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Major ports register positive growth of 5.12 per cent during April to September, 2018 as against the same period last year

The Major Ports in India have recorded a growth of 5.12 per cent and together handled 343.26 Million Tons of cargo during the period April to September, 2018 as against 326.54 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.

For the period from April 17- September 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 (19.66 percent), followed by Cochin(11.51 per cent), Paradip (11.12 per cent),Haldia (10.07 per cent) and Deendayal (10.03 per cent)

        Kamarajar Port growth was mainly due to increase in traffic of  OtherMisc. Cargo by 39.77 per cent, Other Liquids (15.38 percent), POL by 14.67 per cent. and Thermal & Steam Coal by 11.34 per cent.


During the period April to September 2018, Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 58.63 Million tonnes (17.08 per cent share), followed by Paradip with 52.90 Million Tonnes (15.41per cent share), JNPT with 34.81 Million Tonnes (10.14 per cent share), Visakhapatnam with 31.76 Million Tonnes (9.25 per cent share) and Kokata (incl.Haldia) with 29.97 Million Tonnes (8.73 per cent). Together, these five ports handled around 60.62 per cent of Major Port Traffic.


        Commodity-wise percentage share of POL was maximum i.e. 33.37 per cent, followed by Container (20.99 per cent), Thermal & Steam Coal (14.99 per cent), Other Misc. Cargo (10.80 per cent), Coking & Other Coal (7.71 per cent), Iron Ore & Pellets (5.65 per cent), Other Liquid (4.33 percent), Finished Fertilizer (0.98 per cent) and FRM (1.19 per cent).


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