Poised on the verge of further growth due to introduction of new services Visakha Container Terminal (VCT), continues to keep its flag flying high further consolidating its position as a preferred gateway for its own origin/destination cargo and also as a transshipment hub.
2019 was an eventful year at VCT where one witnessed an increase of 13% in total volume throughput of 494,390 TEUs at the terminal with a record volume of 46,065 TEUs handled during the month of July 2019. Our CFS also touched a record of 3,710 TEUs during the same month. The average throughput per call also increased from 1,450 TEUs/ call in 2018 to 1,620 TEUs/call in 2019. The reefer volumes grew by 15% during this period.
The terminal achieved the highest ship moves/hour of 108.7 moves during April 2019 and the highest berth moves/hour of 101.6 moves on M.V. Sydney Trader of CHX service during December 2019. Similarly, on M.V. Neyyar of CCG service in November we achieved 3,457 TEUs as the highest throughput/call.
VCT has now firmly established itself as a gateway port to Nepal with an average of 40 rakes per month. In September 2019, we had a record volume of 3,819 TEUs to Nepal with 46 rakes which is the highest for a month since the service commenced in 2017. Likewise VCT handled highest number of rail bound containers in the month of December : 47 rakes, 6,830 TEUs.
VCT as a part of the Sampoorna Swachata campaign has provided machinery that can manufacture sanitary napkins made of ecofriendly cellulose in lieu of plastic to school going girls. Keeping in mind employee fitness both intellectual and physical, all employees have participated in health seminars and also attend the Fitness center set up for the purpose in addition to various personality, leadership and communication skill enhancement programs that have been introduced. Conversion of all terminal lights to LED fittings on high masts to have 50% savings on energy consumption in lighting, improved Lux levels and reduced maintenance requirement. Oil consumption was reduced by about 30% with reuse of recycled gear oil after filtration.
Yet another milestone was breached in November 2019 with the commencement of the first service to/from Europe to VCT – the IEX service of Hapag Lloyd, Cosco, OOCL, ONE and YML with 5,551 to 6,921 TEUs ship size will now call on a weekly basis and this is in addition to its expanding foot print in the ECI – SEA / AG sectors. VCT also had its first Ro-Ro caller for the Indian Navy in September 2019.
International Container Terminal
Having posted record growth in 2018 over 2017, Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) was able to have another robust year of growth in 2019 while showing significant improvement in operational efficiency while tackling the challenges posed by congestion outside the gates of the terminal, limited equipment and tidal restriction and yet turning around vessels with quick dispatch.
From a volume growth perspective KICT has had a significant growth in terms of overall volume in 2019 as compared to 2018. In the year 2018 the terminal achieved a throughput of 207,619 TEUs which was a 176% growth over the volumes of 2017, while in the year 2019 the terminal achieved 410,924 TEUs clocking a healthy growth of 98%. In a remarkable achievement, nearly 75% of the Coastal volume from Morbi, Rajkot, Ahmedabad belt now moves via Kandla which is a major shift in customers’ choice of terminal. On an average, nearly 30,000 TEUs per month of coastal cargo is handled at Kandla.
Operationally the terminal has been striving towards excellence within its limited means of yard and equipment. Even with its current equipment of 4 RMQCs, 4 RTGCs and 6 Reach stackers, the terminal confidently handled 51,482 TEUs in the month of December 2019. KICT Engineering has been able to handle 73% of the vessels this year with nil or less than 15 minutes of delay and achieved indigenization on various OEM spares resulting in cost savings. These achievements can be accredited to the committed man-force of the terminal and their persistent and sustained efforts.
In 2019, the terminal signed up with Concor for a committed weekly rail service from KICT to all Concor operated Inland Container Depot (ICDs) in addition to International Cargo Terminals and Rail Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (ICTRIPLs) trains which connect to DICT, Kanech and other ICDs in National Capital Region (NCR) and Punjab via our hubs.
The HR and administration department of the terminal has been continuously coming up with innovative workforce engagement and lifestyle improvement activities like birthday celebrations, employee recognition programme, inviting health and wellness experts on a regular basis to keep up the morale. Kandla International Container Terminal as a responsible business entity takes utmost care in ensuring Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental standards, recognizing this the terminal was awarded the “Safety Initiative Award” at Seatrade Maritime Awards held in Hong Kong.
