Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), one of the premier container handling ports, witnessed an upswing in cargo handling and recorded a throughput of 4,53,105 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU)s in August 2021, a growth of 28.45 per cent as compared to 3,52,735 TEUs in August 2020.
Nhava Sheva India Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) facility at JNPT handled 98,473 TEUs in August-2021, the highest ever TEUs handled since its inception.
The container traffic handled at JNPT during the first five months of FY 2021-22 was 22,50,943 TEUs against 15,44,900 TEUs, which is 45.70 per cent higher than the container traffic over the same period of last year.
The total traffic handled at JNPT during the first five months of FY 2021-22 was 30.45 million tons as against 21.68 million tons, which is 40.42 per cent higher.
JN Port handled 79,583 TEUS of ICD traffic from 500 Rakes during August-2021, and the Rail-Coefficient in FY 2021-22 (April to August) was 18.27 per cent.
"The efficiency and coordination of all stakeholders, including all Container Train Operators (both CONCOR and Private CTOs), Railways, and all Port Terminals, have contributed to the overall improved rail handling performance at JNPT," the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways said.
During the month gone by, among a host of other initiatives, JNPT deployed nine e-vehicles and installed a dedicated charging station within the Port's operational area as part of its sustainability and green port initiative.
Furthermore, the biogas-based electricity generation was powered at JNPT's Solid Waste Management Plant, and a dedicated website was launched to optimize real-time air quality monitoring at JNPT.