Navayuga Container Terminal crosses 500,000 TEUs

Navayuga Container Terminal (NCT) reached an important milestone by handling 500,000 TEUs for the first time in 2018-19. The half-millionth TEU was handled on vessel MV SSL Kutch. NCT witnessed stellar volume growth of almost nine-fold increase in the five-year period starting from a modest 58,577 TEUs in FY 2013-14.

Anil Yendluri, Director & CEO, Krishnapatnam Port, said, “NCT has taken giant strides in getting established as a transhipment hub on the East Coast of India and we are working towards making it the hub port in the Bay of Bengal.” Jithendra Nimmagadda, Chief Operating Officer, NCT, added, “We are further expanding our terminal capacity from 1.2 million TEUs to 2 million TEUs by the end of 2019 to be ahead of the demand.”