JNPT records highest container handling of 4.18 lakh TEUs in a month
February 6, 2018: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handled 4.18 lakh TEUs in January 2018, which is highest ever container traffic handled during a
February 6, 2018: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handled 4.18 lakh TEUs in January 2018, which is highest ever container traffic handled during a month at JNPT and increase of 13 percent over the same month last year.
Among the four terminals, JNPCT handled 1.12 lakh TEUs, APM’s shared stood at 1.90 lakh TEUs, DP World (comprising NSICT and NSIGT) together handled 1.15 lakh TEUs during January. The total container traffic handled during current Financial Year 2017-18 (Apr 2017-Jan 2018) is 40.10 lakh TEUs which is 6.91 percent higher than 37.51 lakh TEUs handled during same period previous year.
Direct Port Delivery (DPD), one of the key initiative implemented by JNPT to reduce the logistics cost and time has met with highly encouraging response as the share of DPD clearance has steadily risen to more than 37 percent in January. In January, Inter Terminal Movement of TTs was availed by 17,494 trucks completing 22,158 transactions resulting in fuel saving of
Rs 7.6 crore since start of this initiative.
Commenting on the performance in January, Neeraj Bansal, chairman-in-charge said, “JNPT’s sustained efforts in creating trade-friendly measures over the last few months is reaping reward with an improvement on a month on month basis. With the commencement of operations of fourth terminal, EXIM trade gets an opportunity to use state-of-the-art facilities and avail JNPT port for further increasing the volume of traffic”.