Indian Ports Register Positive Growth of 5.13%
The Major ports in India have recorded a growth of 5.13% and together handled 288.38 MTof cargo during the period April to August, 2018 as against 274.32 MThandled during the corresponding period of previous year.
For the period from April-August 2018, nine Ports Kolkata, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Shipping, the highest growth was registered by Kamarajar Port (17.24%), followed by Deendayal Port (11.16%), Paradip (10.93%), Cochin (10.13%) and Kolkata (9.01%).
Kamarajar Port growth was mainly due to increase in Other Misc. cargo by 24.98%, other liquids by 20.45%, POL by 13.82% and Thermal & Steam Coal by 8.8 %.
In Kolkata Port, overall growth was 9.01%. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 6.54%. Whereas Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered a growth of 10.13%.
During the period April to August 2018, Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 48.9 MT (16.95% share), followed by Paradip with 44.79 MT (15.53% share), followed by JNPT with 28.99 MT (10.05 % share), Visakhapatnam with 26.94 MT (9.34% share), Kolkata (including Haldia) with 25.44 MT (8.82% share). Together, these ports handled around 61% of Major Port Traffic.