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Major Ports register positive growth of 3.77%

During April to December, 2018* vis-a-vis last year

The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.77% and together handled 518.6 Million Tons of cargo during the period April to December, 2018 as against 499.7 Million Tons handled during the corresponding period of previous year.

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The highest growth was registered by Kamarajar Port (18.38%), followed by Cochin (8.92%), Kolkata [inc. Haldia] (8.74%) Paradip (8.11%), and JNPT (7.39%)

Kamarajar Port growth was mainly due to increase in traffic of Container (41.20%), Other Misc. Cargo (46.66%), POL (9.53%)  Thermal & Steam Coal (8.75%) and Other Liquids (7.5%),.

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In Kolkata Port, overall growth was 8.74%. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 0.42%. Whereas Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered a growth of 12.42%.

During the period April to December 2018, Deendayal  (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 84.91 Million tonnes (16.37% share), followed by Paradip with 80.43 Million Tonnes (15.51% share), JNPT with 52.53 Million Tonnes (10.13% share), Visakhapatnam with 49.28 Million Tonnes (9.5% share) and Kolkata (inc. Haldia)  with 45.82 Millon Tonnes (8.83% share). Together, these ports handled around 60% of Major Port Traffic.

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Commodity-wise percentage share of POL was maximum i.e. 33.20%, followed by Container (20.8%), Thermal & Steam Coal (15.09%), Other Misc. Cargo (10.48%), Coking & Other Coal (8.27%), Iron Ore & Pellets (5.75%), Other Liquid (4.23%), Finished Fertilizer (1.23%) and FRM (0.94%).

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