According to the Journal of Commerce, container volumes increased this year by 6.3 percent from May to September at India’s major ports over the same period last year, reports the Maritime Executive.
TEU volumes for Kolkata were up 17 percent; up by five percent at Tuticorin; Visakhapatnam volumes were up 132 percent; and DP World-operated Vallarpadam Terminal volumes were up 20.5 percent.
Statistics for the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in the western state of Maharashtra:
- Accounted for 2.26 million TEUs, representing more than 50 percent of India’s total containerized traffic
- Turnaround time for one ship was reduced to 2.01 days from 2.85 days
- Aims to handle 10 million TEUs by 2021, after a new terminal is commissioned.
Statistics for the DP World operated Mundra International Container Terminal in the western state of Gujarat:
- Achieved a rate of 49.5 moves per crane per hour while handling the Maersk Line vessel Seroja Lima
- The 8,520-TEUs Seroja Lima was unloaded, loaded and departed within a time frame of less than 10 hours
- Achieved a productivity rate of 180 moves per hour at the main berth having four twin-lift and 21-across quay cranes
Prime Minister Modi wants to develop ports that can shift freight onto vessels capable of carrying 18,000 TEUs.