Covid-19 crisis: Port cargo picking up, but still lower than last year's

Almost all major ports witnessed a sharp drop in cargo traffic during April-August 2020 compared to the same period last year. However, the fall has started narrowing down every month.  The fall in cargo at 12 major ports — administered by the central government — was 10 per cent in August compared to the same month in 2019.  “Business is gradually returning to normal and mainly picking up from the export side. In August, we covered 98.5 per cent of what we did in July. Compared to August 2019, we have covered about 82 per cent of the cargo volumes,&rdqu.....

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