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JNPT handles 1,643,784 TEUs and 694 vessels during lockdown till Aug 31

September 5, 2020: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) announced that it handled 1,643,784 TEUs and 694 vessels in the lockdown period from March 25 till August 31, 2020.

JN Port registered a throughput of 3,52,735 TEUs in container handling in Aug 2020 as against 3,44,316 TEUs handled in July 2020.
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JN Port registered a throughput of 3,52,735 TEUs in container handling in Aug 2020 as against 3,44,316 TEUs handled in July 2020.

September 5, 2020: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) announced that it handled 1,643,784 TEUs and 694 vessels in the lockdown period from March 25 till August 31, 2020.

JN Port registered a throughput of 3,52,735 TEUs in container handling in Aug 2020 as against 3,44,316 TEUs handled in July 2020. The overall traffic handled at JNPT during the month of August-2020 was 4.74 million tons as against 5.68 million tons in Aug-2019.

“The port continued its steady surge in cargo handling with the easing of lockdown restrictions and pick up in the domestic economic activity. This progress indicates early signs of recovery which is very significant during the ongoing pandemic which has affected business across India,” said the release.

After facing a drop of over 35 percent in cargo handling in the initial lockdown period, slowly the decline has come down to 16.61 percent in August as compared to August 2019 and the Port is trying to reach its pre Covid performance levels and the numbers reaffirms that JNPT will maintain this growth trajectory.

Sanjay Sethi, IAS, chairman, JNPT said, “Ports are an important link in the logistic chain and JNPort has efficiently played this role during the last couple of months and after facing steep contraction, is now on the road to recovery. At JNPT, we have taken various steps to keep the port ecosystem functional and for the smooth working of the logistic supply chain during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, which has helped our cause.”

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