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Growth at Major ports surge 5.12% for April-Sept.’18

The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 5.12% and together handled 343.26 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to September, 2018 as against 326.54 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.
As per an official release from the ministry of shipping nine major ports (Kolkata (incl.Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic.

Cargo traffic handled at Major Ports
The highest growth was registered by Kamarajar Port (19.66%), followed by Cochin(11.51%), Paradip (11.12%),Haldia (10.07%) and Deendayal (10.03%)
It was stated that the growth at Kamarajar Port was mainly due to increase in traffic of  other miscellaneous Cargo by 39.77%, Other Liquids (15.38%), POL by14.67%. and Thermal & Steam Coal by 11.34%.
During the period April to September 2018, Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 58.63 Million tonnes (17.08% share), followed by Paradip with 52.90 Million Tonnes (15.41% share), JNPT with 34.81 Million Tonnes (10.14% share), Visakhapatnam with 31.76 Million Tonnes (9.25% share) and Kolkata (incl.Haldia) with 29.97 Million Tonnes (8.73%). Together, these five ports handled around 60.62% of Major Port Traffic.
Commodity-wise the percentage share of POL (petroleum, oil and Lubricants) was maximum i.e. 33.37%, followed by Container (20.99%), Thermal & Steam Coal (14.99%), Other Misc. Cargo (10.80%), Coking & Other Coal (7.71%), Iron Ore & Pellets (5.65%), Other Liquid (4.33%), Finished Fertilizer (0.98%) and FRM (1.19%).

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