Port Wings News Network:
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s premier container port maintained its impressive performance and achieved a new milestone in cargo handling, registering a throughput of 5.10 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the CY2019, compared to the 5.05 million TEUs achieved in 2018, becoming the first Indian port to scale the peak.
JNPT has five container terminals, among them, APM Terminals Mumbai (GTI) handled 2 million TEUs during the year, followed by DP World NSIGT with 0.99 million TEUs and PSA BMCT’s 0.82 million TEUs. JNPCT handled 0.77 million TEUs and the throughput of DP World NSICT was 0.52 million TEUs for the year.
Along with the operational excellence, JNPT has been constantly working towards facilitating ease in doing business for the Trade. Under this JNPT took a major step by facilitating a MoU for a new Inter-Terminal Rail Handling Operation (ITRHO) Agreement, between all the terminals at JN Port. The new ITRHO Agreement was signed and agreed upon by all Terminals (JNPCT, NSICT, NSIGT, GTI and BMCTPL) on 29 July 2019, which came into effect from 1 August 2019. This is helping to maximize train placement, track productivity, efficiency, cost effective handling, reduce dwell time of import ICD boxes, connecting export ICD boxes to respective terminals in time and also increase rail share at JNPT.
The Dwell time of import containers moved by rail, has improved from 116.09 hours in 2018 to 66.16 hours (Apr 18 to Mar 19) along with the increase in the rail share to 16.22 % from 14.66% in year 2018-19 (Apr 18 to Mar 19). Also the Import Dwell Time of containers moved by road has reduced from 41.32 hrs in year 2018 to 28.65 hrs in the Apr-Dec19 period, an improvement of 30.66%.
This year JNPT along with the private Port Terminals (DP World, APM Terminals and PSA Terminal) in coordination with CONCOR reached out to the Trade at Ludhiana where the commencement of a weekly dedicated train from Ludhiana to JN Port every Saturday was announced as per the suggestion by the Ludhiana Trade.
Commenting on the performance, Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT, said, “This is a result of our efforts and the quality of service we provide. We are confident that JNPT will be achieving another year of excellent performance during this financial year too. With the aim of encouraging 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 global standards.”
‘’JNPT strive to further transform and upgrade the services to match the growing demand & global trends of the maritime sector’’
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Navi Mumbai is the biggest container handling Port in India accounting for around 52% of the total containerised cargo volume, across the major ports of India. Commissioned on 26th May 1989, in less than three decades of its operations, JNPT has transformed from a bulk-cargo terminal to become the premier container port in the country. Ranked 28th among the top 100 Container Ports in the world, JNPT is connected to over 200 ports in the world.
Currently JNPT operates five container terminals: the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), the Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. (GTIPL), Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) and the newly commissioned Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCTPL). The Port also has a Shallow Water Berth for general cargo and another Liquid Cargo Terminal which is managed by BPCL-IOCL consortium.