NMPT reg­is­ters 5.28% growth in cargo han­dling

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New Man­ga­lore Port Trust has reg­is­tered 5.28 per cent growth in cargo han­dled (in­clud­ing con­tainer­ised cargo) in 2017-18. The port han­dled 42.05 mil­lion tonnes of traf­fic dur­ing 2017-18 as against 39.94 mil­lion tonnes in 2016-17. The port au­thor­i­ties at­trib­uted the growth in traf­fic to the in­crease in the han­dling of car­goes such as POL prod­ucts, LPG, ce­ment, ed­i­ble oil, iron ore fines and pel­lets for KIOCL Ltd, and con­tain­ers dur­ing the fis­cal. The port han­dled 1.15 lakh teus of con­tain­ers with car­goes of 1.74 mil­lion tonnes in 2017-18 as against

94,929 teus with car­goes of 1.41 mil­lion tonnes in 2016-17. Of this, the share of cof­fee cargo was at 12,249 teus (12,200 teus).

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