JNPT sees over 5% growth in container traffic

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New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India’s largest container port JNPT registered a growth of 5.11 per cent in container traffic in the first quarter of 2017-18, a statement said on Tuesday.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handled 1.20 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit – a measure used for capacity in container transportation) in April-June quarter compared to 1.14 million TEUs in the corresponding quarter of the last financial year, said a Shipping Ministry statement.

“The port also registered a 2.8 per cent growth in the total volume of cargo handled in the first quarter.

“A total volume of 16.35 million tonnes of cargo was handled as compared to 15.90 million tonnes in the corresponding period of the previous year,” it said.



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