Essar Ports said it has handled 11.23 million tonnes (MT) of cargo in the April-June quarter, with an increase of 75 per cent in June as compared to April. During June, Essar Ports handled 4.41 MT of cargo as compared to the April tonnage of 2.52 MT.
During April, there was a dip in cargo handling at the port on account of dwindling production of its key customers, mainly power and steel companies, but it significantly improved in June.
“In June 2020, Unlock#1 was unleashed across the country, and the economy immediately started displaying green shoots of recovery. Our terminals, which remained operational despite challenges faced through the successive phases of the lockdown, have clocked an impressive cargo handling of 11.23 MT,” said Rajiv Agarwal, CEO & MD, Essar Ports Limited.