The customs department has urged exporters and importers to take advantage of schemes like Direct Port Delivery (DPD) and Direct Port Export (DPE) of the Customs to expedite cargo clearance. 

"JNPT Customs authorities have taken steps to clear around 94 per cent of cargo within four days, a remarkable improvement over 9-10 days, a norm in the past," John Joseph, chief commissioner of customs, Mumbai Zone II, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) said.