India's big ports increase container volume

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Posted on: 29 Nov 2011

India's 13 major ports have experienced container growth of four per cent in the first seven months of the fiscal 2011-2012 at 4.55 million TEU, and a total cargo tonnage increase of five million tons year on year.

From April to October, ports registered containerised volume increase of eight per cent to 69 million tons from 64 million tons, according to the Indian Ports Association. In fiscal 2010-2011 it reported overall cargo tonnage growth of 1.5 per cent to 570 million tons from 561 million tons, and container increase of 10 per cent to 7.54 million TEU.

The highest tonnage growth was seen at Kandla with 46.6 million tons, followed by Visakhapatnam, with 42.4 million tons while Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port increased to 38 million tons and Chennai hit 33.3 million tons.

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Posted: 29 November 2011

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