Maritime Gateway - - Session Three -

The win­ner of this award could be any­body’s guess as it is none other than JNPT to han­dle the ma­jor chunk of In­dia’s con­tainer­ised trade. This In­dia’s busiest con­tainer han­dling port edged ahead of its com­pe­ti­tion to grab the award with its re­mark­able per­for­mance in­di­ca­tors which in­clude ca­pac­ity util­i­sa­tion of 90 per cent and av­er­age turn­around time of 1.30 days which boasts of the op­er­a­tional speed of the equip­ment at the quay. An­other fea­ture worth notic­ing is the av­er­age pre-berthing de­ten­tion time that stands at 2.88 hours, point­ing at the swift op­er­a­tions at all the ter­mi­nals of the port. The pro­duc­tiv­ity at this ma­jor port can be gauged by the av­er­age out­put per ship berth day that stands at an as­tound­ing 31,516 tonnes. Y-O-Y growth in av­er­age out­put per ship berth day is 1.5 per cent in FY 2017-18 over FY2016-17. The av­er­age crane pro­duc­tiv­ity of 23 moves per hour is a re­flec­tion of the state of the art equip­ment used at the port.

A ma­jor con­trib­u­tor to this tremen­dous up­beat in the per­for­mance of the port is the com­mis­sion­ing of the 4th con­tainer ter­mi­nal with three berths. On the equip­ment side, the 15 new E-RTGCS added at the port are elec­tri­cally pow­ered, cost eco­nom­i­cal with min­i­mal main­te­nance and en­vi­ron­ment friendly. They have 2-twin twenty con­tainer han­dling mech­a­nism with 50MT ca­pac­ity un­der spreader. This new ma­chin­ery has pro­vided the re­quired thrust to pro­pel the ef­fi­ciency of the port to new heights. The in­ter­modal lifts at the port in­creased 2 per­cent­age points in Au­gust 2018 to a record 16.8 per cent share, up from 14.7 per cent in July. A sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment of the port is the rise in rail move­ment of cargo and drop in road move­ment. In Au­gust 2018, im­port/ex­port move­ment of con­tain­ers by rail to­talled 69,978 teu, out of the 417,360 teu han­dled at the port dur­ing the month. The share of road cargo move­ment de­creased from 85 per cent in July to 82.5 per cent in Au­gust.

JNPT is well con­nected to the hin­ter­land via rail net­work through its 2 track con­nec­tiv­ity from Pan­vel. In­dian Rail­ways has com­menced work on Western Ded­i­cated Freight Cor­ri­dor from Delhi to JNPT.

(L to R) Neeraj Bansal, Chair­man i/c, JNPT;San­jay Ban­dopad­hyaya, Addl Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Ship­ping Govt of In­dia, Su­nil Kalra, MD, LIEB­HERR In­dia

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