The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 4.58% and together handled 560.97 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April 2017 to January, 2018 as against 536.41 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.
For the period from April 2017 to January 2018, Eight Ports i.e. Kolkata including Haldia, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic.
Cargo traffic handled at Major Ports:
Cochin Port growth was mainly due to increase in traffic of POL (24.54%), Containers (11.45%) and other Misc. Cargo (1.02%).
Source: Maritime Shipping News