Navayuga Container Terminal crosses 500,000 TEU milestone
Expanding terminal capacity from 1.2 million TEUs to 2 million TEUs by the end of 2019
Navayuga Container Terminal (NCT) reached an important milestone on March 27, 2019, by handling 500,000 TEU for the first time in a financial year 2018-19. The half-millionth TEU was handled on vessel MV SSL Kutch.
NCT witnessed volume growth of almost nine-fold increase in the five-year period starting from 58,577 TEUs in FY 2013-14.
Anil Yendluri, director & CEO, Krishnapatnam Port, 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, said, “Reaching this milestone would not have been possible without the strong partnerships forged with shipping lines wherein by working together we assured speed, transparency, and fluidity that our shippers have come to expect from NCT. We are expanding our terminal capacity from 1.2 million TEUs to 2 million TEUs by the end of 2019.”
FY 2018-19 marked several developments at Navayuga Container Terminal:
• 5 new e-RTGs commissioned
• Increase in yard capacity to 5000 ground slots
• Reefer points were increased to 200 numbers
• 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