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Major Ports Register Positive Growth of 5.12% In First Half Of FY2019

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The 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. For the period from April '17- September 2018, 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 (19.66%), followed by Cochin(11.51%), (11.12%),Haldia (10.07%) and Deendayal (10.03%). growth was mainly due to increase in traffic of OtherMisc. Cargo by 39.77%, Other Liquids (15.38%), POL by14.67%. and 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 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 Kokata (incl.Haldia) with 29.97 Million Tonnes (8.73%). Together, these five ports handled around 60.62% of

Commodity-wise percentage share of POL was maximum i.e. 33.37%, followed by Container (20.99%), (14.99%), Other Misc. Cargo (10.80%), (7.71%), Iron Ore & Pellets (5.65%), Other Liquid (4.33%), Finished Fertilizer (0.98%) and (1.19%).

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 13:19 IST
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