The Major Ports in India have recorded a growth of
2.41% and together handled 116.26 Million
Tonnes of cargo during the period April to May, 2018 as against 113.52 Million
Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year, according to
an official statement.
For the period from April- May 2018, Nine Ports
(Kolkata (including Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai,
Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in
· The highest
growth was registered by Kamarajar Port (11.69%), followed by Kolkata[incl.
Haldia] (11.33%), Cochin(8.70%),Paradip (7.61%) and New Mangalore (6.66%).
Port growth was mainly due to increase in Other Misc. Cargo by 28.16%,Other
Liquids by 16.67%, Thermal& Steam Coal by 6.64% and POL by 5.99%.
· In Kolkata
Port, overall growth was 11.33%. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic
growth of 2.00%. WhereasHaldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered
positive growth of 15.64% which is highest among all the Major Ports.
· During the
period Aprilto May 2018, Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of
traffic i.e. 19.66 Million tonnes (16.91% share), followed by Paradip with
17.43 Million Tonnes (14.99% share), JNPT with 11.70Million Tonnes (10.07%
share), Visakhapatnam with 10.60 Million Tonnes (9.12% share) and Mumbai with
10.16 Million Tonnes (8.74% share). Together, these five ports handled around
60% of Major Port Traffic.
percentage share of POL was maximum i.e. 29.54%, followed by Container
(20.36%), Thermal & Steam Coal (16.58%), Other Misc. Cargo (12.63%), Coking
& Other Coal (7.70%), Iron Ore & Pellets (6.63%), Other Liquid (4.20%),
Finished Fertilizer (1.34%) and FRM (1.03%)