The congestion issues that were being faced by the terminals at JN Port some time back have been resolved and the facilities are now fully operational and functioning as normal.
As reported earlier, one of the terminals, GTI, is carrying out repairs and replacement of gantry cranes as per the concession agreement, which has reduced its capacity and number of services. The replacement process is expected to continue until October/November, it is learnt.
This had necessitated a shift of some services to BMCT (PSA Mumbai), which contributed to the congestion. To tackle the issue, BMCT deployed extra manpower and equipment and also opened more gates in order to ensure smooth operations.
Overall, the gates, container yard, quayside and rail operations of the terminals are now continuing their function without any interruptions, and there are no major delays in vessel berthing and sailings. The delivery and evacuation of containers is also proceeding smoothly.
Mr Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Deputy Chairman, JNPA confirmed the easing of the congestion to Exim India and thanked all the port’s stakeholders, especially the terminals, for their support and cooperation.