International Cargo Terminal
The newest terminal of International Cargo Terminals (ICT / J M BAXI GROUP) Paradip International Cargo Terminal (PICT) is slowly but steadily gaining prominence and relevance on the East Coast of India. Some of the key facets of PICT in 2019 are as follows :
2,476,922 MT of Bulk / Break bulk cargo handled in 2019. Of this the highest quantity of cargo handled in a month was 304,044.434 tonnes in the month of August 2019. On the container front 11,182 TEUs were handled in 2019 with the highest number of containers handled in a month being 1,853 TEUs in December 2019. As a steady volume, PICT has secured breakbulk volume from SAIL and Jindal’s coastal traffic which is also handled at PICT. The terminal saw 140 vessel calls during the year despite adverse weather conditions. In addition to Steel, Pig Iron and Fertilizer, the terminal has successfully developed volumes of Limestone, Pig Iron granules and project cargoes.
The load rate for pig iron was 9,968 MT per day surpassing our previous record of 9,752 MT while the load rate for Steel billets achieved was 7,630.296 MT per day and the discharge rate of Limestone 11,679 MT per day was achieved. Another significant milestone was done when a 203.520 MT single piece project cargo successfully discharged from M. V. Josef on 16 December, 2019.
Total Number of rakes handled during the period – 682 rakes and the total Cargo through rake handled is 1,998,976.02 MT. Month of December 2019 witnessed the highest number of rakes i.e. 86 rakes in a single month. The First Export containerized shipment of Indian Oil Corporation on ONE Line services has been flagged off through PICT in December 2019.
As a responsible citizen, PICT craved a niche in executing a plethora of CSR activities at Paradip. PICT is engaged in various social initiatives through its interventions in the area of Social Welfare, Education, Infrastructure, Healthcare – a few examples are Development and maintenance of the Ambedkar park, Donating an ambulance to Paradip Port Trust hospital, Financial aid for differently abled children foundation called “Jagruty”, participation in rescue, relief and aid supply during cyclones that have been regular vistors to Paradip among many other similar initiatives.
International Cargo Terminal
Handling a volume of 12000+ TEUs on an average per month and with a market share of 13% in the NCR region, DICT is the numero uno private Inland Container Depot in the NCR. With daily rakes to Mundra and option to call Kandla on those and with 4 rakes a week to Pipavav, DICT looks at further consolidating its position in the coming year.
While marking the average as above, DICT in August 2019, achieved a record volume of 13,674 TEUs.
DICT handled the highest no. of rakes i.e. 72 in the month of August 2019 with an average turnaround time of 15:19 (hh:mm) and also achieved the minimum rake handling time of 15 mins at the terminal before handing over the same to Indian Railways for examination. The terminal also maintained an average turnaround time of 01:30 (hh:mm) for trailers throughout the year.
The team has kept volume increase driven by increased connectivity as its mantra. The latest among these initiatives are – Daily Panipat Express – A fixed time export rail service for cargo bound to Panipat bound with which customers are happy considering cargo arrival time within 50-52 hrs average after departure from DICT.
Block train movement - Fixed day Train Service for shipping lines (like CMA-CGM, ONE line, Maersk line) to provide time bound evacuation for both export and import cargo.
The terminal focused attention on having regular interaction with customers at all levels to relate to their requirements better. In order to do its bit for the environment, some trailers have their engines modified from diesel to CNG. Another initiative has been to perform rainwater harvesting to improve ground water levels. Usage of solar panels, regular health camps for employees, exposure to safety training etc. have also been undertaken.
International Container Terminal
Haldia International container Terminal (HICT) completed another successful year of operation while strengthening its presence in the east coast. HICT, in close cooperation with Haldia Dock complex created eco system desired by marine products exporters with investment in new reefer plug points. Several container trade benefit promotional measures were put in place resulting into logistic cost optimization and hassle-free support services. Haldia Dock complex (KoPT) felicitated HICT for providing modern and efficient integrated container handling facilities and achieving the highest ever volume in container traffic at Haldia Dock Complex. In line with continual process improvement in a cost-effective manner, HICT migrated to a new Terminal Operating System viz., Infyz with features like EDI support, Analytical Reports, Easy data migration and customization, Mobile Gateway and browser-based application.
In FY 2018-19, HICT witnessed an increase of 14% in total volume throughput at the terminal with respect to FY 2017-18. July 2019, a volume of 16,968 TEUs were handled which was the second highest throughput.
The terminal successfully handled 1000 vessels in January 2019 since inception. Ship productivity of 60 moves per hour (MPH) and highest gate movement of 769 TEUs in a day were recorded. Highest quay side exchange of 433 TEUs in an 8 hrs shift were achieved.
