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JNPT’s cargo output improves marginally in FY15

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Mumbai: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), country’s largest container port, has reported a marginal increase in its cargo handling for the fiscal 2014-15 at 63.80 million tonnes.

The port, which is located off the Mumbai harbour, had handled 62.33 million tonnes of cargo, including containers and liquid cargo, in the previous fiscal.

In the core container segment, it reported 7.33 per cent growth in traffic handled at 4.467 million standard units (TEUs), which is the highest ever single year handling, JNPT said in a statement here.

Besides, the port’s share in the overall container traffic handled in the country stood at 56.13 per cent.

It has three terminals at present, among which the one operated by APM Terminals witnessed the highest traffic with a 45.06 per cent share, followed by its own JNPCT at 28.97 per cent, while the one by NSICT had a share of 25.97 per cent.

Of the total cargo handled by the port, share of containerised cargo was 56.93 million tonnes or 89.24 per cent, liquid cargo was 6.19 million tonnes or 9.70 per cent while the remaining 0.68 million tonnes or 1.06 per cent was miscellaneous cargo in the form of dry bulk and break bulk, it added.

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