According to data from India’s Ministry of Shipping, when compared with other ports in the country, Cochin Port has recorded the highest cargo traffic port from April to August this year.
The port’s volumes surged by a steep increase of 19.99%, when compared with the same period last year. A rise in traffic of petroleum oil and lubricants by 27.99% and containers by 12.79% facilitated the increase.
Between April to August this year, India’s 12 major ports handled 273.96 million tonnes of cargo. This marks an overall growth of 3.26% when compared with the same period last year.
The Ministry explained the increase by stating, “Technological advancement for modernization of major ports and reforms for enhancing ease of doing business are driving and sustaining the growth trend line at India’s major ports.”