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Total cargo handled by major ports increased by 4.3 per cent to 606.37 mn t last fiscal as against 581.34 mn t in 2014-15, Parliament was informed.
´Overall traffic handled by the major ports during 2015-16 has been 606.37 mn t which represents an increase of 4.3 per cent over the cargo handled of 581.34 mn t during the previous year 2014-15,´ said Pon Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
The minister further said that major ports have continued their recovery and improvement in efficiency parameters like turnaround time has lowered logistics cost for the trade. He further said that 94 MTPA of capacity was added to the ports in FY16 which in the highest ever in a single year.