A new high in automobile exports too
Mumbai Port Trust has handled the highest cargo volume in its 141-year-old history, registering a throughput of 61.61 million tonnes (mt) in the just-concluded financial year 2014-15. This was an increase of nearly 4.11 per cent over its earlier all-time high of 59.18 mt handled in 2013-14, highlighted a release.
One of the distinguishing features of this performance was the 3.5 per cent growth in the rail-bound cargo handled by the Port railway, the release pointed out.
With this record handling, the Port has retained its ranking as one of the largest Major Ports in the country in terms of tonnage handled. Given its navigational and other operational constraints, this is a noteworthy achievement for Mumbai Port, stressed Mr Ravi M. Parmar, Chairman of Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT). Commending the overall performance, he congratulated all the stakeholders and appreciated the contribution made by the Port Trust employees towards this achievement.
Record automobile exports too
Mumbai Port Trust achieved an impressive growth of 37 per cent in handling vehicles for exports in 2014-15 compared to the previous year. As against 98,547 units handled in 2013-14, 1,35,320 units were exported from the Port in 2014-15. These included cars, trucks, fire tenders, earth moving equipment, ambulances, buses, etc. It was for the first time that MbPT handled more than 1,00,000 vehicles in a year.
Mumbai Port, as the only multipurpose port facility in Maharashtra, effectively caters to the needs of the automobile plants of leading manufacturers located in Pune and Nashik, for exports to destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, Central America, South America, South Africa, Middle East and East Asia. Volkswagen, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Mahindra and Mahindra and Ashok Leyland are some of the major customers, according to the release.
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