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Gujarat ports do exceedingly well while marginal increase is seen in other ports

The 12 major ports owned by the government handled 348.44 million tons of cargo during the first six months of the current financial year 2019-20 a marginal increase of about five million tons over the cargo handled during the corresponding period previous year. The increase was marginal at 1.48 per cent according to statistics provided by the Indian Port association

Coking coal, fertilizers and iron ore, cargoes for growth in cargo handling

Coking coal imported for steel plants, fertilizers and iron ore provided the fillip to the growth in cargo handling by the ports during this period

While the Coking coal volumes handled by the ports surged by 15.25 per cent to 29.29 million tons during the period, thermal coal volumes declined by 13.20 per cent. Finished fertilizer volumes saw a growth of 11.38 per cent and containers recorded a growth of 5.61 per cent in terms of TEUs. The container growth was seen only in Mundra and JNPT ports while ports in the east coast showed negative growth

Mundra port top among the private ports 

The Ports in Gujarat stole the show once again while Deendayal port (Kandla) handled the highest volume of 61.04 million tons during April-September while Mundra port always emerged top among the private ports. 

This was followed by Paradip Port at 55.55 million tons, Visakhapatnam Port at 34.75 million tons, JNPT at 34.41 million tons, Kolkata Port (including Haldia) at 31.67 million tons and Mumbai Port at 30.10 million tons. Chennai Port handled 24.74 million tons of cargo, while New Mangalore handled 17.86 million tons. According to IPA


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