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Indian port seeks container stacking solution

Indian port seeks container stacking solution

MUMBAI: India’s largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port is on the hunt for a planning solution to handle stacks of containers for new Direct Port Delivery (DPD) clients, according to local media.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port was intended to operate under the container freight station (CFS) model, enabling holding of containers in stacks before customs clearance.

Moving to a more DPD-oriented model would allow container movement for those clients with advance customs clearance.

Currently Jawaharlal Nehru Port stacks containers in its yard for its 1073 clients.

Deputy Chairman for Jawaharlal Nehru Port Neeraj Bansal, said: “For us the problem to solve is how 1,000 clients can be catered by reducing the heaps of containers. I have to aggregate certain DPD clients. Otherwise, containers will spread horizontally.

“The spurt in list of clients who could access DPD facility happened January 2017 onwards, when JN Port Trust started reducing the ceiling of minimum containers to be handled at JN Port terminals.”