During the last financial year ending March 31st 2021, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) registered a throughput of over 4.7 million TEU in container traffic compared to 5.03 million TEU during the previous financial year. The 6.6 per cent dip in container traffic was due to disruption caused by the pandemic and is considered something of an achievement in the circumstances.
However, volumes are picking up strongly again. Indeed, in March 2021 the port handled 527,792 TEU, the highest container volume recorded in a single month since the port’s inception.
JNPT has five container terminals. During the 2020/2021 financial year APM Terminals Mumbai (GTI) handled 1.66 million TEU; DP World NSIGT 0.78 million TEU; DP World NSICT 0.75 million TEU; and the port authority-owned JNPCT 0.54 million TEU. The newly developed BMCT, part of the PSA International group, performed well, achieving a throughput of 0.93 million TEU during the 12 month period. NSICT and BMCT were the fastest growing terminals with increases of 41.33 per cent and 15.36 per cent respectively in comparison with FY 2019- 20.