Port Wings News Network:
Keeping in view of the spread of novel Coronavirus in India, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has taken various preventive measures to join the fight against COVID-19. Earlier this week, JNPort has converted its Multi Skill Training Centre at Bokadvira into a COVID CARE Hospital with 120 beds and ambulance service and handed it over to the state authorities temporarily for the protection of the local community.
JNPT has been carrying out extensive community disinfectant spraying and sanitation drive in all its nearby villages and has also handed over infra-red temperature guns to the Sarpanchs of these villages as preventive measure.
Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT said, “JNPT is very conscious of its role and responsibility towards the extended JNPT family and is committed towards them. By handing over of our training centre as Covid Care Centre to the state authorities, we are trying to increase the preparedness of the local community in fighting this pandemic. I am sure, together we will win this fight against COVID-19”.
JNPT has been operational all through the lockdown period as part of essential services. On May 31, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust loaded the highest quantity 86477.969 MT of ‘Crude Oil’, produced by ONGC of Coastal movement in the vessel MV DESH BHAKT. JNPT regularly handles various petroleum products including LPG, High speed Diesel, Motor Spirit, Naphtha, Crude oil through BPCL Liquid cargo jetty. JNPT Bulk Terminal has handled total 6,50,942 MT of liquid cargo in the month of May 2020 as compared to 5,74,664 MT handled in May 2019 which is 13.3 percent higher.
JNPT registered a throughput of 274,750 TEUs in container handling. JNPT Handled 445 container trains during the month May-2020, as against the 420 rakes handled in same month last year i.e. May-2019, increasing the rail co-efficient from 14.91 in May-2019 to 23.70% in May-2020.
JNP Container Terminal (JNPCT) have started a new initiative of sending rakes loaded with empty containers to ICD Dahej from 6th May 2020 for bringing export cargo of Reliance Industries from Hazira in return trip.
The port authorities has been diligently deploying all the sanitary guidelines issued for the safety of its workforce with regular fogging and spraying of all buses. JNPT has also provided accommodation to the staff of the terminals, drivers in the township along with providing meal packets and health check-ups to all truck drivers who are working tirelessly to keep the operations going.