India’s 12 major ports have registered a
surge of 3.26 percent in cargo traffic to 382.91 million tonnes (MT) from
April-October in the current fiscal, as against 370.81 MT of cargo during the
same period last year.
As per data from the Indian Ports
Association (IPA), the growth in cargo traffic was mainly on the back of higher
handling of products like iron ore and POL (petroleum, oil and lubricants)
The centre controlled ports marked a 17.97 percent growth in handling of iron
ore traffic to 25.30 MT, while both POL and containers registered a growth of
over 6 percent each.
The highest traffic volume of 63.13 MT was handled by Kandla Port followed by
Paradip Port 55.78 MT, JNPT 37.90 MT, Mumbai Port 36.72 MT and Visakhapatnam
35.74 MT. Kolkata Port, including Haldia, handled 32.13 MT of cargo, while
Chennai Port handled 30.48 MT.