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Murmagao Port registers cargo handling by 46 pc

Friday, 08 July 2016 | 20:00

The Murmagao Port has registered a growth of 46 per cent by handling a total traffic of 16.99 lakh tonnes during the June, as against 11.63 lakh tonnes handled in June, 2015. Traffic handled from April 2016 to June, 2016 by the port was 84.62 lakh tonnes as compared to 41.39 lakh tonnes handled during the corresponding period last year, which is a growth of 104 per cent.

The growth was fuelled by a significant surge in iron ore exports and coal imports during the first quarter. Meanwhile, the container traffic increased by 31 per cent and general cargo by eight per cent. According to official statement, the Ministry of Shipping has initiated several measures to improve the performance of the ports which include mechanization of the terminals, improving the TAT (turn-around time), quick evacuation of cargo, expansion of infrastructure and skill development of employees.

The slew of measures taken by the Ministry of Shipping to improve performance of ports has started to yield positive results. Meanwhile, the Kandla Port has achieved the 6 per cent growth in traffic during the first quarter of financial year 2016-17, as compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. A total of 26.03 MMT of cargo has been handled from April 2016 to June 2016, as compared to 24.62 MMT handled during the corresponding quarter of last year.

The dry cargo at Kandla has increased to 90.45 lakh MTs, as compared to 88.69 lakh MT during the same period last year. Liquid cargo during the same period has also increased to 31.55 lakh MT from 25.82 lakh MTs. The Crude and POL traffic at Vadinar has increased to 138.30 lakh MT from 131.65 lakh MT. UNI RBE SW AE 1657
Source: WebIndia

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