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JNPT recorded the highest container handling of 4.18Lakh TEUs

The 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 per cent over the same month last year.

Among the four terminals, JNPCT handled 1.12 lakh TEUs, APMís shared stood at 1.90 lakh TEUs, DP World (comprising NSICT and NSIGT) together handled 1.15 lakh TEUs during the month of January 2018. 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 previous year.

While the ports in the west coast including JNPT Mundra and Kandla are doing exceedingly well in container traffic volumes, the container terminals in the east coast from Visakhapatnam to Tuticorin are working fifty to sixty per cent of their installed capacity.

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 the January, 2018. 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 during the month of January, 2018.

The portís sustained e4fforts in creating trade friendly measures over the last few months is reaping dividends with improvement in traffic. With the commencement of operations of the fourth terminal EXIM Trade gets an opportunity to be use state of the art facilities and avail JNPT port for increasing the volume of traffic.


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