Continuing with its record-breaking performance after handling an all-time high cargo volume of 61.61 million tonnes (mt) in the last financial year, Mumbai Port has registered an overall growth of 15 per cent up to July 31 this year against the corresponding period of the previous year.
The highest growth of 55 per cent was registered in the iron and steel segment, followed by 18 per cent in stream/transhipment cargo. The Port also recorded a rise of 15 per cent in crude oil imports and nearly 13 per cent in POL products (imports). Cargo handled in the Indira Dock Basin registered an overall growth of 15 per cent.
Besides improvements in cargo handling, the Port also recorded enhanced efficiency levels, with an 18 per cent increase in average ship berth day output and a 6 per cent rise in berth occupancy.
Expressing satisfaction at the Port’s performance up to July 31, 2015, Mr Ravi M. Parmar, Chairman of Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), hoped that the rising trend will continue and the Port will achieve greater heights this year.
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