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JNPT handles 4.5 lakh TEUs, 551 rakes, 327 MT medical oxygen in May

June 8, 2021: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handled 4,54,385 TEUs in May 2021, as against 2,74,755 TEUs handled in the same period during the previous year, recording growth of 65.38 percent.

In rail operations the port handled 86,452 TEUs of ICD traffic from 551 rakes in May, 2021 and the rail-coefficient is 19.03 percent.
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In rail operations the port handled 86,452 TEUs of ICD traffic from 551 rakes in May, 2021 and the rail-coefficient is 19.03 percent.

June 8, 2021: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handled 4,54,385 TEUs in May 2021, as against 2,74,755 TEUs handled in the same period during the previous year, recording growth of 65.38 percent.

In rail operations the port handled 86,452 TEUs of ICD traffic from 551 rakes in May, 2021 and the rail-coefficient is 19.03 percent.

During the past months, the port has implemented a host of measures to make the business, efficient, economical, and opportune for the EXIM community.

JNPT executed the handling of 327.632 MT of liquid medical oxygen and medical accessories in May. The port has been ensuring the movement of vessels carrying oxygen remains unhindered and is giving utmost priority to such consignments. A total of 278.272 MT liquid oxygen and 49.36 MT medical accessories have been handled at the port for distribution to hospitals for Covid treatment.

Sanjay Sethi, IAS, chairman, JNPT said, “We maintained our good performance in May 2021 and JNPT will continue to contribute towards the endeavor to battle the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic affecting the country. JNPT will continue to extend utmost priority in the handling of oxygen containers and other medical accessories helping the country to overcome this crisis”.

On May 10, the port handled four containers carrying 80 metric tonnes of medical oxygen in the cryogenic state in the vessel MV GSF GISELLE of AXS service sent by the United Arab Emirates. On May 15, the port handled 150.23 MT medical O2 consignment in 'MV Nagoya Tower' brought from Kuwait via Jebel Ali, UAE. Despite the powerful tropical cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, on May 18 the port handled 28.72 MTs of O2 consignment loaded from UAE & ensured quick clearance of cargo. The port, on May 21, handled the vessel 'MV Lebu' loaded with 19.32 MT medical O2 from UAE. On May 28, JNPT handled 3 containers brought in by Emirates shipping Agencies India from Ningbo, China with medical accessories which consisted of 2448 empty oxygen cylinders with a total weight of 49.36 MT.

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