NMPT registers 5.28% growth in cargo handling
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).