JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust), the number one container port in India registered an improved performance for the calendar year of 2018 with a significant growth in both container and bulk cargo volumes in this calendar year. The total container traffic handled in the calendar year 2018 is 5.05 million TEUs, reflecting a7.24 % growth as compared to the previous year.In December 2018, JNPT handled 4.45 lakh TEUs, which is the highest container volume handled in a month, ever recorded. If we look at the current financial year (April’18 – December ’18) figures, the traffic handled so far is 3.81 million TEUs and with the last quarter of the financial year underway, JNPT is well on course to exceed the performance numbers of 2017-18. Other interesting performance numbers include the bulk cargo growth of 8.41% growth with 8.57 million tonnes compared to 7.90 million tonnes in the previous calendar year. The liquid cargo’s share rose to7.54 million tonnes in 2018 compared to 7.01 million tonne in 2017. Taking a closer look at the performance of the four terminals, JNPCT handled 11.79 Lakh TEUs, APM Terminal recorded20.77 Lakh TEUs, while DP World (NSICT and NSIGT) handled cumulative of 14.60 Lakh TEUs and BMCTPL handled 3.34 Lakh TEUs in the calendar year -2018.