NAVI MUMBAI: Volumes at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) grew by 5.3% during the month of July 2017 compared to corresponding period last year.
The latest provisional port statistics collected by JOC.com showed JNPT handled 401,923 TEUs in July 2017 compared with 381,561 TEUs in July 2016.
By terminals, volumes during July were as follows: APMT Mumbai, at 153,114 TEUs, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal, at 134,689 TEUs. Throughput at DP World’s Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal was at 59,581 TEUs, whereas its second facility — Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal — handled 54,539 TEUs.
With gate automation throughout the port, truckers have been benefiting from shorter waits, and to build on that progress DP World Nhava Sheva earlier this year set up an optical character recognition (OCR) technology-based gate processing system, a first at Indian Ports.
In another productivity boosting effort, the port is also in the process of a major equipment upgrade for its own terminal with the deployment of 15 new electrically powered rubber-tire gantry cranes, of which six cranes have already arrived. The new units will bring the total number of RTGs at the State-owned terminal to 27, paving the way for speedier yard operations and quicker vessel turnarounds at the top port.