JNPT attains new high of 8.5 MT in bulk cargo handling

Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) registered an all-time high in bulk cargo throughput, touching 8.5 million tonnes (MT) in 2018-19. This was a 5.58 per cent increase over 2017-18. JNPT’s overall throughput was over 70 MT in the just-concluded fiscal, inclusive of bulk and liquid. Meanwhile, in its core competency, the port ended FY2018-19 on a high note by handling 5.13 million TEUs, which also included 4.71 lakh TEUs in March 2019, the highest in a month. It had handled 4.83 million TEUs in 2017-18.

As part of its effort to automate procedures and digitalise processes, JNPT has also discontinued manual Form 13 and Form 11, and now has e-versions. It also has RFID-enabled gate automation systems in order to provide faster and efficient entry and exit for container trucks. The port plans to further enhance efficiency with the addition of three mobile scanners and a drive-through scanner equipped with the latest technology.