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Indian ports’ cargo traffic up by 1.78 pc to 57 MT in April

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 | 20:00

India’s 12 major ports saw cargo traffic increase by 1.78 percent to 56.81 million tonnes (MT) in April 2018.

These top ports under the Centre had handled 55.81 MT cargo in April 2017, as per the Indian Ports Association.

Fertilizer traffic volumes were up 60.66 percent to 0.58 MT during the month as against 0.36 MT in April 2017 while thermal coal volumes surged by 24.34 percent to 9.69 MT.

Iron ore cargo declined by 24.34 percent to 9.69 MT during the period.

India has 12 major ports: Kandla, Mumbai, JNPT, Marmugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Ennore, V O Chidambarnar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata (including Haldia) which handle approximately 61 per cent of the country’s total cargo traffic.
Source: PTI

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