JNPT commences holding yard operation
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