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New Mangalore port adds 11-mt capacity in five years - 2012-01-31

The New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has added 11 million tonnes to its total capacity in the last five years, according to the Chairman of NMPT, Mr P. Tamilvanan. Unfurling the National Flag at the NMPT to celebrate the Republic Day on Thursday, he said that NMPT has added 11 million tones in its capacity in the five years. The POL (petroleum, oil and lubricants) berth, which is under construction at the port, will be ready by October this year. This berth will add another seven mt to the total capacity at the port. He termed the arrival of container rake from Bangalore to NMPT in December last year was a land mark event. The port has witnessed good growth in the handling of containers, LPG and passengers vessels in the last few years, he said. The NMPT also celebrated the Republic Day by planting trees near the administrative building of the port.

Source: Hindu Business Line