JNPT to increase share of DPD to 70 per cent

JNPT is looking to double participation in DPD programme and has devised a plan to scale up the share of its DPD traffic to 70 per cent in the next fiscal year. Currently around 6 per cent or 7600 teu out of more than 120,000 teu imports handled by trucks are in the DPD programme. Average dwell time for containers moved by trucks has been reduced to 2.4 days from 2.6 days and the average dwell time for railed containers has shrunk from 5.2 days to 3.7 days. JNPT has limitation to achieve higher percentages of DPD due to constraints in yard area for segregation into large heaps for each client.