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Murmagao port sees significant rise in traffic

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Murmagao Port in Goa, India, registered 46% year-on-year growth in cargo handling in June 2016, according to the Indian Ministry of Shipping.

The port handled 1.7 million t in June compared to 1.2 million t in June 2015. Cargo handled from April – June 2016 was 8.5 million t a 104% year-on-year rise.

According to the ministry, the growth was fuelled by a significant surge in iron ore exports and coal imports during the first quarter. Container traffic was also up by 31%.

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