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Public or Private sector or both Gujarat remains number One in the country

Kandla port in Gujarat has regained its position as the largest cargo handling ports among the major ports of the country pushing Paradip Port which had gained the position in July to the second position. Mundra Port in Gujarat remains the country's largest port both in private and public sector category. Gujarat has the largest number of ports in the country and the volumes handled. The volumes are likely to reach a new high with the commissioning of the dedicated freight corridor criss crossing the state next year.

Cargo volumes a Deendayal Port the leading Major Port of the country, have started picking up again, resulting in good throughput during August 2020. This has helped the port regain the Number One position among the Major Ports, relegating Paradip Port (which was No. 1 up to July) to the second position.

The Port registered an impressive 43.665 MMT throughput figure as compared to Paradip Port’s cargo volume of 42.751 MMT up to August 31, 2020 (5 months, April-August 2020) for the financial year 2020-21.

The major contributions for DPT came from Vadinar with 204.60 lakh MTs of liquid cargo, and from Kandla comprising salt volume of 15.43 lakh MTs, containers at 28.14 lakh MTs (1,85,000 TEUs), finished fertilisers at 17.34 lakh MTs, sugar at 18.21 lakh MTs, POL (Kandla) at 22 lakh MTs, and coal at 58.10 lakh MTs for the period.

Chairman, DPT, congratulated all concerned in the port retaining the No. 1 position

Mr S. K. Mehta, Chairman, DPT, congratulated the port users, officers, employees and unions for their cooperation in the port retaining the No. 1 position.  He also thanked the pilots and Marine Department crew for their consistent efforts to facilitate berthing and sailing of ships during the pandemic situation and the unprecedented rains.

Given the modernisation and mechanisation projects taken up by the port, it is envisaged that DPT will be able to achieve the targets set for the fiscal and continue to maintain its ‘Numero Uno’ position at all times, the Chairman emphasised, as per the release.

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