Kakinada Port registers record handling

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Kakinada, Apr 8 (UNI) Kakinada Port has achieved a record handling of 40.19 lakh tonnes of cargo both in exports and imports during the year ending March 31, an increase of six per cent over the previous year, Port Officer Captain A Diwakar today said.

Talking to newspersons here, the port had earned a revenue of Rs 20 crore this year as against Rs 14.37 crore last year, thus registering an increase of 39 per cent over last year.

The imports of fertilisers such as potash, urea, rock phosphate, potassium sulphate and crude palm touched 11.25 metric tonnes mark last year had come down to 10.91 metric tonnes this year, he said.

The rice constituted a major chunk of exports with 20.25 lakh metric tonnes this year, registering an increase of 1.5 per cent over the last year.

Maize was the second most exported item with 6.02 lakh metric tonnes this year as against a mere 56,460 metric tonnes last year, thus registering a tenfold increase.

Similarly, 7,797 metric tonnes of project material and three tonnes of empty containers were among the new cargo added to the list of imports. A total of 304 ships had called on the anchorage port this year as against 258 ships last year.


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