JNPT handled 499 container trains in April, highest in any month

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JNPT handled 499 container trains in April, highest in any month

In April 2020, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) reported a throughput of 283,802 TEUs and increased its rail coefficient by handling 499 container trains, the highest ever in a month, to 22,39 per cent.

April 2020 import container volume is 80 percent of the imports handled in April 2019 and 63 percent of the cargo handled during April 2019 is overall throughput. JN Port handled a total of 167 vessels in April 2020 and the overall turnaround time on Port a/c improved to 33 hrs from 39 hrs last year.

Sanjay Sethi, IAS chief, JNPT said, “JNPT handled 499 container trains in the month of April, rendering it the maximum amount of container trains handled in a single month. This has contributed to an improvement in the rail coefficient by 16.04 percent over the previous FY monthly average to 22.39 percent during the month. This is attributable to the perseverance of our employees, and the concerted commitment and encouragement of all JN Port stakeholders in time. Our contribution to ensuring that exchange even during the lockout will not fall to a standstill and has culminated in JNPT achieving certain figures. The whole JNPT family must make every effort to continuously boost our operating performance and the quality of the port.

src: itln.in

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