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JNPT creates history by handling highest ever cargo throughput in 2017

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s No.1 Container Port, handled approximately 4.66 million TEUs for the calendar year 2017 (figures upto 28th December 2017).

JNPCT, Port owned Container Terminal, handled almost 1.49 million TEUs in current calendar year.

APM Terminals Mumbai (GTI) handled approximately 1.94 million TEUs.  DP World operated Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT) handled approximately 0.64 million TEUs in 2017 while Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) handled approximately 0.59 million TEUs.

JNPT had recently informed that  Phase-I construction of Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) has been completed as per schedule and a provisional completion certificate is issued to BMCT.

The Terminal is expected to commence operations shortly.

The facilities offered by BMCT in Phase 1 include:

•             A 1000 m long quay with 5 approach trestles,

•             A huge storage facility comprising 9336 ground slots with rail/road connectivity

•             State of the Art container handling equipment - 12 Nos Quay cranes, 04 Nos RMGCs and 36 Nos RTGCs,

•             324 reefer container ground slots that include 1620 reefer plugs.

•             4 railway lines. BMCT’s rail facilities will be the largest Terminal Rail infrastructure in India. The on-dock Dedicated Freight Corridor compliant facility in JNPT- BMCT is capable of handling 1.5km long, 360 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) Container trains on completion of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC).

Source: Daily Shipping News

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