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Coal, crude oil spike lead port cargo charge in FY23, shows govt data

Growth in bulk segments, but grey clouds hover over container cargo

Direct-port-delivery effect
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Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
India’s state-owned ports have registered a strong growth during the 11 months of the ongoing financial year due to enhanced supply of imported coal, increased coastal shipping of domestic coal, and rising crude oil imports.

Data released by the government shows that cargo growth in FY23 has been 9.4 per cent, with total volumes at 711 million tonnes (mt).

This growth has come despite slow international trade for the majority of this fiscal year, as the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war was seen across commodities. 

Overseas cargo handled at major ports increased by 10.2 per cent to 546.88 mt during

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First Published: Mar 21 2023 | 8:27 PM IST

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