All terminals at Nhava Sheva (JN Port) are facing congestion, it has been reported. As per the concession agreement, GTI is carrying out repairs and replacement of gantry cranes, which have reduced capacity at the terminal. This is expected to continue until October/November. The number of services calling the terminal has reportedly come down.
The other terminals also face congestion resulting from increased volumes, reports said.
As a result of the congestion, move counts are limited and carriers will discharge import containers before loading exports. Cut and run, as well as roll-overs, are possible. Some carriers may discharge imports at alternate ports. Export gate-in times may be reduced and waiting times may increase due to road congestion. Additionally, a shortage of containers is possible as empty discharge from vessels will be limited, it was informed.
Import containers impacted.
Meanwhile, according to trade sources, buffer movement is not happening at the Centralized Parking Plaza which is leading to congestion in the movement of containers.
Import containers take 5-6 days to enter the various CFSs, further delaying the clearance of import consignments and increasing the transaction cost.
Due to the above issue, we are unable to get the berthing window at Nhava Sheva & thus vessels are
getting delayed & rotation is being changed as per the berthing availability Resulting in longer
We apologize for any inconvenience caused to you by this situation which is beyond our control.