04-02-2019

Cochin Port Trust handles record 2.85 mt of cargo in Jan

Cochin Port Trust Trust handled 2.857 million tonnes of cargo in January this year, which is the highest-ever monthly cargo handled. The previous highest was 2.825 million tonnes, achieved in January 2018.

The cumulative handling of cargo during April 2018 to January this year was 26.148 million tonnes, which is 8 per cent higher than the cargo handled during April 2017 to January 2018.

The ICTT at Cochin Port handled 55,953 TEUs in January, which is the highest-ever monthly container handling. The previous highest was 52,476 TEUs achieved in March 2018. The cumulative number of containers handled during April 2018 to January this year was 482,880 TEUs, which is 5.11 per cent higher than the containers handled during April 2017 to January 2018.

The Container Freight Station of Cochin Port Trust handled 391 TEUs in January, 13.66 per cent higher than the containers handled in January 2018. A total of 3,662 TEUs, were handled at the port’s CFS during April 2018 to January this year, which is 0.11 per cent higher than the containers handled during April 2017 to January 2018.

Eight cruise vessels called at the port during January. The total number of cruise vessels visiting the port during 2018-19 is expected to be 50, which again is the highest-ever number of cruise calls at Kochi.
Source: The Hindu Business Line

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