The country’s premier container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handled 380,384 TEUs in September 2020 which is 95 per cent of cargo handled in September 2019 (400,365 TEUs). There has been increase of 7.8 per cent in throughput as compared to August 2020 (352,735 TEUs), this steady surge in cargo handling month on month indicates early signs of recovery which is very significant during the ongoing pandemic that has affected businesses across India.
JNPT handled 1,925,302 TEUs (1.92 million TEUs) and 797 vessels during the half year ending September 30, 2020, as against 2,572,810 TEUs (2.57 million TEUs) handled in the same period during the previous year. The overall traffic handled in current financial year (April-Sept) was 26.93 million tonnes as compared to 34.41 million tonnes handled in the same period during previous year.
At the liquid Cargo Terminal, JNPT has been handling essential commodities like LPG, high speed diesel, Motorspirit and Edible oil which is further supplied to the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.
In September 2020, JNPT handled discharge of 92,786 MT of LPG in six vessels, by giving priority and timely berthing to the LPG vessels for fulfillment of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna. Total LPG handled in the current financial year till September is 4,59,283 MT as compared to 4,19,562 MT handled in previous year which is an increase of 9.5 per cent.