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Container cargo handling at major ports down over 30% in Q1 amid Covid: IPA

In terms of tonnage, the container cargo declined 30.11 per cent to 26.34 million tonnes in the quarter

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India has 12 major ports -- Kandla, Mumbai, JNPT, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Kamarajar (Ennore), V O Chidambaranar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata (including Haldia) -- that handle about 61 per cent of the country's total cargo tra

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Container cargo handling at India's major ports tumbled by over 30 per cent during the April-June quarter of the current financial year, mainly because of the coronavirus pandemic, show data released by the Indian Ports' Association (IPA).
Container cargo in terms of TEUs (twenty foot equivalent unit) at India's 12 major ports dropped 32.28 per cent to 1.74 million in the the first quarter of the current fiscal, according to the latest data from the IPA.
In terms of tonnage, the container cargo declined 30.11 per cent to 26.34 million tonnes (MT) in the quarter.
These ports had handled containers to the tune

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First Published: Jul 20 2020 | 8:44 PM IST

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