Except Chennai Port Trust (ChPT), other ports in the vicinity-Ennore Port, Krishnapatnam Port and Karaikal Port – have handled cargo well for the 1st half of the present year, say media reports. During the period under review (April to September 2013), Ennore Port (EPL) registered 59 per cent boost in total cargo at 12.68 million tonne (mt) against 8 mt for the corresponding period.
As cargo has been diverted from Chennai port, the Krishnapatnam Port continues to maintain its growth. Against its aim of 30 mt, the Port handled 13.5 mt (11 mt), of which containers accounted for 29,000 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (TEU).
Coal, fertilisers, granite, agro-products, edible oil and project cargo made up for the majority of goods handled. In the case of car exports, Ennore Port exported almost 90,000 cars against 65,000 cars.