Port Wings News Network:
JNPT handled 423,155 TEUs in October, registering a growth of 11.24% in October 2020 compared to previous month and growth of 5.10 per cent over the same month last year. Out of this, 52,087 TEUs were handled at JNPCT (3.37%), 64,254 TEUs at NSICT (+77.78%), 153,548 TEUs at APMT (-7.50%), 80,500 TEUs at NSIGT (-5.32%) and 72,766 TEUs at BMCT (+11.82%). (%variation over same month LY).
The overall traffic handled was 5.73 million tons (MT) during October compared to 5.44 MT in October 2019, posting a growth of 5.37 per cent.
JNPT handled a record number of 548 trains in October, beating the previous highest of 536 trains handled in May 2011.
“This was possible due to the conscientious and excellent team efforts of all stakeholders, terminals, Railways and train operator’s both CONCOR and private operators,” said Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT.
The port also achieved a new milestone by handling the highest LPG of 1,07,530.67 MT at JNPT-Liquid cargo terminal through seven vessels in October 2020 surpassing earlier record of 92,877 MT in August 2019. For the period of April-October 2020, JNPT handled 5,66,815 MT discharge of LPG which is 14.27% higher as compared to 4,96,052 MT handled in the same period LY. JNPT is giving priority and timely berthing to the LPG vessels for fulfillment of distribution of LPG, under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna.
At the Liquid Cargo Terminal, JNPT is also handling essential commodities like high speed diesel, Motorspirit, Edible oil etc. LPG is transported through 13.5 KM cryogenic pipeline from ship (JNPT Berth) to LPG BPCL bottling plant at Uran. LPG is then distributed by rail/road /pipeline to Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Punjab, Delhi and Union Territory Chandigarh.
JNPT has systemically invested in enhancing its operational efficiency and handling capacity to enable seamless trade and be the port of choice for the Exim trade.