Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal
CONTAINER TERMINAL OF THE YEAR (ABOVE 600,000 TEUS)
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) gains from its strategic location at JN Port, Nhava Sheva. JNPCT over the years has taken series of measures for improving productivity parameters leading to record achievements. Notably, JNPCT was the only terminal at JN Port to register positive growth in FY2016-17, even though it is struggling with capacity crunch. Its proactive strategies to ease congestion, smooth delivery of containers and revamping infrastructure to support trade amidst adverse conditions along with performance and operational growth influenced the jury to recognize JNPCT as “Container Terminal of the Year” for the above 0.6 million teus category and bestowed with The Gateway Awards 2017.
JNPCT is the lone terminal which is owned and operated by the JN Port Trust. The terminal has also taken a series of initiatives such as the commencement of inter-terminal movements, which facilitated lateral movements of container trucks to decongest the terminal. Inter-terminal movement of trailers avoided a transit of 7.5 km
(L to R) Capt Vivek S Anand, President,
MANSA; Neeraj Bansal,
Deputy Chairman, JNPT; Capt Dinesh Gautama, President, Navkar Corporation Limited; Capt Rahul Choudhuri, MD,AMEA,VERITAS Petroleum Services
on the Port roads. It is estimated that there is an 8 per cent reduction in movement on Port roads and a gain of `125 crore to the trade due to savings in fuel in one year alone. The terminal’s average berth productivity has increased by 4.74 per cent from 64.98 moves per hour in FY2015- 16 to 68.06 moves per hour in FY2016-17. The terminal has handled 1,533,975 teu in FY2016-17 surpassing previous year’s volume of 1,401,290 teu and registered 7.33 per cent Y-O-Y growth in terms of teus and 1.78 per cent in terms of tonnage. JNPCT handled 401,305 teus in the 1st quarter of FY2017-18, as compared to 399,306 teus during the corresponding quarter of previous year registering a growth of 0.5 per cent.