India’s 12 major ports witnessed a 4.83 per cent rise in cargo traffic at 461.21 million tonnes (MT) during April-November of the current fiscal, the government said Monday (Dec. 10).
These top ports had handled 439.96 MT cargo during the corresponding eight-month period of the last fiscal.
“The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 4.83 per cent and together handled 461.21 MT of cargo during the period April to November, 2018 as against 439.96 MT handled during the corresponding period of previous year,” Minsitry of Shipping said in a statement.
For the period from April-November 2018, nine ports Kolkata (including Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic, it said.
It added that Kamarajar Port growth was mainly due to increase in traffic of Container (19.8 per cent), Other Liquids(16.42 per cent), Thermal & Steam Coal (10.71 per cent) and POL (9.24 per cent) .
Source: The Hindu BusinessLine