MUMBAI: Mumbai Port handled cargo throughput of 62.83 million tonnes during the financial year 2017-18 which is marginally lower than 63.05 million tonnes handled during the previous year in spite of reduction in pulses and stream cargo due to imposition of import duty and discontinuation of JSW coal discharge at stream.
In addition, MbPT registered record performance in handling of automobiles.
• Highest ever shipment of export vehicles was achieved in Mumbai Port as the financial year 2017-18 was closing. Record number of 6388 units of export vehicles were shipped on Pure Car Carrier Vessel M.V. Hoegh Shanghai on 29.3.2018, surpassing the earlier record shipment of 6312 export vehicles.
• Mumbai Port continued the growth story in export of automobiles registering 10.66% growth in the financial year 2017-18 handling 2,27,484 units vis-à-vis 2,05,577 units in the previous year.
• The notable achievement this year was the export of Compass (Jeep) vehicles from India to developed countries. This way Mumbai Port is contributing to the Make in India campaign.
On this occasion, Shri Sanjay Bhatia, IAS, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust thanked all the stakeholders and expressed commitment to Ease of Doing Business at the port and create facilities thereof.