Container traffic moving through JNP Trust (JNPT) port in the six month period from April to September this year showed an increase of 2.15% compared with the first half of the 2018/19 financial year. This suggests a slowing down in the rate of growth in container activity overall at the main Indian container gateway.
The biggest increase in this period was seen at the BMCT container terminal, part of the PSA International group. This facility handled around 424,000 teu, 108% up on the 203,000 teu moved in the equivalent months of the year before. The APM Terminal facilities in JNPT handled the biggest volume of containers, over 1.02 million teu in this period, 2.2% less than in the first half of the previous year, while the two DP World operated terminals had a combined throughput of 728,00 teu, just 1% less. The biggest loser in the first half of the year was the terminal operated by the JNPT authority, where the 405,000 teu moved in April-September represented a drop of 27.25%.