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Kolkata aims at significant volumes’ growth

Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) is aiming at 10 percent growth in cargo handling to 70 million tonne (MT) in the current fiscal, amid constraints faced by the riverine port in the eastern part of the country, its chairman Vinit Kumar said.

In 2018-19, the port handled about 63 million tonne of cargo in its two docks of Kolkata and Haldia, registering nine percent growth over the previous fiscal.

“We have set a target of 70 million tonne of cargo handling in 2019-20 (FY20),” the KoPT chairman said at an informal meeting.

Transloading activities by the port has helped the KoPT to prevent diversion of cargo to other ports, situated in eastern coast.

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Source: money control

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