India’s leading trade gateway, JN Port Trust, saw a 11.24% rise in container traffic during October this year, handling over 423,000 teu compared to the previous month. The monthly throughput was also 5.1% higher than in October 2019, underlining the strength of the country’s economic recovery.
The biggest winner was Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), which handled around 64,000 teu, 77.78% more than in the same month of last year. There was also 11.82% uplift at BMCT, which handled 73,000 teu while JNP Container Terminal recorded a positive growth rate of 3.37% in handling just over 52,000 teu in the month. The APM Terminals Mumbai facility remains the biggest terminal in the port, and recorded a throughput of 153,548 teu, which was 7.5% down on the same month in 2019.
Intermodal rail traffic remains buoyant at JNPT to with the port handling a record 548 trains in October. This beat the previous high of 536 trains in May 2011. JNPT also reports record breaking volumes of LPG, at 1.07 million tonnes in October, while the April-October figure for the year to date is 14.27% higher than for the corresponding months of the past financial year.