The year saw commencement of Inland waterways services thus providing a fillip to north and northeast region by opening an alternate route. Rake operation too commenced between Haldia and ICD Balasore thereby providing alternate mode of transport to the hinterland.
The only Government sub-divisional hospital in Haldia was lacking with proper medical facility for local people. HICT has made financial contribution for modification of the emergency ward of the hospital. HICT also promoted local football tournament with an objective for providing platform to local sportsman to showcase their talent. While workplace safety has become a critical component to worker well-being, at the same time integrating worker wellness into a company’s core values is becoming just as essential. The link to a healthy workforce and a safe workplace is too hard to ignore with economic factors (workers’ compensation, turnover rate), work environment (incident rate, hazard recognition) and social factors (prevalence of health conditions and risk) directly affecting safety and productivity. HICT endeavored through upgraded process by internal and external trainings / workshops for wellness, skills and behavior of the employees and health check-ups.
Several environment friendly initiatives were taken towards reduction of carbon footprint. Shore power supply was installed which obviated the diesel consumption during maintenance of Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) Cranes. The traditional 1000W halogen lamps on Quay Cranes were replaced with energy efficient 350W LED light helping in reduction of electricity consumption.
International Cargo Terminal
The New Rozi Port, has 400 meters of quay length. Out of this, 100 meter length with suitable back-up area is leased to M/s. J. M. Baxi & Co. by the Gujarat Maritime Board for 25 years. The terminal has handled 17.17 million MT since inception.
Over the years, the volume at Rozi terminal has grown – In FY 2019-20 the volume handled was 578,226 MT. In FY 2020-21, it is expected that the volume will surpass this with ease as till 31st December 2019, we have hit 498,836.07 MT.
On an average, the terminal handles 160 rakes per year for destinations in North India, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat in addition to the road movement.
Donation to the Jamnagar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI) under “Sujalam Safalam Jal Sanchay Yojna” for increasing the bund height of the ‘Kabir Lehar Lake” near Naghedi / Villege Lakha Baval, Jamnagar to increase the water storage capacity of rain water for the benefit of the people of nearby village without taking Government grant and under the leadership of JCCI, other associated industrial associations, Co-Operative Banks and other social organisations.
Swiss Singapore – As charterers agents for Urea Vessels
Mosaic India – As cargo handling agents for DAP and Fertilizer cargo.
International Cargo Terminal
Mumbai International Cargo Terminal (MICT) is the first CFS facility in J M BAXI GROUP’s Portfolio and it takes utmost care in ensuring Quality, Health, Environment & Safety Standards with recognition from ISO operating standards, AEO, C - TPAT compliances.
MICT, with optimum capacity of 90,000 TEUs. We have been consistently handling approximately 7,200 plus TEUs every month.
Volumes handled in 2018 vs 2019 Captive volumes consisting of Enblock from panel MLOs and our contracted corporate clients.
Amongst the top 10 CFSs from 32 CFSs in Nhava Sheva.
Quick turnaround of all Exim container within free days at the terminal is our forte.
- Highest Reefers Handled in day with maximum plug points – 128 containers in December 2019
- Highest Import Gate-in in a day – 515 TEUs in February 2019
- Highest Delivery in a day – 479 TEUs in April 2019
- Highest Export Handled in a Day – 86 TEUs in April 2019
Connectivity - Situated 14 km away from JNPT port
We as an organisation believe in giving back to society through our various CSR initiatives majorly in the field of education (including distribution of educational materials to school kids) and sports for underprivileged children.
- MICT regularly contributes to an educational institution in URAN, which is located near the CFS. The institution imparts education to underprivileged children in the vicinity of Uran Village - Dist Raigad, Maharashtra.
- We have a corporate tie up with a NGO OSCAR Foundation which imparts football training to underprivileged youth and in turn empowering them.
We are constantly working towards reducing our carbon footprint by creating infrastructure to support the same namely
- Hazardous leakage containment cell.
- Unclaimed cargo destruction through biodegradation process.
- Installation of solar panels on the admin building of our CFS.
Despite Nhava Sheva’s volatile trade environment and Direct Port Delivery (DPD) policy dampening the overall volumes with Main-Line Operators (MLOs) we have been performing at 100% of our capacity.
We are now in contract with large corporates to complement our MLO volumes and constantly striving to add more MLOs to our panel.