Indian Ports Register 3.11% Growth
Major ports in India together handled 578.86 Million Tonnes (MT) of cargo during April-January 2019, representing a growth of 3.11 per cent, an official statement said.
The major ports had handled 561.39 MT cargo in the corresponding period of previous fiscal, the Ministry of Shipping said in a statement.
"The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.11 per cent and together handled 578.86 MT of cargo during the period April to January, 2019 as against 561.39 MT handled during the corresponding period of previous year," it said.
Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled highest volume of traffic of 94.55 mt with 16.33% share. It is followed by Paradip with 89.98 mt (15.54% share), JNPT with 58.6 mt (10.12% share), Visakhapatnam with 54.73 mt (9.45% share) and Kolkata (inc. Haldia) with 52.18 mt (9.01% share). Together, these ports handled around 60% of Major Port Traffic.
For the period from April 2018 - January 2019, Nine Ports Kolkata (incl. Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic. 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%.