Major ports in India registers growth of 4.2 per cent in August 2023

The major ports in India handled 65.19 million tonnes (mt) of cargo traffic in August 2023, as compared to 62.54 mt in August 2022, registering a growth of 4.2 per cent. In August 2023, the overseas cargo handled at major ports increased by 6.0 per cent to 50.92 mt, as compared to 48.06 mt in August 2022. Besides, the coastal cargo handled at major ports decreased by 1.5 per cent to 14.27 mt during August 2023 from 14.48 mt in the corresponding month of 2022.