969,458 TEUs in 2013-14 and 1.16 million TEUs in 2014-15 (an exception to the declining trend).
The volume reduction became more pronounced with the opening of NSIGT in 2015.
In 2015-16, NSICT handled 999,693 TEUs and in 2016-17, it dipped to 728,560 TEUs.
The most contentious aspect of the 2005 norms is the treatment of surplus earned by the operator by handling more than the projected volume of containers estimated while working out the rates for a three-year period.
Accordingly, 50 per cent of the surplus earned is allowed to be retained by the operator while the balance is passed on to the users in the form of reduced rates.
The surplus calculation method was partly modified by the ministry in 2015.
As a result, the terminal operator will be allowed to retain up to 20 per cent of the surplus as well as half of the surplus in excess of 20 per cent. The balance half of the surplus will be passed on to the