Visakhapatnam port au-thority has registered a growth of 8% in the total cargo volumes handled for the first 9 months of the current fiscal i.e. from April to December 2022.
POL, fertilizers and coal saw an upward trend in terms of volumes while iron ore and container tonnage & TEUs declined. VPA handled 12 million tonnes of POL (i.e. petroleum oil and lubricants) compared to 10 million tonnes during the same period last year.
Similarly both thermal and coking coal saw a rise in the volumes handled compared to the same period last year.
All in all VPA’s total cargo handled stood at 55.127 MT compared to 50.912 MT in the same period last fiscal thus registering an increase of 8.28%.
Similarly total cargo volumes across all major ports together stood at 576.63 million tonnes compared to 529.160 million tonnes handled in April-Dec 2021.
All major ports except Mormugao port witnessed an increase in cargo volumes.