( – FocusAsia Media Ltd)

MUMBAI, Apr 12 (FAM) – The Indian Ports Association (IPA) recently announced that 12 state-run ports in the nation handled a total of 8.446 million TEUs of containers in fiscal 2016 (April 2016-March 2017), which increased 3% year on year. Overall container throughput grew on a tonnage scale as well, rising 1.1% to 124.449 million tons.

Looking at the total number more closely by port, container lifting remained nearly unchanged at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), the busiest container ports in India, which rose a minute 0.2% to 4.5 million TEU.