JNPT recorded the highest container handling of 4.18 Lakh TEUs in a month
6.91 % Growth in Container handling for April-January Period.
DPD share up at 37.26 per cent
Mumbai February 6: 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% 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 Lac TEUs which is 6.91% higher than 37.51 Lac TEUs handled during same period
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 per cent 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, Shri 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”.