JNPT records 28.45% growth in container traffic with throughput of 453,105 TEUs in August
13 September 2021
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), one of the premier container handling ports in the country, witnessed an upswing in cargo handling and recorded a throughput of 453,105 TEUs in August 2021, a growth of 28.45 per cent as compared to 352,735 TEUs in the same month last year.
Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal (NSIGT} handled 98,473 TEUs in August-2021, which is highest ever TEUs handled since its inception.
Container traffic handled at JNPT during the first five months of FY22 was 2,250,943 TEUs, which is 45.70 per cent higher than the container traffic of 1,544,900 TEUs in the same period last year. Total container traffic handled at JNPT during the first five months of FY22 was 30.45 million tonnes, which was 40.42 per cent higher compared to 21.68 million tonnes in the same period last year.
JN Port handled 79,583 TEUS of ICD traffic from 500 rakes during August-2021 and the Rail-Coefficient in FY 2021-22 (Apr to Aug) was 18.27 per cent. The efficiency and coordination of all stakeholders, including all container train operators (both CONCOR and Private CTOs), Railways, and all port terminals, have contributed to the overall improved rail handling performance at JNPT.
During August 2021, JNPT, among a host of other initiatives, deployed nine e-vehicles and installed a dedicated charging station within the port's operational area as part of its sustainability and green port initiative. Furthermore, the biogas-based electricity generation was powered at JNPT’s Solid Waste Management Plant, and a dedicated website was launched to optimise real-time air quality monitoring at JNPT. To enable seamless port connectivity, several infrastructure projects, including phase two of LHS-Lane ROB and the road behind the JNCH-PUB have been operationalised.