India’s largest container port JNPT’s performance improved in first six months
Source :NewsBharati   Date :13-Oct-2017

Navi Mumbai, October 13: The performance of India’s largest container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in the current financial year has been improved in first six months by recording a growth of 6.26% in container cargo in terms of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).


The JNPT in previous year handled a container cargo of 2.26 million as compared to 2.4 million in the current year. JNPT has four terminals namely APM terminal, DP World, JNPCT, and BPCL.


The container cargo on APM Terminal has handled 9.90 lakh TEUs as compared to 8.87 lakh TEUs in last year which showed the growth of 11.63%. While DP World showed the growth of 5.23% from previous year. The share of JNPCT has increased from 7.80 lakh from last year to 7.87 lakh in the current year. The JNPT port has handled the container which showed the growth of 12.10%.

The JNPT took many business initiatives for a reduction in the transaction cost. The most important ones are the Inter-Terminal movement of TTs and Direct Port Delivery. Till date, 445,692 trucks have used ITT facility for completing 550,900 transactions, which reduces 7.5 km run in each trip, which has helped save Rs. 6.6 crore worth of fuel.


The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) was formerly known as the Nhava Sheva Port located at Navi Mumbai within the Mumbai harbor on the west coast of India. This port was commissioned on 26th May 1989. It occupies a place of prominence among the major Indian ports. It is also the second youngest and one of the most modern major ports of the country. It was initially planned to be a “satellite port” to the Mumbai Port with the purpose of decongesting traffic at the latter, eventually, it was developed as an independent port on its own right and it became the country’s largest container port.