This April –May 2017 recorded an almost 6% increase in traffic at all major Indian ports.
India has 12 major ports namely, Kandla, Mumbai, JNPT, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Ennore, V O Chidambarnar, Vishakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata. These all ports handle 61%of total cargo of India.
Due to the increase in demand from sectors like iron ore, fertilizers, coking coal etc. from last two months all major ports are witnessing an upsurge in traffic. The highest traffic was recorded at Kandla port at 18.86 MT while Paradip port stood second with 16.19 MT
By: Kanika Adlakha