The highest growth was registered
by Kamarajar Port (12.18 per cent), followed by Cochin (10.30 per cent),
Paradip (8.31 per cent), New Mangalore (7.88 per cent) and Kolkata [inc.
Haldia] (7.74 per cent)
Kamarajar Port growth was mainly
due to increase in Other Liquids by 20 per cent, Other Misc. Cargo by 13.30 per
cent, POL by 11.30 per cent. and Thermal & Steam Coal by 4.44 per cent .
In Kolkata Port, overall growth was 7.74 per
cent. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 5.13 per cent.
Whereas Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered a growth of 8.89 per cent.
Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled
the highest volume of traffic i.e. 38.76 Million tonnes (16.74% share),
followed by Paradip with 35.68 Million Tonnes (15.41% share), JNPT with 23.25
Million Tonnes (10.05% share), Visakhapatnam with 21.52 Million Tonnes (9.30%
share) and Mumbai with 19.57 Million Tonnes (8.45%). Together, these five ports
handled around 60 per cent of Major Port Traffic.
percentage share of POL was maximum i.e. 32.53%, followed by Container (20.86%), Thermal
& Steam Coal (15.78%), Other Misc. Cargo (10.68%), Coking & Other Coal
(7.61%), Iron Ore & Pellets (6.17%), Other Liquid (4.09%), Finished
Fertilizer (1.36%) and FRM (0.92%).