India's Navayuga CT hits 500,000 TEU milestone, looks to expand
INDIA's Navayuga Container Terminal (NCT) handled a record 500,000 TEU for the in the last financial year that ended in March
INDIA's Navayuga Container Terminal (NCT) handled a record 500,000 TEU for the in the last financial year that ended in March. The containers were unloaded from the India-flagged containership SSL Kutch.
NCT noted that the milestone was enabled by a nine-fold increase in the five-year period starting from 58,577 TEU in FY 2013-14, reported Rotterdam's World Maritime News.
'NCT has taken giant strides in getting established as a transshipment hub on the east coast of India and we are working towards making it the hub port in the Bay of Bengal,' Krishnapatnam port CEO Anil Yendluri said.
'We are further expanding our terminal capacity from 1.2 million TEU to two million TEU by the end of 2019 to be ahead of the demand,' NCT chief operating officer Jithendra Nimmagadda added.
The previous financial year saw the Navayuga Container Terminal commission five new electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes, boost yard capacity to 5,000 ground slots and develop 30 acres of off-dock stuffing and de-stuffing zone close to the box terminal.