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Total Volume of cargo handled by Indian ports decline by 22 per cent year on year in April 2020 to 86 million tons

Indian Ports handled a total volume of 86million tons of cargo as against the volume of 111million tones achieved during the same period last year registering a decline of 22 per cent year on year.

The Coal cargo volume has declined by 26 per cent year on year to 24 million tons while the POL volume declined by 11 per cent year on year to 29 million tons. The container volume declined steeply by 34 per cent year on year to 13 million tons (vs 20 million tons in April 19), according to a rating agency.

The total volume handled by the ports in the West Coast declined by 27 percent year on year to 50 million tons while volume in East Coast was relatively better with a decline of 15 per cent year on year to 36 million tons.

Non-Major Port

The Non-Major volume declined by 24 per cent year on year to 39 million tons (vs 51 million tons in April 19).

State-wise breakup:

Volume handled by Gujarat and Maharashtra declined by 28 per cent/52 per cent to 25 million tons/2 million tons respectively.

Odisha state port volume grew by 16 per centyear on year to 2.3 million tons

Cargo-wise breakup*: Container and Coal volume decline by 34 percent/25 per cent year on year to 5 million tons/12 million tons respectively. However, the POL volume declined by a mere 6 per cent year on year to 12.3 million tons.

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