Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) 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 an 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 29th July 2019 which came into effect from 1st 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 the 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 the year 2018 to 28.65 hrs in the Apr-Dec19 period, an improvement of 30.66%.
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.”
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.