Freight move­ment via wa­ter­ways on the rise

Maritime Gateway - - News -

The coun­try wit­nessed a no­table jump in freight trans­port and cargo move­ment through wa­ter­ways be­tween FY14 and FY16. Dur­ing the pe­riod, the to­tal freight through coastal ship­ping from all ports, in­clud­ing ma­jor and mi­nor, rose 10.9 per cent from 161.36 mil­lion tonnes (mt) to 178.92 mt. While the freight trans­port from ma­jor ports in­creased 9.2 per cent to 125.26 mt, that from mi­nor ports jumped 14.9 per cent to 53.66 mt. Sim­i­larly, cargo move­ment through NWS rose more than 32 per cent from 32.26 mt in 2013-14 to 42.66 mt in 2015-16.

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