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New Mangalore Port Registers Positive Growth


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.


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.

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