Traffic movement at India’s major ports grows 14.6% in September
- The government data showed that coastal cargo handled at major ports in September increased by 11.5% to 13.64 million tonnes from the previous year.
- The overseas cargo handled at major ports also increased by 16% to 48.02 million tonnes.
- During September, SMP Haldia recorded the highest growth of traffic handled.
AdvertisementCargo handled at India’s major ports grew 14.6% in September on a year-on-year basis to 61.7 million tonnes.
The government data released by the ministry of ports, shipping and waterways showed that coastal cargo – from an Indian port to another – handled at major ports during September increased by 11.5% to 13.64 million tonnes from the previous year.
The overseas cargo handled at major ports also increased by 16% to 48 million tonnes from last year.
In the release, the ministry said, “Maritime transport activity is driven by developments in the world economy, viz, growth in world output and trade. Thus, volume of seaborne cargo traffic handled by ports is mainly shaped by the levels and changes in both the global and domestic activity.”
In September, SMP Haldia recorded the highest growth in traffic, while major ports that recorded negative growth were Cochin Port and Kamarajar Port.
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The maximum cargo traffic in September came from petroleum products, thermal coal, iron ore, LPG/LNG, edible oil, fertilizer, iron & steel, food grains, sugar and others.
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