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Container handling in JNPT touches new high in August this year

Jawaharlal Nehru Port the top public sector port handling container traffic has witnessed an upswing in cargo handling and recorded a throughput of 453,105 TEUs in August 2021, a growth of 28.45 per cent compared to 352,735 TEUs in the same month last year. NSIGT, one of the container terminals in the port has handled 98,473 TEUs in August 2021, its highest ever since its inception.

Container traffic handled at JNPT during the first five months of FY 2021-22 was 2,250,943 TEUs as against 1,544,900 TEUs, 45.70 per cent higher than the same period last year. Total traffic handled in the port including containers during the first five months was 30.45 million tonnes as against 21.68 million tonnes, up 40.42 per cent.

The port handled 79,583 TEUs of Inland Container Depot traffic during August 2021

The port handled 79,583 TEUs of Inland Container Depot traffic from 500 rakes during August 2021, and the rail-coefficient in 2021-22 (April to Aug.) was 18.27 per cent. The efficiency and coordination of all stakeholders, including all Container Train Operators (both CONCOR and private CTOs), the Railways and all port terminals contributed to the overall improved rail handling performance at JNPT said the Port's press release.

Commenting on the monthly performance, Chairman of the port Sanjay Sethi said, “We have continued to consolidate our performance in August 2021, further optimising our overall upward growth trajectory. As part of our Covid response efforts, we provided high-priority port clearances for all Covid relief medical cargo and accessories.

 We are optimistic about sustaining our upward growth

By working together with all our stakeholders, we are confident and optimistic about sustaining our upward growth. Intending to encourage 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 international standards.”

During the month under review, among a host of other initiatives, JNPT deployed nine e-vehicles and installed a dedicated charging station within the port’s operational area as part of its sustainability and green port initiative. Furthermore, biogas-based electricity generation was powered at JNPT’s Solid Waste Management Plant, and a dedicated website was launched to optimise real-time air quality monitoring at JNPT.

To enable seamless port connectivity, several infrastructure projects, including phase two of LHS-Lane ROB and the road behind JNCH-PUB have been operationalised.

 The port will continue to play an instrumental role and contribute to India’s economy by discharging its duties as an integral part of the supply chain, the release added.

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