JNPT, the premier container
port in the country added yet another feather to its cap by clocking the
highest volume of cargo handled with 4.8 million TEUs for the year ended March
31, 2018, says a release.
The record performance comes on
the back of 4.5 million TEUs handled in the previous financial year. JNPT has
been registering a continuous uptick in the traffic handled over the past few
quarters and has registered 7.4 growth in container cargo volume during this
Total liquid cargo volume handled during this year stood at 7.18
million tonnes reflecting 5.98 percent growth over the last financial year.
JNPT has five container
terminals and the break-up of container cargo indicated that Gateway Terminal
handled 2.03 million TEUs, port-owned JNPCT handled 1.48 million TEUs, NSIGT
and NSICT together handled 1.30 million TEUs and the newly opened BMCTPL
accounted for 23,212 TEUs.
JNPT has been consistently
improving its volume and turnover by implementing many trade friendly measures.
Several steps under ease of doing business and introduction of Direct Port
Delivery (DPD) system have substantially contributed in saving of logistics
cost and time for the trade. It is heartening to note that trade has started
increasingly accepting DPD mode and its share has gone up to 39.15 percent. The
innovative transport solution is offering twin benefits of saving in time and
Speaking on the event announcing the performance, Shri.Gopal Krishna,
Secretary, Ministry of Shipping congratulated JNPTand all the terminal
operators and said “The government is focussed in creating value for the trade
by reducing the logistics cost and time and DPD will assist this process. He
also said that all stakeholders should come together and provide more synergy
in achieving this goal.“ Commenting on the port’s overall performance, Shri
Neeraj Bansal, Chairman-in-Charge, JNPT said,“I want to congratulate all
stakeholders and EXIM community for extending great support and enable the port
in achieving the record volume. JNPT is in the midst of carrying out many
trade-friendly measures which will facilitate ease of doing business.
Continuous support and encouragement from Shri Nitin Gadkari, Honourable
Minister of Shipping and from Ministry of Shipping will further guide us in
achieving higher goals.
In March, Inter-Terminal Movement of TTs was availed by 5,42,325
trucks completing 6,72,029 transactions resulting in a total saving of Rs 162
crore to the trade since the start of this initiative.
JNPT is continuously upgrading
and expanding its facilities to meet the growing demand. The expansion of
container berth and other facilities at JN Port, development of fourth
container terminal, deepening and widening of Mumbai Harbour channel and JN
Port Channel, Widening of NH-4B, SH-54 and Amra Marg to 6/8 lanes,
Modernisation of Cargo Handling Equipment, development of dry ports, satellite
port are some of the steps under implementation which will further change the
face of JNPT to become the port of call for EXIM trade in India, Shri Bansal
The event was attended by all
JNPT Terminal operators- GTI, NSICT, NSIGT, BMCTPL, representatives from
Railways, CONCOR, MANSA, CSLA, CFSAI, BCBA and other dignitaries.