JNPT touches new peak in cargo handling in 2019

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s premier container port maintained its impressive registered a throughput of 5.10 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the CY2019. This marks a marginal increase over 2018 figure of  5.05 million TEUs.

JNPT has five container terminals, among them, APM Terminals Mumbai (GTI) handled 2 million TEUs during the year, followed by DP World NSIGT with 0.99 million TEUs and PSA BMCT’s 0.82 million TEUs. JNPCT handled 0.77 million TEUs and the throughput of DP World NSICT was 0.52 million TEUs for the year.

Meanwhile, the port trust has also reported the Dwell time of import containers moved by rail  improving from 116.09 hours in 2018 to 66.16 hours (Apr 18 to Mar 19) along with the increase in the rail share to 16.22 % from 14.66% in year 2018-19 (Apr 18 to Mar 19).

Commenting on the performance, Sanjay Sethi, Chairman, JNPT said, “We are confident that JNPT will be achieving another year of excellent performance during this financial year too. With the aim of encouraging country’s trade, we ensure that the entire family of JNPT puts in efforts to constantly evolve our operational efficiency and the port’s capacity by maintaining the global standards.”

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