During April-November 2021, major ports in the country handled 465.4 mt of traffic, compared to 409.5 mt in the corresponding period of 2020-21, registering a growth of 12 per cent. Port-wise, Deendayal port handled the maximum cargo at 85.12 mt during April-November 2021. The traffic handled at major ports has been severely impacted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, port traffic has picked up in 2021-22, so far registering a growth of 10.16 per cent during April-November 2021 over that in the same period in the previous year. During the first eight months of 2021-22, ports handled a total traffic of around 853.3 mt, as compared to 779.2 mt in the corresponding period of the previous year.