JN Port among Top 5 in Middle East/South Asia

April 20, 2015 11:22 am Published by

Expands inter-terminal transfer of tractor-trailers

Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JN Port) has been ranked among the Top 5 container ports in the Middle East/South Asia in 2014 by the leading publication Containerisation International. JN Port is in fourth position after Dubai, Colombo and Jeddah. In fifth place is Khorfakkan/Sharjah.

This adds another distinction to the Port’s long list of similar honours. India’s No. 1 container handling facility for long, it handled 4.473 million TEUs in calendar year 2014 and 4.467 million TEUs in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

With capacity expansion and infrastructure augmentation projects taking place and proposed, 5 and 10 million TEUs beckon as the next throughput milestones.

Inter-terminal transfer of tractor-trailers from JNPCT to NSICT & vice versa

After the successful implementation of inter-terminal transfer (ITT) of tractor-trailers from GTI to JNPCT and vice versa, ITT movement from JNPCT to NSICT and NSICT to JNPCT has also commenced, from March 24, 2015, informed a release.

In March, on an average 233 trucks per day availed of this facility, leading to an average of 319 transactions a day. In the first 15 days of April, the average truck movement and transaction went up to 342 and 449, respectively. Thus, there has been a positive growth of 46 per cent in the trucks using this facility.

JNPT stressed in the release that it is confident of these figures increasing further, as the ITT movement from JNPCT-NSICT and vice versa is a recent development. “This initiative has been one of our key endeavours for ease in transaction… by reducing congestion. The added advantage of this measure is fuel-saving and optimal utilisation of the tractor-trailers. This measure has been possible in coordination with CFS operators, GTI, NSICT and CISF,” the release pointed out.

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