Drayage Delays, Gate Closings Plague India’s Top Port Again

Logistics providers out of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust are again reporting long truck queues and frequent gate closings at terminals in India’s busiest public container gateway. Trade is facing massive traffic and port congestion on a regular basis at all three terminals i.e. NSICT (DP World Nhava Sheva), GTI (APM Terminals Mumbai) and JNCPT (the port-run facility) said one source. It is reported that it takes an average of 24 to 36 hours to move a trailer carrying export cargo through terminal gates because of the slowdowns and that drivers have been forced to wait up to 14 hours inside the terminals to pick up import units. In a notice to customers on Monday, APM Terminals’ Inland Services said roads leading to the terminals are heavily congested with long truck lines.