The Major ports in
India have recorded a growth of 5.13 per cent and together
handled 288.38 Million Tons of cargo during the period April to August, 2018 as
against 274.32 Million Tons handled during the corresponding period of previous
For the period from April-August
2018, nine 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 (17.24 per
cent), followed by Deendayal Port (11.16 per cent), Paradip (10.93 per cent),
Cochin (10.13 per cent) and Kolkata (9.01 per cent).
Kamarajar Port growth was mainly due
to increase in Other Misc. cargo by 24.98 per cent, other liquids by 20.45 per
cent, POL by 13.82 per cent and Thermal & Steam Coal by 8.8 per cent.
In Kolkata Port, overall growth was
9.01 per cent. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 6.54 per
cent. Whereas Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered a growth of 10.13 per cent.
During the period April to August
2018, Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 48.9
Million tons (16.95 per cent share), followed by Paradip with 44.79 Million
tons (15.53 per cent share), followed by JNPT with 28.99 Million Tons (10.05
per cent share), Visakhapatnam with 26.94 Million Tons (9.34 per cent share),
Kolkata (Incl. Haldia) with 25.44 Million Tons (8.82 per cent share). Together,
these ports handled around 61 per cent of Major Port Traffic.
share of POL was maximum i.e. 33.09 per cent, followed by Container (20.83 per
cent), Thermal & Steam Coal (15.36 per cent), Other Misc. Cargo (10.63 per
cent), Coking & Other Coal (7.74 per cent), Iron Ore & Pellets (5.77
per cent), Other Liquid (4.41 per cent), Finished Fertilizer (1.27 per cent.