India's largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has handled 63.80 million tonnes of total cargo during the financial year 2014-15 as against 62.33 million tonnes of cargo handled during the previous year.
Of the total, share of containerized cargo was 56.93 million tonnes (89.24%), liquid cargo 6.19 million tonnes (9.70%) and remaining 0.68 million tonnes (1.06%) was miscellaneous cargo in the form of dry bulk and break bulk.
In the core container segment, it reported 7.33 per cent growth in traffic handled at 4.467 million standard units (TEUs), which is the highest ever single year handling, JNPT, one of the 12 major ports run by the Government of India and located in the state of Maharashtra
, said in a statement.
Besides, the port’s share in the overall container traffic handled in the country stood at 56.13 per cent.
It has three terminals at present, among which the one operated by APM Terminals witnessed the highest traffic with a 45.06 per cent share, followed by its own JNPCT at 28.97 per cent, while the one by NSICT had a share of 25.97 per cent.
Neeraj Bansal, IRS, Chairman of JNPT, said that JNPT is on the verge of expanding its capacity and explained its road map and also challenges before Port to sustain growth and meet trade’s demand with better coordination among the stake holders.