Logistics

New Mangalore Port traffic up 15.8% in H1

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on October 02, 2013

P. Tamilvanan

New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has recorded a growth of 15.78 per cent in cargo handling during the first six months of the current fiscal. NMPT Chairman P. Tamilvanan told Business Line the port handled 19.37 million tonnes of cargo during April-September of 2013-14, against 16.73 million tonnes in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.

Cargoes such as crude oil, petroleum products and coal contributed to this growth.

The crude import of MRPL (Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd) through NMPT stood at 7.26 million tonnes (6.49 million tonnes), and the export of petroleum products from the refinery through the port stood at 4.01 million tonnes (3.30 million tonnes). MRPL is a major user of NMPT.

There was increase in the import of coal cargo during the period. The port handled 4.37 million tonnes (2.78 million tonnes) of coal cargo during the period. Of this, the share of Udupi Power Corporation Ltd stood at 1.71 million tonnes (1.10 million tonnes). Other industries in the hinterland imported 2.65 million tonnes (1.67 million tonnes) during the period.

The growth in coal handling also contributed to growth in railway-bound cargo from NMPT. Tamilvanan said the port handled 3.56 million tonnes of railway-bound cargo during the first six months of 2013-14 (2.62 million tonnes), recording a growth of 35.87 per cent. Container cargo handling at the port rose 2.23 per cent during the period.

vinayak.aj@thehindu.co.in

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Published on October 02, 2013
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