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Cargo traffic at major ports up 3.64% during Apr, Dec to 499 MT

Cargo traffic at major ports up 3.64% during Apr, Dec to 499 MT

NEW DELHI: The country’s 12 major ports recorded a 3.64 per cent growth in cargo traffic during April-December 2017 at 499.41 million tonnes (MT), as per official data.

Eight major ports — Kolkata (including Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Kandla — registered positive growth in traffic during the period.

“The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.64 per cent and together handled 499.41 million tonnes of cargo.During April to December 2017, Kandla Port handled the highest volume of traffic at 81.12 MT, followed by Paradip (74.40 MT), JNPT (48.89 MT), Mumbai (47.53 MT), and Visakhapatnam (46.56 MT). Together, these five ports handled around 60 per cent of the major port traffic.