Increase in traffic at New Mangalore Port

Increase in traffic at New Mangalore Port

The New Mangalore Port has been registering upward trend in the movement of traffic since the beginning of the current fiscal year. The Port has registered a growth rate of 31.65 per cent by handling 5.09 million tonnes as against 3.87 million tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year, as on May 15.

According to a press release from NMPT, the growth in traffic is attributed to the increase in the handling of POL crude and products by MRPL, coal, fertiliser, timber and containerised cargo.

The port is also witnessing upward growth in container traffic by handling 6144 TEUs during the current year (upto May 15) as against 3462  TEUs handled during the corresponding period of previous year with a growth rate of 77.47 per cent. 

The Railway traffic also increased by 27.60 per cent by handling 9.29 lakh tonnes during the period as against 7.28 lakh tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.

Largest parcel of 257 packages of machinery for Suzlon was handled in the vessel  M V Clipper Marinus on May 18. The second wheat vessel M V Simona called at the Port on May 19 and the loading operation of 33,000 tonnes of wheat for export to Yemen is in full swing.

The second mainline container vessel M V Kota Hapas is expected to call at the Port on May 22. 

In the recently held Logistic Summit at Coimbatore, Container Corporation of India Ltd officials have promised to operate a train between Coimbatore and Mangalore, if traders wants to move their cargo through NMPT.

Infrastructure

To increase infrastructure, NMPT has already laid foundation for the construction of two additional covered storage sheds for stacking bulk cargoes like wheat, maize, and fertilisers, etc. 

These sheds with a total area of  7,000 sq mtrs can store upto 22,000 tonnes of cargo.

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