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65,000 tonnes of imported wheat to land in Mumbai

Four shiploads of wheat imported by private Indian firms is scheduled to arrive in the western Indian city in September.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2006 16:20 IST

Four ships with about 65,000 tonnes of wheat imported by private Indian firms will arrive in Mumbai in September, a senior trade official said.

He said one ship with 20,000 tonnes wheat had berthed in Mumbai on Monday, while another vessel with 18,000 tonnes was expected to dock on September 12.

Two more vessels, with 10,000 tonnes and 16,000 tonnes, were expected by September 16.

The Russian and Ukrainian origin wheat were struck at between $193 and $200 a tonne on cost and freight basis, the official told Reuters.

First Published: Sep 04, 2006 16:20 IST