11-07-2017

JNPT records 5.11 pc growth in container traffic in first quarter

JNPT

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), country's largest container port, continued its growth momentum in the first quarter of the current financial year by clocking a 5.11 per cent growth in container traffic by handling 1.20-million TEUs (Twenty foot Equivalent Unit) as compared to 1.14-million TEUs during the corresponding quarter of the last financial year.

Commenting on the first quarter performance here today, Neeraj Bansal, deputy chairman, said, "JNPT has been showing all-round improvement in its performance for the last few quarters and the current quarter performance is in line with our expectations. We are confident that JNPT will be achieving another year of excellent performance during this financial year."

JNPT handled 4.01-lakh TEUs in the latest quarter, compared to 3.99-lakh TEUs during the corresponding quarter of the last year with 0.5 per cent growth, he informed.

Among the four terminals under JNPT, APM Terminal handled 4.99-lakh TEUs up 14.5 per cent and NSIGT handled 1.34-lakh TEUs as compared to 1.17-lakh TEUs in previous year.

JNPT maintained its impressive performance of recent months in the first quarter of the current financial year by handling a total volume of 16.35-million tonnes, as compared to 15.90-million tonnes during the corresponding period of the previous year, by registering a 2.8 per cent growth, he said.

Inter terminal TT movement in the first quarter of the month saw 44,389 trucks and 55,498 transactions which saved about 3.33-lakh km and Rs 72.13-lakh worth fuel, Mr Bansal said.

Besides, the export dwell time by road has touched 70 hours, and the import dwell time has touched 29 hours, he added.UNI ST SS NP SDR SNU 2109

Source: Web India 123

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