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India: Major Ports Register Positive Growth Of 4.58%

The Major Ports in India have recorded a growth of 4.58% and together handled 560.97 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April 2017 to January, 2018 as against 536.41 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.


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For the period from April 2017 to January 2018, Eight Ports i.e. Kolkata including Haldia, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic.


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Cargo traffic handled at Major Ports:

  • The highest growth was registered by Cochin Port (18.36%), followed by Paradip (16.01%), Kolkata [incl. Haldia] (13.47%), New Mangalore (7.37%) and JNPT (5.95%).
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    Cochin Port growth was mainly due to increase in traffic of POL (24.54%), Containers (11.45%) and other Misc. Cargo (1.02%).

  • In Kolkata Port, overall growth was 13.47% . Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 1.12%. Whereas Haldia Dock Complex  (HDC) registered positive growth of 19.63% which is highest among all the Major Ports.
  • During the period April 2017 to January 2018, Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 90.99 Million tonnes (16.22% share), followed by Paradip with 84.57 Million Tonnes (15.08% share), JNPT with 54.52 Million Tonnes (9.72% share), Mumbai with 52.71 Million Tonnes (9.40% share), and Visakhapatnam with 52.44 Million Tonnes (9.35% share). Together, these five ports handled around 60% of Major Port Traffic.

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  • Commodity-wise percentage share of POL was  maximum i.e. 33.74%, followed by Container  (19.70%), Thermal & Steam Coal (13.72%),  Other Misc. Cargo (12.09%), Coking & Other  Coal (7.60%), Iron Ore & Pellets (6.72%), Other  Liquid (4.15%), Finished Fertilizer (1.17%) and   FRM (1.11%).

Reference: PIB

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