For April until June 2018, nine ports - Kolkata including Haldia, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal (Kandla) Port have registered positive growth in traffic.
The highest growth was registered by Kamarajar Port (11.93%), followed by Kolkata including Haldia (10.21%), Paradip (9%), Cochin (7.85%) and Visakhapatnam (7.24%)
Kamarajar Port's growth is due to the increase of Other Liquids by 29.63%, Other Misc. Cargo by 15.06%, POL by 7.51% and Thermal & Steam Coal by 4.93% .
In Kolkata Port, the growth was 10.21%. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered a traffic growth of 2.82%, while Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered growth of 13.49% which is the highest among all the Major Ports.
In addition, from April to June 2018, Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 29.13 Million tonnes, followed by Paradip with 26.64 Million Tonnes, JNPT with 17.37 Million Tonnes, Visakhapatnam with 16.20 Million Tonnes and Kolkata including Haldia with 15.13 Million Tonnes. These five ports handled about 60% of Major Port Traffic.
As far as commodities are concerned, POL was handled most with 30.36%, followed by Container (20.36%), Thermal & Steam Coal (16.26%), Other Misc. Cargo (12.41%), Coking & Other Coal (7.49%), Iron Ore & Pellets (6.47%), Other Liquid (4.06%), Finished Fertilizer (1.42%) and FRM (0.9%).