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Cargo movement through Inland Waterways up 8%, cargo handled across major ports up 6% in April-Nov period

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NEW DELHI : Cargo movement through inland waterways for the April-November period is up around 8 per cent at 86.47 million tonnes (mt), while the cargo handled across India’s major ports is up 6 per cent odd at 500.83 mt. 

In the same period last year, cargo movement via inland waterways was 80.44 mt, while cargo handled through the 12 major ports was 475 mt, data available with the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) shows. 

During this period, ports handled 15,285 vessels, up 8 per cent on the 14,171 vessels handled last year. 

The major domestic ports include Kolkata Port, which includes both the Kolkata and Haldia docks, Paradip, Vizag, Kamarajar Port, Chennai, Tuticorin, Cochin, New Mangaluru, Mormugao, Mumbai port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, and Gujarat’s Kandla Port.

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