Cargo throughput at the loss making Cochin Port has picked up this year
registering a growth of 19.62 per cent to 14.26 million tons during the first
six months of the current financial year, according to Cochin Port Trust (CPT)
sources. The cargo growth from the port was possible due to massive import of
petroleum products by governmental agencies.
During the same period, container traffic too saw encouraging growth.
Containerized cargo volume grew to 2,42,156 TEUs, a growth of nearly 11 per
Cargo growth at Kochi port has been helped by growth in Petroleum product
imports during this period according to date available with the Indian Ports
Association IPA. The port handled nearly 81 lakh tones during the first six
months of the current financial year as against 63 lakhs tons during the
corresponding period previous year.
Haldia Dock Complex has come a close second in terms of growth with a rate of
just over 19 per cent among other major ports of the country. The New Mangalore
Port has shown a growth rate of 13.26 per cent and Paradip Port a growth rate
of 12.57 per cent.
The container transshipment terminal here has made steady progress in terms
of cargo throughput and the terminal achieved a record 50,000 TEUs mark in
August this year.
increase was 16 per cent when compared to the same month during the previous