NMPT registers growth in cargo handling

New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) handled 19.54 million tonnes of cargo in the first half of 2017-18, as against 17.49 million tonnes in the corresponding period of last year, up 11.72 per cent. This growth in cargo is attributed to increased handling of coal, iron ore for KIOCL, LPG, cement, etc. The port also achieved 14.76 per cent growth in container traffic during H1 2017-18, at 50,696 teus, as against 44,176 teus. The port is estimated to cross the 40-million tonne throughput mark by the end of the current financial year.