Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) eclipsed its own record of handling TEUs while improving its productivity parameters, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
The port handled 14,29,936 TEUs till March 7, surpassing last year’s record of 14,29,277 TEUs registering 7.6% year-over-year growth in cargo throughput, according to Ministry of Shipment.
TEU is a unit to measure a ship's cargo carrying capacity. The size of one TEU equivalents to that of a standard 20′ shipping container - 20-ft-long, 8-ft-tall.
Deployment of adequate number of cranes according to the parcel or window size and identifying champions, are believed to be key factors on motivating individuals and the team in achieving the overall terminal target, it said.
It further said the move resulted in reduction of shift-change time increasing the crane productivity from the regular 16 moves per hour to 20 moves per hour. Efforts are on to further improve to 22 moves per hour for faster handling of containers.
In February, the berth productivity was 73.37 moves per hour recording 13% growth over last year’s average of 64.98 moves per hour.
JNPCT is one of the four terminals at JN Port which is directly managed by the Port authority.