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JNPT further improves its performance in first six months

Total container cargo handled rises by 6.26 pc


Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the country’s largest container port, further improved its performance in the first six months of the current financial year by recording 6.26 per cent growth in container cargo in terms of TEUs (5.57 per cent in terms of tonnage) by handling 2.4 million TEUs as compared to 2.26 million TEUs in the corresponding period of the previous year.


Among the four terminals under JNPT, APM Terminals handled 9.90 lakh TEUs, up 11.6 per cent, while DP World too handled higher cargo at 6.25 lakh TEUs as compared to 5.94 lakh TEUs in the comparative period of last year. JNPCT increased its share modestly to 7.87 lakh TEUs from last year’s level of 7.80 lakh TEUs. Total liquid cargo handled rose by 12 per cent at 36.03 lakh tonnes as compared to 32.14 lakh tonnes.


JNPT, which handled a record 4.5 million TEUs in the previous financial year, has thus sustained its momentum in the first six months of the current financial year as well, stressed a release.


JNPT has implemented various Ease of Doing Business initiatives for reduction in transaction cost and time for the trade. Inter Terminal movement of TTs and Direct Port Delivery are the most important ones. Till date, 445,692 trucks have used the ITT facility for completing 550,900 transactions, which reduces 7.5 km run in each trip and has helped save Rs 6.6 crore worth of fuel.


Commenting on the performance of the first six months of this financial year, Mr Anil Diggikar, IAS, Chairman, JNPT, said, "JNPT as a customer-centric organisation has taken several trade-friendly steps. We are thankful that the trade has shown great faith and JNPT has continued its uptick in performance. With great support from all its stakeholders, JNPT is confident of sustaining the improved performance of last several quarters."



Source: Exim News Service - Navi MUMBAI, Oct. 12


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