cargo in terms of TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) at India’s 12 government
owned major ports dropped 25 per cent to 3.25 million in the the April-August
period of the current fiscal, showed the latest data from the Indian Ports’
cargo declined 22.45 per cent to 49.26 million tonnes (MT) in terms of tonnnage
during the period.
had handled containers to the tune of 4.34 million TEUs and 63.53 MT in terms
of tonnage in the April-August period of the previous financial year.
which maintains cargo data handled by these ports, in its latest report said
“percentage variation from the previous year” in container handling in terms of
TEUs and tonnage was 25.01 per cent and 22.45 per cent, respectively.
Cargo throughput witnessing 5-8 per cent
contraction and container segment dropping 12-15 per cent for 2020-21
general cargo throughput may witness 5-8 per cent contraction for the full year
2020-21, the container segment may drop 12-15 per cent, according to a latest
report froj the rating agency ICRA
have registered 16.56 per cent dip in cargo handling to 245.04 MT between April
and August this fiscal. Cargo volumes at these ports declined for the fifth
straight month in August 2020 and all ports barring Mormugao saw a negative
growth. The 12 ports had together handled 293.67 MT of cargo during
Chennai, Cochin and Kamrajar saw their cargo volumes nosedive about 30 per cent
during April-August, while JNPT and Kolkata logged a drop of over 20 per cent.
Major ports handle about 61 per cent of
the country’s total cargo traffic
12 major ports under the control of the central government — Deendayal
(erstwhile Kandla), Mumbai, JNPT, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai,
Kamarajar (earlier Ennore), V O Chidambarnar Tuticorin, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata
handle about 61 per cent of the country’s total cargo traffic. These ports
handled 705 MT of cargo last fiscal.