NMPT Container traffic up 24% in first 9 month of FY 2016-17

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 11-01-2017        Tweet

MANGALURU: Container traffic at New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has witnessed 24 per cent growth in the first nine months of 2016-17.

The port handled 66,848 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of containers from April-December of 2016-17 as against 53,874 TEUs in the corresponding period of previous fiscal.

A press release by the NMPT said that the creation of enhanced infrastructure such as additional container storage yards, handling equipment and simplified documentation procedures have helped the port to record this growth in the first nine months of 2016-17.