JNPT launches Inter Terminal Route to improve trade

JNPT launches inter container terminal route

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the largest port in India, has launched the Inter Terminal Route connecting BMCT Terminal with other areas of its operations.

In a statement, the JNPT said the newly inaugurated route will reduce the container movements distance between the BMCT and other terminals from the current 5km to 2.5 km in one direction.

This route will be used exclusively for the movement of transhipment and inter terminal rail handling operation containers between the BMCT and other terminals, offering “a smooth and continuous flow”.

Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT said, “The inauguration of Internal Terminal Route will help in smoothening the overall trade cycle and further enhance our efficiency.

“It will further streamline the movement of rail containers between BMCT with all the other four Container Terminals at the port.

“JNPT has also taken various other initiatives under ‘Ease of Doing Business’ that has helped save significant amount of time and cost for the EXIM community.”

The JNPT aims to maximize train placement, track productivity, efficiency, cost effective handling, reduce dwell time of import containers, connecting export ICD boxes to respective terminals in time and increase rail quotient at JNPT.

Trade will benefit, it said, as the new route would ensure “timely connection of export containers” arriving by trains in mixed condition to the vessel in any of the terminals and also enhance the train handling time at JNPT.

The new route is expected to increase the rail share and volume of transhipment containers in JNPT.

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