Cargo traffic at 12 major ports up 6% to 114 mt in April-May

Cargo traffic at 12 major ports up 6% to 114 mt in April-May

Cargo traffic at 12 major ports up 6% to 114 mt in April-May

NEW DELHI: India’s top 12 major ports saw their cargo traffic go up by 5.56 per cent to 113.63 million tonnes (mt) in April-May of 2017-18, riding on the back of surge in demand.

These top ports, under the administrative control of the Centre, had handled 107.65 mt cargo in April-May 2016.

Increased demand from sectors like iron ore and fertilisers and coking coal traffic led to higher movement of cargo during the last two months, according to the Indian Ports Associati .