GANDHIDHAM: Kandla Port Trust crossed 100 Million MT mark in cargo handling as at 0700 hrs. on 15th March, 2017 i.e. 17 days ahead, achieving an increase of over 5% as compared to last year in spite of overall sluggish trend.
The major contribution in this increase is Crude Oil & POL at Vadinar that has recorded increase of around 3.7 million MT, more than 1 million MT in liquid cargo at Kandla and about 0.50 million MT in other dry cargoes.
As regards to dry cargo, there was increase in export of Salt, import of Coal whereas major shortfall was seen in Fertilizers, Timber Logs and Steel cargo.