Indian ports handled 326.38 mt of traffic during April-September 2017

During the first six months (April-September) of the current fiscal year (2017-18), Indian major ports handled 326.38 million tonnes (mt) of traffic, compared to 316.14 mt in the corresponding period of 2016-17, registering an increase of 3.24 per cent. Kandla port handled the maximum traffic at 53.28 mt, followed by Paradip port (47.61 mt) and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) (32.69 mt). In terms of growth, Cochin port reported the maximum increase (19.62 per cent), followed by Kolkata (11.95 per cent) and New Mangalore (11.71 per cent).