Major ports register 1.78% growth in April

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New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Handling 56.81 million tonnes of cargo, the major Indian ports collectively recorded a growth of 1.78 per cent during April, the Shipping Ministry said on Wednesday.

This compares to 55.82 million tonnes of cargo handled during the corresponding period of previous year.

The nine major ports are Kolkata (plus Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal (Kandla).

“The highest growth was registered by Kolkata (12.56 per cent), followed by Kamarajar (12.08 per cent), New Mangalore (11.41 per cent), Paradip (11.12 per cent) and Chennai (7.55 per cent),” a statement said.



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