Nhava Sheva 2008 volume up 7.4%
• Report: India year-end box volume down 30%
India’s biggest container port, the Jawaharlal Nehru-Nhava Sheva complex, saw volume rise 7.4 percent in 2008 to 4.2 million TEUs, according to the Dynaliners newsletter released Friday.
That growth comes as Indian ports as a whole saw container volume plummet 30 percent in the last three months of the year, compared to the same period in 2007.
Nhava Sheva, which comprises one state-run and two privately run terminals, handles about 60 percent of all containerized cargo moving to and from India.
In other India news, Dynaliners reported that Maersk Line is decreasing capacity on its Far East/India/Pakistan service, FM3, by 18 percent. The Danish carrier will use five 3,600-TEU vessels instead of 4,400-TEU vessels on the service.