Focused on being at par with technologically advanced global ports
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), one of India’s premier container ports, handled 2,703,051 TEUs during the first half of FY 2021-22, as against 1,925,284 TEUs, 40.40% higher than the container traffic over the same period of last year. The rail coefficient in the first half was 18.04%.
The total container traffic handled in September 2021 stood at 452,108 TEUs, a growth of 18.86% over the same month of last year. NSIGT crossed the 1 lakh TEUs mark in a month by handling 1,00,814 TEUs in September 2021, the highest ever handled since its inception.
Commenting on the half-yearly performance, Mr Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT, said, “JNPT has been undertaking various measures to ensure the port is at par with technologically advanced global ports. Recently, Union Minister for Ports, Shipping, Waterways & Ayush, Mr Sarbananda Sonowal, flagged off Dwarf container train services from JNPT which is a pivotal step towards streamlining the rail movement of ex-im cargo via double-stacked dwarf containers. This will provide the ex-im community a competitive cost advantage by lowering hinterland logistical costs, while simultaneously enhancing rail-cargo traffic at JNPT. Likewise, in a technological push, JNPT installed two mobile x-ray scanners at NSICT and APMT to give the security agencies the advantage of taking appropriate action before the container is allowed to exit, and enhance our efficiency and considerably reduce import dwell time due to independent scanning facilities for each terminal”.
JNPT has constantly strived to innovate in the maritime trade and logistics sector and consistently open new avenues for enhancement to propel India’s growth story further. As an example, the newly constructed coastal berth will give a push to coastal cargo movement and provide better infrastructure for coastal shipping and decongest the rail and road networks, ensuring cost-competitive and effective multimodal transportation solutions. In addition, JNPT handed over the Letter of Intent to successful bidders of 9 plots in JNPT-SEZ to boost port-led industrialisation. The SEZ is poised to attract more leading global companies for making India a manufacturing hub, given that the infrastructure development underway at the facility is as per international benchmarks. Besides, the JNP-CPP App was launched to provide access to live data of CPP operation and much-needed real-time visibility across the supply chain.
JNPT’s continuous innovation and upgradation in port operations provides customers across the globe a sense of reliability and assures efficiency in trade, making it a port of choice in the logistics sector, emphasised a release.