India: Major Ports Register Positive Growth Of 3.11%

The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.11% and together handled 578.86 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to January, 2019 as against 561.39 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year. For the period from April’18- January 2019, Nine Ports Kolkata (incl. Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, 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 Kamarajar Port (15.56%), followed by Kolkata [inc. Haldia] (9.86%), Cochin (8 %), JNPT (7.46%) and Paradip(6.4%)
  • Kamarajar Port growth was mainly due to increase in traffic of Container (21.7%), Other Misc. Cargo (41.23%), Other Liquids (11.63%),POL(9.14%) and Thermal & Steam Coal (5.18%).
  • In Kolkata Port, overall growth was 9.86%. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 4.68%. Whereas Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered a growth of 12.11%
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During the period April’18 to January 2019, Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 94.55 Million tonnes (16.33% share), followed by Paradip with 89.98 Million Tonnes (15.54% share), JNPT with 58.6 Million Tonnes (10.12% share), Visakhapatnam with 54.73 Million Tonnes (9.45% share) and Kolkata (inc. Haldia) with 52.18 Millon Tonnes (9.01% share). Together, these ports handled around 60% of Major Port Traffic.

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Commodity-wise percentage share of POL was maximum i.e. 33.35%, followed by Container (20.8%), Thermal & Steam Coal (14.95%), Other Misc. Cargo (10.51%), Coking & Other Coal (8.26%), Iron Ore & Pellets (5.71%), Other Liquid (4.20%), Finished Fertilizer (1.21%) and FRM (1.01%).


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