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News ID: 80164 |
Publish Date: 12:29 - 11 August 2018

Indian Ports Register Positive Growth of 4.13%

The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 4.13% and together handled 231.48 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to July, 2018 as against 222.29 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.


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During this period nine Major Ports - Kolkata (incl. Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic.

The highest growth was registered by Kamarajar Port (12.18%), followed by Cochin (10.30%), Paradip (8.31%), New Mangalore ( 7.88%) and Kolkata [inc. Haldia] (7.74%). Kamarajar Port growth was mainly due to increase in Other Liquids by 20%, Other Misc. Cargo by 13.30%, POL by 11.30%. and Thermal & Steam Coal by 4.44 % .

In Kolkata Port, overall growth was 7.74%. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 5.13%. Whereas Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered a growth of 8.89%.

Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 38.76 Million tonnes (16.74% share), followed by Paradip with 35.68 Million Tonnes (15.41% share), JNPT with 23.25 Million Tonnes (10.05% share), Visakhapatnam with 21.52 Million Tonnes (9.30% share) and Mumbai with 19.57 Million Tonnes (8.45%). Together, these five ports handled around 60% of Major Port Traffic.

Commodity-wise percentage share of POL was maximum i.e. 32.53%, followed by Container (20.86%), Thermal & Steam Coal (15.78%), Other Misc. Cargo (10.68%), Coking & Other Coal (7.61%), Iron Ore & Pellets (6.17%), Other Liquid (4.09%), Finished Fertilizer (1.36%) and FRM (0.92%).

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