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Krishnapatnam port volumes double

Krishnapatnam port volumes double

Krishnapatnam: Krishnapatnam Port saw 100% growth in its second year of operations. The port handled 16.1m tonnes of cargo in the financial year 2009 - 2010, compared to 8.2m tonnes in the previous year. Krishnapatnam Port handled 407 vessels during the fiscal year that just ended as compared to 206 vessels the previous financial year. KPCL is a multi-purpose port, handling export cargo like iron ore, granite whereas its import cargo consists of coal, coke, fertilizers, raw sugar, gypsum, project cargo and crude palm oil. The port has set an achievable target of 35m tonnes of cargo to be handled for the current financial year 2010-11. [12/04/10]

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