03-08-2016

India: JN Port & JNPCT register performance highs in July

JNPT

In July 2016, JN Port handled 3,81,558 TEUs and JNPCT, the Port-owned container terminal, handled 1,27,282 TEUs. On a year-to-year comparison, JN Port recorded a growth of 1.25 per cent and JNPCT 16.59 per cent over the previous year, highlighted a release.

The pre-berthing waiting time (on Port a/c) at JNPCT for July reduced to 0.05 days as compared to 0.16 days last year, and the gross berth productivity increased to 69.59 moves/hour in comparison to 64.98 moves/hour recorded in the last financial year. The average import dwell time at JNPCT came down to 15.84 hours for July, which is significantly less than the global benchmark of 36 hours.

The Inter-Terminal Transfer of Tractor Trailers achieved the highest monthly transfer in July 2016 since the start of the initiative. A total of 21,581 trucks availed this facility completing 27,134 transactions.

Since the terminals at JN Port were not inter-connected, any Tractor Trailer (TT), after exiting from one terminal, had to repeatedly stand in a queue to enter the other terminal, leading to longer queues and adding to congestion. This was a matter of concern for the trade as it was an added expense in terms of time and cost. Acting on this long-pending demand of the trade and for optimal utilisation of TTs, JN Port allowed the Inter-Terminal Transfer of Tractor Trailers by allowing sideways movement between all the three terminals in a phased manner from February 2015.

The trade benefitted from this initiative in saving at least 7.5 km of road movement per trip by completing two commercial transactions in one trip, leading to faster turnaround time along with reduced fuel consumption and pollution in and around the Port area.

As of today, a total of 2,41,984 trucks with 3,02,778 transactions have already availed this facility, resulting in drastic load reduction at the terminal gates as it has resulted into reduction of traffic on port roads by more than 6% besides saving of fuel cost.

Source: JNPT

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