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24 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:22 GMT+2

September 28, 2020

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In the April-August period, container traffic at ports Indians fell by -25.0%

Overall, the traffic of goods was equal to 245.0 million tonnes (-16.6%)

India has been hit by the impact of the pandemic Covid-19 lags behind other nations, with a slight trend growth in infections that started last April, trend that has accelerated since the middle of the June for a budget that is now almost 6.1 million more than 95,000 deaths. In the April-August period of This year, the effects of the health crisis have also hit Indian port activities and in the six months the national ports recorded a decrease of -16.6% in the volume of goods eventful that -- announced the Indian Ports Association -- is 245.0 million tonnes compared to 293.7 million tonnes. April-August 2019.

In the containerized traffic segment alone, the total is 49.3 million tonnes (-22.5%) and it was 3,256,000 containers teu (-25.0%). The other miscellaneous goods amounted to 25.7 million tonnes (-10.6%). In the solid bulk sector, traffic is 80.1 million tonnes (-12.2%), including 45.8 million tonnes tonnes of coal and coking (-27.9%), 27.3 million tonnes iron ore (up 26.9%) and 7.0 million tonnes of fertilizers (13.1%). Liquid bulks stood at 89.9 million tonnes (-18.3%), of which 79.4 million tonnes of crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas liquefied (-18.6%) and 10.5 million tons of other cargo liquids (-16.1%).

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