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Major ports register positive growth of 4.58 per cent during April 2017-January, 2018

The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 4.58 per cent and together handled 560.97 Million Tons of cargo during the period April 2017 to January, 2018 as against 536.41 Million Tons handled during the corresponding period of previous year.

For the period from April 2017 to January 2018, Eight Ports i.e. Kolkata including Haldia, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal Kandla have registered positive growth in traffic.

Cargo traffic handled at Major Ports:

The highest growth was registered by Cochin Port (18.36 per cent), followed by Paradip (16.01 per cent), Kolkata [incl. Haldia] (13.47 per cent), New Mangalore (7.37 per cent) and JNPT (5.95 per cent).

        Cochin Port growth was mainly due to increase in traffic of POL (24.54 per cent), Containers (11.45 per cent) and other Misc. Cargo (1.02 per cent).

        In Kolkata Port, overall growth was 13.47 per cent. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 1.12 per cent. WhereasHaldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered positive growth of 19.63 per cent which is highest among all the Major Ports.

        During the period April 2017 to January 2018, Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 90.99 Million tonnes (16.22 per cent share), followed by Paradip with 84.57 Million Tonnes (15.08 per cent share), JNPT with 54.52 Million Tonnes (9.72 per cent share), Mumbai with 52.71 Million Tonnes (9.40 per cent share), and Visakhapatnam with 52.44 Million Tonnes (9.35 per cent share). T ogether, these five ports handled around 60 per cent of Major Port Traffic.


        Commodity-wise percentage share of POL was maximum i.e. 33.74 per cent, followed by Container (19.70 per cent), Thermal & Steam Coal (13.72 per cent), Other Misc. Cargo (12.09 per cent), Coking & Other Coal (7.60 per cent), Iron Ore & Pellets (6.72 per cent), Other Liquid (4.1 per cent), Finished Fertilizer (1.17 per cent) and FRM (1.11 per cent).



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