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    Major Ports Show 1.78 % Growth in Cargo Traffic


    Cargo handling in major ports of India was up by 1.78 percent to 56.81 million tonnes (MT) in the month of April 2018 from 55.82 MT in the same month last year as per a statement released by the ministry of shipping.

    Major Ports Show 1.78 % Growth in Cargo Traffic

    "The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 1.78% and together handled 56.81 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April 2018 as against 55.82  Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year," said the statement.

    The ports that have registered a positive growth include Kolkata (including Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Mumbai) and Deendayal.

    Highlights of Cargo Traffic in April 2018

    1. Highest growth in traffic handled in an ascending order:

    Port Percentage Growth
    Kolkata 12.56
    Kamarajar 12.08
    New Mangalore 11.41
    Paradip 11.12
    Chennai 7.55

    2. Volume of traffic handled

    Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of 9.32 million tonnes (16.41% share) in the month of April 2018.

    Port Volume (MT) Percentage Share
    Deendayal (Kandla) 9.32 16.41
    Paradip 8.15 14.35
    JNPT 5.89 10.37
    Visakhapatnam 5.13 9.03
    Mumbai 4.98 8.76

    Together, these five ports handled around 60% of all the major port traffic.

    3. Commodity-wise percentage share

    Commodity Percentage Share
    POL 28.3
    Container 20.88
    Thermal & Steam Coal 17.06
    Other Misc. Cargo 13.17
    Coking & Other Coal 7.41
    Iron Ore & Pellets 6.98
    Other Liquid 4.29
    Finished Fertilizer 1.02
    FRM 0.89

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    Story first published: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 16:36 [IST]
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