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JNPT posts 7% YoY container cargo growth in November 

December 5, 2020: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handled 413,737 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in November 2020, clocking a growth of 7.61 percent over the same month last year.

The overall traffic including containers handled at JNPT during November grew 9.04 percent to 5.70 million tonnes from the 5.22 million tonnes in November 2019.
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The overall traffic including containers handled at JNPT during November grew 9.04 percent to 5.70 million tonnes from the 5.22 million tonnes in November 2019.

December 5, 2020: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handled 413,737 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in November 2020, clocking a growth of 7.61 percent over the same month last year.

The overall traffic including containers handled at JNPT during November grew 9.04 percent to 5.70 million tonnes from the 5.22 million tonnes in November 2019. The total traffic in November includes 0.59 million tonnes of bulk cargo compared to 0.55 million tonnes in the same month last year.

The average monthly terminal handling time of trains improved to 4:28 hours in November from 4:48 hours in October and 6:18 hours in September.

The average monthly turn-around time of trains (from placement to removal of trains) has reduced to 9:08 hours in November from 9:45 hours in October and 13:34 hours in September.
The newly opened Centralized Parking Plaza at JNPT handled 43,619 tractor-trailers in November which carried 68,909 TEUs.

Sanjay Sethi, IAS, chairman, JNPT said, “In November, JNPT completed the construction of a coastal berth with the capacity to handle 2.5 million tonnes of coastal cargo including liquid cargo, keeping with its commitment towards providing world-class amenities to stakeholders and to give momentum to coastal shipping. It will facilitate easy movement and will immensely boost coastal cargo trade.
JNPT has completed 78.63 percent of construction work for the widening of its road connectivity project.

“JNPT is committed to the ecologically sustainable development of the greenfield Vadhavan port near Dahanu in Maharashtra and we will try our best to develop the new port by adhering to the most stringent environmental norms and regulations as laid down by the environment ministry and authorities concerned,’’ he stated.

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