Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) achieves 6.43 million TEU throughput

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority, Mumbai has achieved a historic feat by registering a maximum throughput of 6.43 million TEU in 2023-24.

Recently, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA), Mumbai, Maharashtra has achieved a historic feat by registering a maximum throughput of 6.43 million TEU in the financial year 2023-24.

Key Points

  • The port has continued its progress by crossing the 6.05 million TEU mark in the year 2022-23. In comparison, the same period last year saw record throughput, leading to a significant increase of 6.27 percent in total throughput.
  • A total of 85.82 million tonnes of traffic was handled at JNPA during the period April-2023 to March-2024, which is 2.33 per cent higher than the traffic of 83.86 million tonnes during the corresponding period of the previous financial year. This included 78.13 million tonnes of container traffic and 7.70 million tonnes of bulk cargo, as against 76.19 million tonnes of container traffic and 7.67 million tonnes of bulk cargo handled respectively in the same period last year.
  • As per container traffic, 2.03 million TEUs were handled at BMCT, 1.59 million TEUs at APMT, 1.13 million TEUs at NSICT, 1.11 million TEUs at NSIGT, 0.56 million TEUs at NSFT and 7,978 TEUs at NSDT.

About JNP Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA):

  • It is a major sea port located in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
  • At present, JNPA operates five container terminals – NSFT, NSICT, NSIGT, BMCT and APMT.
  • Established in the year 1989 and is located about 28 km from Mumbai.
  • Location: It is located near Nava Sheva in Navi Mumbai and is a complementary port to Mumbai Port.
  • Significance: JNPT is the busiest port for container cargo in India and accounts for about 25% of the country’s overall seaborne trade. It is one of the 30 busiest container ports in the world.
  • Infrastructure: It consists of 4 container terminals, a dedicated liquid cargo jetty and bulk cargo handling facility. Its total jetty length is approximately 4 km.
  • Connectivity: JNPT is connected by highways, railways and pipelines for easy access to the hinterland.
  • Major exports and imports: Containerized cargo, oil and petroleum products, chemicals, sugar, bulk dry bulk cargo, etc.
  • Redevelopment Plan: JNPT is preparing a comprehensive plan for redevelopment and expansion to handle future traffic growth.
  • Other Initiatives: It is the first port in India to introduce a deep environmental management system. E-sealed containers are also operated from here.
What is the throughput recorded by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA), Mumbai, Maharashtra in FY 2023-24?

6.43 million TEU

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