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Major Ports cargo traffic up 3.46% during Apr-Nov to 440 MT

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The country's top 12 major ports have recorded a growth of 3.46 per cent in cargo traffic during April-November 2017 handling 439.66 million tonnes (MT) cargo, the said today.

"Major ports in have recorded a growth of 3.46 per cent and together handled 439.66 MT of cargo during the period April to November, 2017 as against 424.96 MT handled during the corresponding period of previous year," the Ministry of Shipping said in a statement.

The highest growth was registered by Cochin Port (17.93 per cent), followed by Paradip (13.13 per cent), (12.64 per cent), New Mangalore (7.07 per cent) and JNPT (5.69 per cent), the statement said.

It said Cochin Port growth was mainly due to increase in traffic of POL (petroluem, and lubricants) and Containers.

In Port, overall growth was 12.64 per cent. Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 4.33 per cent.

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.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 20:05 IST