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Major Ports mark positive growth of 2.41% in first two months of FY 2018-19

June 11, 2018: The Major Ports in India have recorded a growth of 2.41 percent and together handled 116.26 million tonnes of cargo during the period April to May, 2018 as against 113.52 million tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.

Major Ports register positive growth of 2.41%
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June 11, 2018: The Major Ports in India have recorded a growth of 2.41 percent and together handled 116.26 million tonnes of cargo during the period April to May, 2018 as against 113.52 million tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.

For the period from April- May 2018, Nine Ports (Kolkata (including Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayalhave registered positive growth in traffic.

The highest growth was registered by Kamarajar Port (11.69 percent), followed by Kolkata[incl. Haldia] (11.33 percent), Cochin(8.70 percent), Paradip (7.61 percent) and New Mangalore (6.66 percent).

Kamarajar Port growth was mainly due to increase in Other Miscellaneous Cargo by 28.16 percent, Other Liquids by 16.67 percent, Thermal & Steam Coal by 6.64 percent and POL by 5.99 percent.

In Kolkata Port, overall growth was 11.33 percent. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 2.00 percent. Whereas Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered positive growth of 15.64 percent which is highest among all the major ports.

During the period April to May 2018, Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 19.66 million tonnes (16.91 percent share), followed by Paradip with 17.43 million tonnes (14.99 percent share), JNPT with 11.70 million tonnes (10.07 percent share), Visakhapatnam with 10.60 million tonnes (9.12 percent share) and Mumbai with 10.16 million tonnes (8.74 percent share). Together, these five ports handled around 60 percent of major port traffic.

Commodity-wise percentage share of POL was maximum i.e. 29.54 percent, followed by Container (20.36 percent), Thermal & Steam Coal (16.58 percent), Other Miscellaneous Cargo (12.63 percent), Coking & Other Coal (7.70 percent), Iron Ore & Pellets (6.63 percent), Other Liquid (4.20 percent), Finished Fertilizer (1.34 percent) and FRM (1.03 percent).



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