12 major ports of India have recorded a 3.64 percent growth during the period April to December 2017 at 499.41 metric tonnes (MT) reported PTI. The eight major ports Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, Kolkata, Paradip, Vishakapatnam, JNPT, and Kandla, showed a positive growth.
The traffic for the previous year had been 481.87 MT handled by the 12 major ports collectively. The highest growth was registered by Cochin Port (17.27 percent), followed by Paradip (14.59 percent), Kolkata (12.45 percent), New Mangalore (6.60 percent) and JNPT (5.94 percent).
The highest volume of traffic was handled by Kandla Port at 81.12 MT followed by Paradip (74.40 MT), JNPT (48.89 MT), Mumbai (47.53 MT), and Visakhapatnam (46.56 MT). These five ports have handled 60 percent of the major port traffic for the period April to December 2017.