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Kandla and Paradip ports top in cargo handling among major ports in April this year with Cochin at the bottom of the ladde

The Deendayal port Kandla and Paradip ports handled the largest volume of cargo among the major ports in the west and east coast of India during April this figures according to figures released by the Indian Port Association. IPA a wing of the shipping ministry based in the capital.

Cochin port remains at the bottom of the ladder despite massive infusion of funds to tone up the container handling infrastructure at Vallarpadam container terminal eight years ago. With iron ore handling operations virtually stopped on environmental grounds, Mormugoa port takes the second position among the poor performing ports.

The cargo throughput of all the major state owned ports during april this year was around 56.82 million tons a marginal improvement over the corresponding month the previous year.

The Deendayal port Kandla has handled around 94,000 tons of cargo during this period emerging as top destination among major ports for attracting cargo in the country. It is followed by Paradip port in the eastr coast emerging as the power port of the country by handling nearly 82,000 tons of cargo mostly coal.

The largest container port of the country JNPT has handled around 59,000 tons of cargo followed by Mumbai 50,000 tons, Visakhapatnam 52,000 tons, Chennai 43,000 tons, VOC Port Tuticorin 31,000 tons.

Chennai and the adjacent Kamarajar port Ennore together have handled 72,000 tons of cargo while Kolkata handled 48,000 tons during this period.

Cochin which remains at the bottom of the ladder handled 24,000 tons.


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