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India's Major Ports See Container Boost, Analysis Shows

Container volumes at India's major ports increased by 6.32 percent over last year in the first half of this financial year through September, according to the Journal of Commerce. The 12 ports together handled 4.35 million TEUs in the first half, up from 4.09 million TEUs over the same time last year.

India's Major Ports See Container Boost, Analysis Shows

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust accounted for 2.26 million TEUs, representing more than 50 percent of India's total containerized traffic via major ports. Journal of Commerce statistics showed average turnaround time for a ship at the port was reduced to 2.01 days from 2.85 days in the same period last year. The port has ambitions to handle 10 million TEUs by 2021, after a new terminal is commissioned.

The DP World operated Mundra International Container Terminal, one of the most technically advanced container terminals along the Indian subcontinent, recently achieved a rate of 49.5 moves per crane per hour while handling the Maersk Line vessel Seroja Lima, the Journal of Commerce says. The terminal also achieved a productivity rate of 180 moves per hour at the main berth having four twin-lift and 21-across quay cranes. The 8,520-TEUs Seroja Lima was unloaded, loaded and departed within a time frame of less than 10 hours.

India's 7,500-km (4,700-mile) coastline juts into one of the world's main shipping routes, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he wants to capitalize on that proximity by developing ports that can shift freight onto vessels capable of carrying 18,000 TEUs.

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust accounted for 2.26 million TEUs, representing more than 50 percent of India's total containerized traffic via major ports. Journal of Commerce statistics showed average turnaround time for a ship at the port was reduced to 2.01 days from 2.85 days in the same period last year. The port has ambitions to handle 10 million TEUs by 2021, after a new terminal is commissioned.

The DP World operated Mundra International Container Terminal, one of the most technically advanced container terminals along the Indian subcontinent, recently achieved a rate of 49.5 moves per crane per hour while handling the Maersk Line vessel Seroja Lima, the Journal of Commerce says. The terminal also achieved a productivity rate of 180 moves per hour at the main berth having four twin-lift and 21-across quay cranes. The 8,520-TEUs Seroja Lima was unloaded, loaded and departed within a time frame of less than 10 hours.

India's 7,500-km (4,700-mile) coastline juts into one of the world's main shipping routes, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he wants to capitalize on that proximity by developing ports that can shift freight onto vessels capable of carrying 18,000 TEUs.

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India's Major Ports See Container Boost, Analysis Shows