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Chennai Port handles 31.90 MMT cargo during April-August 2016

Date 08-Sep-2016
Subject Chennai Port handles 31.90 MMT cargo during April-August 2016

CHENNAI: Notwithstanding the intense competition from three Major Ports in the vicinity, Chennai Port has performed better than last year registering a marginal increase during the last five months compared to corresponding period last year.

Chennai Port handled 21.91 million tons of traffic during April to August 2016 as against 21.79 million tons handled during the same period last year, an increase of 0.6 per cent over the previous year.

The Port handled 4.50 million tons last month as against 3.97 million tons in August 2015 registering an increase of 13.3 percent according to a Port’s official press release.

With the full fledged operation of Krishnapatnam and Katupalli Ports there were apprehensions that the traffic from and to Chennai Port will suffer. But the port has weathered the storm at least for the time being.


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