NMPT exceeds handling 1-lakh TEUs of containers for FY 17-18


Team Udayavani, Feb 27, 2018, 4:47 PM IST

Mangaluru: New Mangalore Port has crossed  handling of  1 lakh TEUs of containers as on 26-2-2018 in  this current financial year which is a very significant milestone achievement towards the development of container traffic. During the current year 2017-18 (As on 26-2-2018) the Port has handled 1,00,666 TEUs(15,00,572 tonnes) of containerized cargo and further 13 vessels are scheduled to call during the remaining period of the current financial year 2017-18.

The increased handling of coffee, raw cashew, gherkins, machinery, polypropline granules,  chemicals, agri-products, coastal cargo,  etc. has contributed immensely in achieving a growth rate of 23% in terms of TEUs and 24% in terms of volume. The port is witnessing a steady growth in container traffic mainly due to  pro-active business promotion initiatives  made by the Port coupled with the infrastructure and capacity addition ie.,  expansion of container yards, container handling equipments like reach stackers, increased number of reefer plug points, concretization of roads, simplified documentation, RFID  system of admittance and ease of doing business initiatives,etc. 

These initiatives of the Port  has contributed  positive results in fostering the container movement to the port from the hinterland which is evident from the fact that from 9646 TEUs handled in 2005-06, has grown to 1 lakh plus  TEUs in 2017-18(till date).  The growth rate of 23% could be sustained on account of increase in frequency of calls by feeder line vessels  competitive ocean freight offered by Main Line Container Operators and  option of 3 transhipment ports that resulted in reduction in transit  time. These concerted efforts  made by Port associating MLOs, Feeder Line operators,  Logistic providers, and Customs has enabled  the port in attracting additional volumes of containers from the hinterland. The stabilization of frequency of schedules of the vessels and harmonious industrial relationship  has enabled in  establishing the reliability of services and  freight advantage over the neighbouring ports.

With the increasing trend in container traffic, the Container Corporation of India(CONCOR) has recently commenced their operation from  Inland Container Depot(ICD) Bangalore to NMPT where they have established the Rly siding and commissioned on 31-1-2018. This initiative will further boost the connectivity and transportation of container traffic through rail. Presently they have commenced their weekly train service from Bangalore to Mangalore and vise-versa.which  they propose to improve in due course.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Will investigate all scams of previous BJP term: DCM D K Shivakumar

Bill to prevent disqualification of political secretaries to CM tabled in Karnataka assembly

Dakshina Kannada: Holiday for Schools and PUCs on July 20

Heavy rain: Holiday declared for Schools and PUCs in Udupi for July 20

Ankola: LPG tanker swept by landslide safely emptied; Residents heave a sigh of relief

Nodal officers appointed in govt hospitals in Bengaluru for effective management of dengue cases

Rahul Gandhi ‘blackmailed’ voters with fake narrative: Athawale on BJP’s reverses in LS polls

Related Articles More

Will investigate all scams of previous BJP term: DCM D K Shivakumar

Bill to prevent disqualification of political secretaries to CM tabled in Karnataka assembly

Dakshina Kannada: Holiday for Schools and PUCs on July 20

Heavy rain: Holiday declared for Schools and PUCs in Udupi for July 20

Ankola: LPG tanker swept by landslide safely emptied; Residents heave a sigh of relief

MUST WATCH

Brahma Kumaris

Tapta Mudra Dharana

Banana Farming

Aghnashini River

Dr. Rajkumar


Latest Additions

Will investigate all scams of previous BJP term: DCM D K Shivakumar

Nadda terms Congress ‘parasite party’, says it weakens alliance partners

Bill to prevent disqualification of political secretaries to CM tabled in Karnataka assembly

Dakshina Kannada: Holiday for Schools and PUCs on July 20

Heavy rain: Holiday declared for Schools and PUCs in Udupi for July 20

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.