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The Kolkata Port has been adjudged ´Major Port of the Year´ for the year 2014-15 among the 12 major ports in India at the Gateway Award 2015 ceremony. The port received this award for increased cargo volumes, optimising capacity utilisation, growth in output per berth and customer satisfaction. RPS Kahlon, Chairman, Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT), attributed the success to port users. He said KDS has achieved a milestone in container handling in 2014-15 by handling 5,28,167 TEUs, the highest ever since inception of containerisation at the port facility in 1979. -ôBetween April and July, 2015, KoPT handled 16.834 million tonnes of cargo against 13.698 million tonnes in the corresponding four months of 2014. This was a growth of 23 per cent whereas all major ports together registered a growth of 5.8 per cent. In these four months, HDC handled 11.636 million tonne and registered a growth of 26.64 per cent,´ Kahlon said.