JNPT handles 4.85 million tonnes traffic in July 2020 despite COVID-19 challenges

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust registered a throughput of 344,316 TEUs in container handling, which is 19% higher as compared to June 2020. The port handled total of 196 vessels and the overall traffic handled in July was 4.85 million tonnes (MT) which is an increase of 19 per cent as against 4.07 MT handled in June 2020.
Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT said, “JNPT will continue to extend support for the country’s economic growth and perform its duties to steadfast growth trajectory of the port sector. In July we have seen exports increasing and expect even the imports to get back to normal by the end of this month. There were few ups and downs but we have managed to keep the operations up and running. Also, JNPT is the first port where port-led economic development is evolving successfully and we are confident of attracting leading global companies for investing here at JNPT SEZ.“