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JNPT receives 80 MT liquid medical oxygen from United Arab Emirates

May 11, 2021: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) on Monday (May 10) handled four containers carrying 80 metric tonnes of medical oxygen in cryogenic state sent by the United Arab Emirates in the vessel MV. GSF GISELLE of AXS service.

MV. GSF GISELLE, carrying the containers reached JNPT on May 10, after departing from Jebel Ali on the southern outskirts of Dubai on May 5, 2021.
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MV. GSF GISELLE, carrying the containers reached JNPT on May 10, after departing from Jebel Ali on the southern outskirts of Dubai on May 5, 2021.

May 11, 2021: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) on Monday (May 10) handled four containers carrying 80 metric tonnes of medical oxygen in cryogenic state sent by the United Arab Emirates in the vessel MV. GSF GISELLE of AXS service.

MV. GSF GISELLE, carrying the containers reached JNPT, after departing from Jebel Ali, on the southern outskirts of Dubai on May 5, 2021. The liquid medical oxygen containers will be transported to various destinations decided by the government and will be used to overcome the current pandemic situation in the country.

“JNPT extended all its resources for berthing of the vessel and handling the oxygen containers free of cost as per the directives of the ministry of ports, shipping & waterways,” noted the release.

Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT said, “JNPT along with its stakeholders continue to play an important part of the supply chain and we are committed to the growth of the nation’s economy by delivering its duties during these challenging times."

JNPT continued its steady surge in cargo handling despite the various challenges faced during the past few months. In April 2021, JNPT handled a significant 468,015 TEUs as against 283,802 TEUs during the same period the previous year, a growth of 64.91 percent.

Meanwhile, the Indian Navy’s INS Kolkata reached New Mangalore Port on Monday carrying 40 MT of oxygen from Kuwait. The cargo also comprised of 5 tonnes of oxygen cylinders and 4 high flow oxygen concentrators.

Ministry of ports, shipping and waterways has directed all major ports of India, including the Kamarajar Port, to waive off all charges levied by major port trusts (including vessel-related charges, storage charges etc.) and accord the highest priority in the berthing sequence to the vessels carrying oxygen-related consignments.

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