India’s Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) in Mumbai saw cargo volumes surge to record levels during the 2011-12 fiscal year ending March 31st.
Nehru, India’s container port"" title="Read more port technology news on largest container port">largest container port, handled a record 4.32 million TEU, up 1.5 percent from the 4.27 million TEU handled in the previous year.
Traffic at the state-owned container terminal, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) , rose from 880,000 TEU to 1.03 million TEU.
“We are taking steps to develop additional capacity to cope with the projected growth in traffic volume,” said Nhava Sheva Chairman, L. Radhakrishnan.
Total cargo tonnage at the port was estimated to be around 65.75 million tonnes, according to port officials, with container volumes making up around 58.25 million tonnes of this total.