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Container volumes picking up again at India's JNPT box port

SEPTEMBER's container throughput at Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) fell only five per cent to 380,384 TEU year on year, reflecting the steady recovery in economic activity in India, reported Dubai's Maritime Standard

03 November 2020 - 19:00
SEPTEMBER's container throughput at Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) fell only five per cent to 380,384 TEU year on year, reflecting the steady recovery in economic activity in India, reported Dubai's Maritime Standard.

Throughput was 7.8 per cent higher to 352,735 TEU in August than September. 'This steady surge in cargo handling month-to-month indicates early signs of recovery which is very significant during the ongoing pandemic that has affected business across India,' said the port authority.



Nonetheless JNPT only handled 1.93 million TEU during the full half year ending September 30th, down significantly from 2.57 million TEU year on year.



The biggest container handling port in India JNPT accounts for around 52 per cent of the total containerised cargo volume across the major ports of India.



Currently it has five container terminals: the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), Gateway Terminals India Ltd. (GTIPL), Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) and, the most recently commissioned, Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCTPL).


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