handled at state-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) dipped 7.04 per cent
to 4.676 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in FY21 from 5.031 million
TEUs a year earlier. This indicates India’s biggest state-run container gateway
was hit by a combination of the pandemic induced demand destruction and
diversion of cargo to the private rival Mundra port in Gujarat.
This is the first time in three years that JNPT handled less than 5
JNPT has five
container terminals, of private entities run four, while the port trust itself
runs the fifth.
Of the 4.676
million TEUs handled in FY21, Gateway Terminals India Pvt Ltd (GTIPL), the
facility run by a joint venture between A P M Terminals Management B V and
Container Corporation of India Ltd (Concor), emerged the top terminal yet again
by handling 1.668 million TEUs, a drop of 15.94 per cent from the 1.985 million
TEUs in FY20, according to JNPT.
Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCT), the facility run by Singapore’s PSA
International Pte Ltd, handled 9,33,154 TEUs from 8,08,873 TEUs last year
clocking a growth of 15.36 per cent.
container terminal run by the government-owned port authority, registered the
biggest dip in volumes of 24.32 per cent to 5,44,027 TEUs from 7,18,863 TEUs in
International Container Terminal Pvt Ltd (NSICT), the Dubai government-owned D
P World’s first facility at JNPT and operating since 2000, handled 7,50,978
TEUs from 5,31,354 TEUs last year, posting a growth of 41.33 per cent, the
biggest among the five terminals.
(India) Gateway Terminal Pvt Ltd (NSIGT), also run by D P World, handled
7,79,769 TEUs from 9,86,624 TEUs in FY20, a drop of 20.97 per cent.
The total cargo (including
containers) handled by JNPT during FY21 declined 5.32 per cent to 64.809
million tons (mt) from 68.4449 (mt) last year.