Port Pipavav retains top spot in seafood exports

PipavavPipavav port located in Saurashtra (Gujarat), has retained the top position for the second consecutive year in seafood exports in FY13 in terms of quantity. The port has recorded an increase of 6% over the previous fiscal.

As per Marine Products Export Development Authority, the port had handled 2,33,738 tonnes of marine exports as against 2,19,801 tonnes in FY12. However, in value terms, both Vizag and Kochi maintained an almost equal share in earnings of Rs 3,344.97 crore and Rs 3,265.64 crore respectively in FY13. Kochi port has come up as No.2 in quantity-wise exports, touching 1,62,109 tonnes. South-east Asia maintained the position as the largest buyer of marine products, followed by the EU, the US, Japan, China and the Middle East.