APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India (GTI) has outperformed competitor Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) by
winning new service calls. However, the opening of a PSA International
terminal at India's busiest container gateway threatens to take business
away from both terminals at the port.
A new weekly intra-Asia service jointly operated by Cosco Shipping Lines and Wan Hai Lines,
branded China-India Service VI (CI6), will make its maiden sailing from
Shanghai, China on January 24 and then start making its way towards
GTI, reported IHS Media.
port rotation for CI6 is: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Nansha, Singapore,
Nhava Sheva (JNPT), Pipavav, Penang, and back to Shanghai. The service
will deploy five 4,250 TEU vessels, with Cosco contributing four and Wan
service addition brings GTI's total number of weekly sailings to 14.
However, local trade sources told JOC.com that with PSA's entry, there
could be service profile changes at JNPT in the coming months. GTI
officials declined to comment on that possibility.
industry source told JOC.com that a nine-vessel consortium led by
Hapag-Lloyd that currently uses the port-owned Jawaharlal Nehru
Container Terminal (JNCT), is likely to switch to PSA's Bharat Mumbai
Container Terminal upon full-fledged operations.
currently accounts for 40 per cent of JNPT's total throughput, after
handling 1.5 million TEU between April and December 2017, a 12.5 per
cent year-on-year gain, out of 3.6 million TEU shipped through the port.
the private operator represented half of JNPT's overall direct port
delivery handling in December, processing 23,372 TEU out of 52,013 TEU
speedy discharges through the port, statistics show.
is a joint venture between APM Terminals Group and domestic rail
operator Container Corporation of India (Concor). The terminal has an
annual handling capacity of 2.3 million TEU.