that will enable JNPT transition to green and energy-efficient mobility solutions. Furthermore, JNPT has also operationalized a dedicated charging station for the newly inducted e-vehicle fleet. The port not only aims to obtain economic efficiencies but also focuses on ecological and social stability. Thus environmental protection will continue to be an integrated aspect in JNPT’s planning and operations, release mentioned. The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Navi Mumbai is one of the premier container handling ports in India. Commissioned on 26th May 1989, in less than three decades of its operations, JNPT has transformed from a bulk-cargo terminal to become the premier container port in the country.