Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s largest container port operator, has improved its performance in the first six months of the 2017 financial year after terminal operators DP World and APM Terminals both contributed towards a 6.26% growth in TEU.
According to stats released by India's government, JNPT handled a total of 2.4 million TEUs, with APM Terminals contributing 990,000 TEU — up 11.6% on its own individual figures, and DP World handling 625,000 TEU — an increase of 5.2% against its comparative period in 2016.
JNPT is undergoing many enhancements that will increase its cargo handling capability, such as PSA completing the first phase of the Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals project in 2018.
In addition, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), one of the container terminals directly managed by JNPT, has upgraded its terminal operating system to Navis N4 in order to streamline processes and help reduce costs, time and documents.
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The N4 implementation process will be managed by Cargotec Corporation, which will directly work with JNPCT to utilize Navis’ methodology and project management tools.
Cargotec will provide testing, configuration, report and field extensions, and go-live support services such as training courses so that the management and mid-management teams are up and running on N4 as quickly as possible.
JNPCT stated that it had increased its share “modestly” from 780,000 TEU in 2016 to 787,000 TEU in 2017 for the first six months of the fiscal year.
ICRA, an Indian independent investment information and credit rating agency, recently reported that container volumes at non-major Indian ports registered a combined compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% to 4.5 million TEU over the last five years against CAGR of 2% to 8.4 million TEU by major ports from 2012-2017.