India’s top ports handle record 647.43 million tonnes in 2016-17

India's top ports handle record 647.43 million tonnes in 2016-17

INDIA's 12 major ports that are under state control handled a record 647.43 million tonnes of cargo in 2016-17, up 6.79 per cent year on year, according to data released by the Indian Ministry of Shipping.

20 April 2017 - 20:00 - Update: 21 April 2017 - 10:01

The leading port for the year was Kandla, which handled 105.44 million tonnes of cargo, up 5.39 per cent, followed by Paradip, with 88.95 million tonnes, up 16.45 per cent. Mumbai is in third place with 63.05 million tonnes, up 3.17 per cent.

The JNPT recorded its highest ever container throughput of 4.5 million TEU. The port authority owned terminal, JNPCT, also achieved handled a record 1.53 million TEU, an increase of 7.33 per cent year on year, reported Dubai's Maritime Standard.

The major ports also recorded their highest ever capacity addition at 100.37 million tonnes, while efficiency indicators suggest productivity is improving, after average turnaround time fell to 3.44 days from 3.64 days.




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