Cochin Port handled 2.857 million tonnes (mt) of cargo in January 2019, its highest-ever monthly throughput. The previous highest was 2.825 mt, achieved in January 2018. The cumulative handling of cargo during April 2018 to January 2019 was 26.148 mt, 8 per cent higher than during April 2017 to January 2018.

The ICTT at the port handled 55,953 TEUs in January 2019, again the highest-ever monthly container handling at Cochin Port. The previous highest was 52,476 TEUs in March 2018. The cumulative number of containers handled during April 2018 to January 2019 was 482,880 TEUs, 5.11 per cent higher than the comparative period of the previous fiscal.

The container freight station (CFS) of Cochin Port Trust handled 391 TEUs in January 2019, 13.66 per cent higher than the containers handled during January 2018. The cumulative number of containers handled at the Port CFS during April 2018 to January 2019 was 3,662 TEUs, 0.11 per cent higher than during April 2017 to January 2018.

The port continues to be the most sought after destination for international cruise liners. Eight cruise vessels called at Cochin Port during January 2019. The total number of cruise vessels visiting Cochin Port during 2018-19 is expected to be 50, which again is the highest-ever number of cruise calls, informed a release.

POSTED BY Exim News Service.