The major ports in India have recorded a
growth of 4.77 per cent and together
handled 679.35 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April 2017 to March
2018 as against 648.39 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period
of previous year, says an official release.+
Nine Ports - Kolkata (including Haldia),
Visakhapatnam, Paradip, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and
Deendayal also registered positive growth in traffic.
Cargo traffic handled at Major Ports:
Cochin Port registered the highest growth
of 16.52 per cent, followed by Paradip 14.68 per cent, Kolkata (incl. Haldia)
13.61 per cent, JNPT 6.2 per cent and New Mangalore 5.28 per cent.
share of POL was maximum at 31.55 per cent, followed by Container 19.67 per
cent, Thermal & Steam Coal 14.02 per cent, other Misc. Cargo 13.62 per
cent, Coking & Other Coal 7.45 per cent, Iron Ore & Pellets 7.15 per
cent, Other Liquid 4.33 per cent, Finished Fertilizer 1.11 per cent and
FRM 1.11 per cent.
- The growth at Cochin Port was mainly due to
increase in traffic of Fin. Fertilizer (105.88 per cent), POL (20.62 per
cent) and Containers (12.46 per cent).
- In Kolkata Port, overall growth was 13.61 per
cent. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 3.45 per
cent. Whereas Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered positive growth of
18.61 per cent which is highest among all the Major Ports.
- Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume
of traffic 110.10 Million tonnes (16.21 per cent share), followed by
Paradip with 102.01 Million Tonnes (15.02 per cent share), JNPT with 66.00
Million Tonnes (9.72 per cent share), Visakhapatnam with 63.54 Million
Tonnes (9.35 per cent share) and Mumbai with 62.83 Million Tonnes (9.25
per cent share). Together, these five ports handled around 60 per cent of
Major Port Traffic.