Major ports handed 499.23 mt during the first 10 months of 2015-16

During the first 10 months (April-January) of the fiscal year 2015-16, major ports handled 499.23 mt of traffic, compared to 483.01 mt in the corresponding period of 2014-15, registering an increase of 3.36 per cent. Kandla port handled the maximum traffic at 82.91 mt, followed by Paradip port (61.67 mt) and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) (53.54 mt). In terms of growth, Mormugao port reported the maximum increase (37.79 per cent), followed by V.O. Chidambaranar port (19.88 per cent) and Kolkata port (10.76 per cent). With respect to commodities, petroleum-oil-lubricants (POL) accounted for the highest share in total traffic at 32.38 per cent (161.66 mt), followed by coal at 21.29 per cent (106.29 mt).