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India: Cargo traffic at Major Ports grow 2.41%

Sunday, 10 June 2018 | 20:00

The top 12 major ports in the country recorded 2.41 per cent growth in cargo handling at 116.26 million tonne (MT) in the first two months of the current fiscal, the shipping ministry said.

It said the highest growth was registered by Kamarajar Port (11.69 per cent), followed by Kolkata (11.33 pc), Cochin (8.70 pc), Paradip (7.61 pc) and New Mangalore (6.66 pc).

Commodity-wise share of POL (petroleum, oil and lubricant) was the maximum at 29.54 per cent, followed by Container at 20.36 per cent and thermal & steam coal at 16.58 per cent.

The ministry said in a statement that Nine Ports – Kolkata (including Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic.
Source: PTI

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