Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP), the country’s No. 1 container handling facility, completes 26 years of service to the trade on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. It’s been a story of continuing success, with the just-concluded fiscal 2014-15 registering a throughput of 4.467 million TEUs, the highest since its inception and a growth of 7.33 per cent over the previous year’s throughput of 4.161 million TEUs.
Of the total traffic, APM Terminals Mumbai handled a record-breaking 2.012 million TEUs (45.06 per cent), followed by JNPCT with 1.294 million TEUs (28.97 per cent), and DP World Nhava Sheva 1.160 million TEUs (25.97 per cent).
In tonnage terms, the Port handled 63.80 million tonnes of cargo during 2014-15, up 2.36 per cent as compared to the previous year’s traffic of 62.33 million tonnes.
Of the total cargo handled, containerised cargo was 56.93 million tonnes (89.24 per cent), liquid cargo amounted to 6.19 million tonnes (9.70 per cent), and the remaining 0.68 million tonnes (1.06 per cent) was miscellaneous types of dry bulk cargo/break-bulk cargo.
The Port, under its dynamic management currently led by Mr Neeraj Bansal, Chairman, is not one to rest on its laurels and is looking ahead at achieving a throughput of over 5 million TEUs in the current financial year 2015-16, driven by further improvement in productivity and efficiency at its three existing terminals and commencement of operations at the newly-developed 330-metre standalone terminal of DP World. Also, with the initial phase of the mega 4th container terminal to be operational in a couple of years, projects like the Port-based SEZ and other infrastructure augmentation ongoing or on the anvil, JN Port is set to continue dominating the containerised cargo trade in the years to come.
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