Port Wings News Network:
New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) during the first half of the fiscal 2017-18 handled 19.54 million tonnes of cargo as against 17.49 million tonnes handled in the corresponding period of last year and thereby registered 11.72% growth.
According to a media statement, increase in the handling of Coal, Iron ore for KIOCL, LPG, Cement, etc., has contributed to the growth in traffic during the period.
14.76% GROWTH IN CONTAINER TRAFFIC
The port has also achieved 14.76% growth in container traffic by handling 50,696 TEUs in Hy1 of 2017-18 as against 44,,176 TEUs handled in the Hy1 of 2016-17. With this trend, the port is expected to cross 40 million tonnes mark by the end of the current financial year.
Mr Suresh P Shirwadkar, Chairman i/c while recalling the sincere support and co-operation extended by the officers, staff, workers, trade union leaders , Trustees and the port users for the overall development of New Mangalore Port, has appealed for their continued cooperation for achieving more laurels.