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Cargo traffic at Major Ports grow 2.41%

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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 today.

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

Commodity-wise share of POL (petroleum, 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.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 19:40 IST