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JNPT handled 499 container trains in April, highest in any month

May 06, 2020: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) registered a throughput of 283,802 TEUs in April 2020 and increased its rail coefficient to 22.39 percent, by handling 499 container trains, highest ever in a month.

The import container volume of April 2020 is 80 percent of the imports handled in April 2019.
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The import container volume of April 2020 is 80 percent of the imports handled in April 2019.

May 06, 2020: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) registered a throughput of 283,802 TEUs in April 2020 and increased its rail coefficient to 22.39 percent, by handling 499 container trains, highest ever in a month.

The import container volume of April 2020 is 80 percent of the imports handled in April 2019 and overall throughput is 63 percent of the cargo handled during Apr 2019. JN Port handled a total of 167 vessels in April 2020 and the overall turnaround time on Port a/c improved to 33 hrs from 39 hrs last year.

Sanjay Sethi, IAS, chairman, JNPT said, “In the month of April JNPT handled 499 container trains, making it the highest number of container trains handled in a particular month. This also resulted in increasing the rail coefficient during the month to 22.39 % against the previous FY monthly average of 16.04%. This is a result of the perseverance of our workforce and in time diligent effort and support of all the stakeholder of JN Port. Our commitment towards ensuring that trade doesn’t come to a standstill even during the lockdown and has resulted in JNPT achieving these numbers. The entire family of JNPT will put in efforts to constantly evolve our operational efficiency and the port’s performance by maintaining all the safety protocols.”

The port announced an extension of waiver/remission/relaxations at all the Container Terminals at JN Port from April 15 to May 3. Some of the measures taken by JNPT include extended relief to the trade in order to support port users and end-users like - No dwell time charges will be levied for all import/export containers moved by road and rail (CFS/DPD/Empty/ICD), No shifting charges will be levied for change of mode (i.e. truck to rail or rail to truck) and No shifting charges will be levied for DPD containers moved by rail after 48 hours to ICD Mulund or ICD Tarapur from April 13 as they have been declared as ‘extended port gates’ of JN Port.

In the wake of this crisis, Port has also prepared an action plan for avoiding congestion and created sufficient storage capacities inside and outside the Port. Extended Port gate facility has been made available for DPD containers at Mulund and Boisar. Additional storage capacity has also been created at CWC, Dronagiri node where cargo is being moved through En-block movement.


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