You are here: HomeCorporateMajor Ports register positive growth of 5.13%

Major Ports register positive growth of 5.13%

Published in Corporate Friday, 07 September 2018 16:58


The Major ports in India have recorded a growth of 5.13% and together handled 288.38 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to August, 2018 as against 274.32 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.

For the period from April-August 2018, nine 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 (17.24%), followed by Deendayal Port (11.16%), Paradip (10.93%), Cochin (10.13%) and Kolkata (9.01%).

•Kamarajar Port growth was mainly due to increase in Other Misc. cargo by 24.98%, other liquids by 20.45%, POL by 13.82% and Thermal & Steam Coal by 8.8 %.

•In Kolkata Port, overall growth was 9.01%. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 6.54%. Whereas Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered a growth of 10.13%.


During the period April to August 2018, Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 48.9 Million tonnes (16.95% share), followed by Paradip with 44.79 Million tonnes (15.53% share), followed by JNPT with 28.99 Million Tonnes (10.05 % share), Visakhapatnam with 26.94 Million Tonnes (9.34% share), Kolkata (Incl. Haldia) with 25.44 Million Tonnes (8.82% share). Together, these ports handled around 61% of Major Port Traffic.



 Commodity-wise percentage share of POL was maximum i.e. 33.09%, followed by Container (20.83%), Thermal & Steam Coal (15.36%), Other Misc. Cargo (10.63%), Coking & Other Coal (7.74%), Iron Ore & Pellets (5.77%), Other Liquid (4.41%), Finished Fertilizer (1.27%) and FRM (0.9%).




Leave a comment

Market Data


Business Digest August September 2018

Current Issue

Previous Issues

Editors Pick

Kochi leads India with highest Auto Rickshaw usage: Ola Mobility Institute’s Ease of Moving Index

Kochi leads Ind...

    ●The ‘Ease of Moving Index’, a rec...

Thomas Mathew ( Pala) Trust donates Rs. 5 lakh  to flood- affected poor families

Thomas Mathew (...

    Kochi- based Thomas Mathew ( Pala)...

Indian Railways and GAIL ink MoU

Indian Railways...

  Paving way for optimisation based on ...

Geojit donates first instalment  of its contribution to CM's Relief Fund

Geojit donates ...

      In solidarity with the people o...