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JNPT handled 459,920 TEUs in Dec, highest in 20 months
JNPT handled 459,920 TEUs in Dec, highest in 20 months

Mumbai, Jan 13 (TIWN) In a sign that the pandemic-hit economy is fast returning to normalcy, the country's biggest container handling port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handled 459,920 TEUs (twenty feet equivalent unit) in December, 2020, which was the highest container volume handled in the last 20 months.

Also in rail operations the port handled a record 556 rakes in December 2020. The average monthly terminal handling time of trains improved to 4.42 hours in December from 6.18 hours in September.  The average monthly turn-around time of trains (from placement to removal of trains) also reduced to 9.35 hours in December from 13.34 hours in September.  In the calendar year 2020, the total container traffic handled by the port was 4.47 million TEUs, with APM Terminals Mumbai (GTI) handling 1.69 million TEUs, DP World NSIGT - 0.77 million TEUs, DP World NSICT - 0.64 million TEUs , JNPCT - 0.56 million TEUs and BMCT handled 0.81 million TEUs. Overall traffic handled in the CY 2020 was 62.32 million tonnes including Liquid and other cargo.

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