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Cargo handling in major ports of India reached 1617 MTPA on March 2023
Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra (Photo courtesy: wikipedia.org)

Cargo handling in major ports of India reached 1617 MTPA on March 2023

| @indiablooms | 16 Dec 2023, 02:42 am

New Delhi: The cargo handling capacity of the major ports of the country has gone up to 1617.39 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) as of March 2023, the Minister of Ports said on Friday.

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Union Minister for Ports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal underscored that Infrastructure development and capacity augmentation of Major Ports is a continuous process.

It involves the construction of new berths and terminals, mechanization of existing berths and terminals, capital dredging for deepening of drafts for attracting larger vessels, development of road and rail connectivity etc.

According to the response, the cargo handling capacity reached during 2022-23 in some of India’s major ports are: Visakhapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh stood at143.68 MTPA, Deendayal Port Authority in Kutch district of Gujarat 269.10 MTPA, Odisha’s Paradip Port 289.75, Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Maharashtra 141.37 MTPA.

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