JNPT com­mences hold­ing yard op­er­a­tion

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Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has com­menced the hold­ing yard op­er­a­tions in a six-hectare land at JNPCT (Jawa­har­lal Nehru Port Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal) ap­proach roads to ease out con­ges­tion and stream­line the traf­fic to the ter­mi­nal. This hold­ing yard, which has been de­vel­oped within the cen­tralised park­ing plaza, will be utilised for park­ing Trac­tor Trail­ers (TT) await­ing the fi­nal doc­u­men­ta­tion. This has re­duced the con­ges­tion by 90 per cent at the port gate roads. 600 TTs can be ac­com­mo­dated in this hold­ing area at one time. EXIM traders are largely ben­e­fit­ting in sav­ing fuel, lo­gis­tics cost and im­proved truck turn­around time as well as num­ber of trips made by a TT in a day has also in­creased. The yard op­er­a­tion en­sures free move­ment at the JNPCT ap­proach roads which will help in bet­ter plan­ning of TT move­ments. Con­ces­sional park­ing rates have been of­fered at the yard is `60 and `70 for ev­ery eight hours stay for 20’ and 40’ con­tain­ers re­spec­tively.

V. O. Chi­dambara­nar Port, Tu­ti­corin has be­come the first In­dian port to pro­vide shore power fa­cil­ity to ves­sels at berth. Shore power or shore sup­ply fa­cil­ity pro­vides a plug and play power so­lu­tion to the ves­sels by elim­i­nat­ing the com­pul­sion of op­er­at­ing diesel gen­er­a­tors at the port. It helps in elim­i­nat­ing car­bon emis­sions, fa­cil­i­tat­ing the re­duc­tion of about six tonnes of emis­sions in a day and 1,500 tonnes in a year, five per cent of the to­tal CO2 emis­sions at the port. The In­dian grid de­liv­ers

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