JNPT registers throughput of 3,52,735 TEUs in container handling in August 2020

Overcoming the COVID-19 challenges, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handled 1,643,784 TEUs and 694 vessels in the lockdown period till August 31, 2020. After facing a drop of over 35 per cent in cargo handling in the initial lockdown period, slowly the decline has come down to 16.61 per cent in August as compared to August 2019 and the Port is trying to reach its pre Covid performance levels and the numbers reaffirms that JNPT will maintain this growth trajectory. JN Port registered a throughput of 3,52,735 TEUs in container handling in Aug 2020 as against 3,44,316 TEUs handled in July 2020. The overall traffic handled at JNPT during the month of August 2020 was 4.74 million tonnes as against 5.68 million tonnes in August 2019.
Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT said, “Ports are an important link in the logistic chain and JNPort has efficiently played this role during the last couple of months and after facing steep contraction, is now on the road to recovery. At JNPT, we have taken various steps to keep the Port Ecosystem functional and for smooth working of the Logistic Supply Chain during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, which has helped our cause. Also by converting JNPT Hospital as Dedicated Covid Health Care Centre, we are trying to do our best in helping the local community to come out of this crisis”.