The Port of Jawaharlal Nehru’s container throughput slipped 1 percent year-over-year in fiscal year 2012-13, which ended March 31, 2013.
Volume through the three container terminals reached 4.26 million 20-foot-equivalent units, down from a record 4.32 million TEUs in fiscal 2011-12, port officials said.
APM Terminals Mumbai, Nehru’s largest box facility, handled 2 million TEUs, compared with 1.89 million TEUs a year earlier.
Traffic via DP World’s Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal was estimated at 1.21 million TEUs, a slight decrease from 1.4 million TEUs the year before.
The volume of containers moved by state-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Container Terminal was flat at 1.05 million TEUs.
The Nehru authority recently indicated plans to invest an estimated Rs. 1,000 crore (about $185 million) to develop dedicated rail, road and other infrastructure facilities with a view to attracting more private investors after a consortium led by PSA International pulled a $1.5 billion bid to build and operate a fourth container terminal at the port. A new global tender for the planned facility, which has now been split into two terminals, is expected to be issued shortly.