Cargo traffic rose by 5.04 per cent to 433.86 mt at 12 major ports during April-December 2014 as compared to the same period of previous year. These Centre-run ports had handled 413.06 mt of cargo during April-December 2013. According to the latest data, Kandla Port handled the maximum 70.85 mt of cargo during the period, which was up 7.22 per cent against 66.08 mt during April-December 2013.
Paradip Port handled 53.52 mt, the second highest cargo traffic during the first nine months of the current fiscal. The port had handled 50.85 mt during the same period a year ago.
JNPT at Mumbai handled 48.07 mt while Visakhapatnam port handled 43.79 mt of cargo during April-December.