MUMBAI: Mumbai Port Trust handled highest ever traffic of 63.05 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) registering a growth of 3.17% over the last year throughput (61.11 MMT). Shri Sanjay Bhatia, IAS, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust thanked the trade and all stake holders for continued patronage of the Port and assured them the support and development of facilities at most competitive cost. Shri Bhatia also appreciated the contribution of all port employees towards the record achievements.
Following are the record performance of the port while achieving the highest throughput:
• Record handling of 2.1 lacs automobiles through Ro-Ro operations.
• 51 International cruise ships carrying 57,076 passengers were docked at MbPT’s International Cruise Terminal.
• ‘Hoegh St. Petersberg’ handled 6,312 units of export vehicles on 6.8.2016, highest ever automobiles handled on a ship.
• Maiden Voyage of International Cruise Ship ‘M.V.Genting Dream’ was made from BPX International Cruise Terminal on 29.10.2016.
• Cruise vessel ‘Coasta-Neo-Classica’ commenced its home port operations at Mumbai Port and made 7 calls during the year.
• World’s largest car Carrier ‘M.V. Hoegh Tracer’ with capacity of 8500 cars, visited Mumbai Port on 22.2.2017.
• Mumbai Port handled 1.601 MMT of various agricultural products including pulses and wheat as against 0.96 MMT handled during the previous year, thereby achieved a growth of 66%.
• Steel exports was 0.837 MMT against 0.342 MMT exported during the previous fiscal registering a growth of 144%.
Thus Mumbai Port has emerged as one of the leading Major Ports of the Country in terms of its cargo handling performance during the last fiscal.