Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s premier container port, handled 465,084, twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in January, clocking a growth of 9.14% percent over the same month last year, as the domestic economy rebounds with the start of the new year and easing of lockdown.
The total traffic handled at JNPT during the month of January 2021 was 6.50 million tons a growth of 9.98% as against 5.91 million tons handled in January 2020. This month’s traffic includes 0.82 million tons of Bulk Cargo as against 0.59 million tons in the same month of last year, an increase of 38.98%. During the month, 134,713 MT of coastal cement cargo was handled at shallow water Berth, surpassing the earlier highest of 113,560 MT in the month of February 2019.
The total traffic handled at JNPT during the FY 2019-20 was 68.45 million tons as against 70.71 million tons in FY 2018-19, which is 3.19% less than the total traffic over the same period last year. This year’s traffic includes 7.51 million tons of Bulk Cargo as against 8.59 million tons in the same period last year
In terms of TEUs, JNPT handled 5,031,187 TEUs during the FY 2019-20. The container traffic is reduced by 1.99% over the last year. Out of this, 718,863 TEUs were handled at JNPCT (Variation over Last Year: -31.95%), 531,354 TEUs at NSICT (Variation over Last Year: -5.23%), 1,985,473 TEUs at APMT (Variation over Last Year: -3.07%), 986,624 TEUs at NSIGT (Variation over Last Year: +4.11%), and remaining 808,873 (Variation over Last Year: +55.51%) TEUs handled by a PSA’s Terminal, BMCTPL.
The delivery of Import containers under the head Direct Port Delivery (DPD) has increased from 42.42 % in FY 2018-19 to 56.76% in FY 2019-20.
The entry of Export containers under the head Direct Port Entry (DPE) was 50.52% of the Total Factory Stuff Containers received.