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Operating Surplus at Major Ports

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Navi Mumbai has earned the highest Operating Income of Rs 889.41 crores during the financial year 2016-17, Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishan informed the Lok Sabha on July 20

In a written answer to the lower house Parliament, the Minister said the other state owned ports which earned high operating income during the last financial year include Kandla Rs 622.68 crores, Kamarajar port Ennore near Chennai Rs 544.90 crores, Paradip port Rs 537.25 crores and Kolkata port Rs 523.34 crores.

The ports who have reported lower operating income include Cochin port Rs 127.53 crores, Mormugoa Rs 168.90 crores and New Mangalore Rs 170.96 crores

The Operating income of Chennai port touched a rock bottom of rs 6.16 crores in 2013-14 when the port faced a serious evacuation problem for container traffic. Since then the portís operating income has improves substantially to Rs 133.94 crores in 2014-15, Rs 196.50 crores in 2015-16. Last year, the Portís Operating income touched Rs 219.88 crores.

 

     

S No

Name of the Port

Operating Surplus ( Rs. in crores)

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17*

1

Kolkata

277.05

384.70

462.79

523.34

2

Paradip

364.95

418.40

448.48

537.25

3

Visakhapatnam

223.28

316.01

368.55

395.28

4

Kamarajar

(Ennore)

349.11

471.94

494.90

544.97

5

Chennai

6.16

133.94

196.50

219.88

6

V.O. Chidambaranar (Tuticorin)

145.67

237.80

311.45

352.45

7

Cochin

-20.25

19.55

70.90

127.53

8

New Mangalore

129.36

144.91

116.80

170.96

9

Mormugao

-29.61

39.80

103.62

168.90

10

Mumbai

195.03

331.68

402.49

366.78

11

JNPT

734.26

836.57

971.98

889.41

12

Kandla

143.89

264.10

360.55

622.68

 

Overall:

2518.90

3599.40

4309.01

4919.43

The increase in operating surplus has been due to improvement in operational efficiency of major ports on account of modernization, mechanization, acquisition and use of latest technology, deepening of drafts to handle large vessels etc.

In addition, a study on benchmarking of efficiency and productivity of major ports to international levels has been carried out to improve the operations and efficiency of the major ports. The study has identified a total of 106 port wise action points/initiatives of which 81 initiatives have already been completed. These implemented initiatives have also resulted in improved efficiency and additional operating surplus. 

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