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Major ports register positive growth of 4.13% during April to July, 2018 vis-a-vis the same period last year

The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 4.13 per cent and together handled 231.48  MillionTonnes of cargo during the period April to July, 2018 as against 222.29 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.During this periodnine Major Ports -Kolkata (incl. Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic. 


Cargo traffic handled at Major Ports

        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.

Commodity-wise 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%).




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