Demand Jump Drives India Top 12 Traffic


Container traffic at India’s 12 major ports has increased by 4.18% in the current fiscal year (from the April, 2015 to February, 2016) to more than 549 million tonnes, compared to the more than 527 million tonnes handled in the same eleven-month period in the year prior, as a result of an increase in demand, according to the Economic Times.

91 million tonnes were handled by Kandla Port, which was the highest amount of traffic out of all of India’s top 12 ports.

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The 12 major ports in India handle approximately 61% of the country's total cargo traffic.

PTI previously reported that India’s top 12 ports are to receive more than US$2 billion in funding in order to add more than 160 million tonnes of capacity.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port, which is one of India’s top 12 ports, has recently completed a dredging project to deepen its berths to 14 metres.

This will allow it to handle larger ships of more than 13,500 TEU.

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