India’s leading gateway, Jawaharlal Port Trust (JNPT), has got off to a good start in the 2017-18 financial year. The port handled a total of 1.2 million teu in the first quarter of the year, a rise of 5.11%.
All of the main container terminals at JNPT achieved increased container traffic levels in this period. The JN Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) handled 401,000 teu, up from 399,000 teu, a rise of 0.5%. APM Terminals handled 499,000 teu, a jump of 14.5%, while the DP World Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT) facility handled 134,000 teu, compared to 117,000 teu in the same period of last year, also up by over 14%.
Overall, the port registered a 2.8% increase in the total volume of cargo handled in the first quarter of the current financial year. The 16.35 million tonnes throughput compared to 15.90 million tonnes in the corresponding period of the previous year.