According to MANA, Data from the Indian Ports Association showed that total throughput during the period rose 7.6% to 481.2m tonnes from 447.4m tonnes in the year-ago period, with the most gains seen in crude and products, iron ore and containers.
Container throughput at these ports grew 3.8% to 6.3m teu from 6.1m teu, boosted by gains in ports such as Kolkata, V.O. Chidambaranar and Visakhapatnam. Volumes at the top two container ports of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and Chennai were largely stable at 3.4m teu and 1.1m teu respectively.
State-owned ports also saw more crude, products, liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas carriers, with total volumes increasing 9.8% to 158.2m tonnes from 144.1m tonnes. Iron ore volumes almost tripled during the period, to 32.5m tonnes from 12.8m tonnes.