Navayuga Container Terminal crosses 500,000 TEU milestone
Navayuga Container Terminal (NCT) has reached an important milestone by handling 500,000 TEU for the first time in the Financial Year 18-19. The half-millionth TEU was handled on vessel M.V. SSL Kutch. NCT witnessed stellar volume growth of almost 9-fold increase in the 5-year period starting from a modest 58,577 TEUs in FY 2013-14.
Commenting on the development, Anil Yendluri, Director & CEO, Krishnapatnam Port Co said, “NCT has taken giant strides in getting established as a Transshipment Hub on the East Coast of India and we are working towards making it the Hub port in the Bay of Bengal.”
Jithendra Nimmagadda, Chief Operating Officer, NCT commented “Reaching this milestone would not have been possible without the strong partnerships forged with Shipping Lines wherein by working together we assure the speed, transparency, and fluidity our Shippers have come to expect from NCT.” He further added, “We are further expanding our terminal capacity from 1.2 Million TEUs to 2 Million TEUs by the end of 2019 to be ahead of the demand.”
FY 2018-19 marked several developments at Navayuga Container Terminal:
- 5 new e-RTGs getting commissioned
- Increase in yard capacity to 5,000 ground slots
- Reefer points were increased to 200 nos
- Development of 30 acres of off-dock Stuffing & de-stuffing zone close to the container terminal
- Installation of a sophisticated drive through container scanner
- Permission to handle unshredded scrap imports
Commenting on this milestone, Vinita Venkatesh, Director NCT said “This milestone paves the way to achieve One million TEUs in the near future by providing customer-centric services”.
@EPC World Media