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In Container Handling JNPT Records 5.76 Pc Growths

Container HandlingThe country’s largest container port is the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), handled 3.9 lakh TEUs in November 2017 and for the April-November 2017 period recording a growth of 5.76 percent in container handling when compared to the same period last year.

JNPCT handled 1.18 lakh TEUs, among the four terminals at JNPT, in November APM Terminal’s total stood at 1.66 lakh TEUs, and DP World (comprising NSICT and NSIGT) together handled 1.06 lakh TEUs.

Under ‘Ease of Doing Business’ the Direct Port Delivery (DPD) initiative has been steadily going up and through DPD in the month of November 34.73 percent of cargo was cleared, helping the trade save significantly in transaction cost and time. in November, another important initiative, inter-terminal movements of TTs, was used by 15,267 trucks completing 19,279 transactions, since the start of this initiative helping fuel saving of Rs 7.12 crore.

The month of November also saw visits of many international delegations and other purposeful developments. JNPT acquired a new multi-utility purpose launch as part of ‘Green Port’ initiative, which is being deployed for fighting minor oil spills in the port area and debris collection. Delegations from Antwerp Port visited JNPT to discuss the roadmap for making JNPT Antwerp Training Centre a world-class maritime training institute. The Prime Minister of Latvia, along with a high-level delegation, visited JNPT to see the port infrastructure and facilities. Delegations from Port of Halifax (Canada) and the Philippines and the Indian Ambassador to Iran along with an Iranian delegation visited JNPT to explore the prospects of increasing trade further between India and the rest of the world.

Many international delegates have visited in the month of November and other purposeful developments also happened in this month. a new multi-utility purpose launch has been acquired by JNPT as part of ‘Green Port’ initiative, and for fighting minor oil spills in the port area and debris collection this is being deployed.  For making JNPT Antwerp Training Centre a world-class maritime training institute Delegations from Antwerp Port visited JNPT and discussed this. Along with a high-level delegation, the Prime Minister of Latvia, visited JNPT to see the port infrastructure and facilities. Along with an Iranian delegation, Delegations from Port of Halifax (Canada) and the Philippines, and the Indian Ambassador to Iran visited JNPT and to explore the prospects of increasing trade further between India and the rest of the world.

In November performance, the Deputy Chairman Neeraj Bansal said that to further increase the trade from the port in an efficient and economical way JNPT continues to adopt trade-friendly measures with a view. As directed by the government and the Ministry of Shipping, JNPT is well placed to achieve the target of 40 percent and the rise in DPD share too indicates this.