Cargo traffic at the country’s major ports increased 11.79 percent to 65.45 million tonnes in February from 58.55 million tonnes in the same month a year ago, according to Indian Ports Association (IPA).
The positive growth in cargo traffic was recorded by all major ports except Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar and Chennai Ports, it said.

Status of rising cargo traffic in various ports

Deendayal Port registered the highest cargo growth at 26.98 percent during the month under review followed by V O Chidambaranar Port with 26.04 percent and Paradip Port with 23.63 percent, respectively. The JNPA and Mumbai Port saw their cargo traffic rising 18.21 percent and 11.85 percent annually respectively in February 2023, among others.

Cargo traffic falls in Chennai, Vishakhapatnam & Kamarajar ports

Chennai Port’s overall cargo traffic declined by 12.65 percent while Visakhapatnam Port saw a 5.62 percent drop in cargo traffic during the previous month as compared to a year-ago period, IPA said. Similarly, cargo traffic at Kamarajar Port declined 3.53 percent. At Chennai Port the fall in cargo traffic was on account of a 33.33 percent decline in other liquids as well as 19.18 percent drop in container tonnage, it said.

Cargo traffic stood at 712.35 MT in Apr-Feb

The cargo traffic across these ports in the April-February period of the current fiscal year stood at 712.35 million tonnes, which was up by 9.56 percent from 650.20 million tonnes in the same period of 2021-2022, IPA said. Except for Mormugao Ports, positive growth was witnessed at all the major ports during April-February of FY23 as compared to April-February period of FY22, it said.

Source : psuwatch