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, registering a 4.2 per cent increase from the 62.54 mt handled in August 2022. In August 2023, overseas cargo handled at major ports increased by 6 per cent to 50.92 mt, as compared to 48.06 mt in August 2022. Meanwhile, coastal cargo handled at ma­jor ports decreased by 1.5 per cent from 14.48 mt in August 2022 to 14.27 mt in August 2023.