Cargo handling at 12 major ports in country falls 4.59% to 673 MT in FY21

These ports had dealt with 705 MT, 699 MT and 679 MT cargo in 2019-20, 2018-19 and 2017-18, respectively.

Hit by disruptions brought on by COVID-19, India’s 12 main ports witnessed a Four.59% fall in cargo dealing with to 672.60 million tonnes (MT) within the just-concluded monetary yr, in line with ports’ apex physique Indian Ports Affiliation (IPA).These ports had dealt with 705 MT, 699 MT and 679 MT cargo in 2019-20, 2018-19 and 2017-18, respectively.Lately, Minister of State for Ports, Transport and Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya stated the cargo visitors at 12 main ports declined significantly March onwards because of the hostile affect of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Share variation from earlier yr” in “visitors dealt with at main ports throughout April to March 2021 vis-a-vis April to March 2020” declined Four.59%, the IPA stated in its newest report.Within the wake of the pandemic, sharp declines have been witnessed within the dealing with of containers, coal and POL (petroleum, oil and lubricant), amongst different commodities.All ports, barring Paradip and Mormugao (which recorded 1.65% and 37.06% improve in cargo dealing with to 114.54 MT and 21.95 MT, respectively), noticed destructive development.Cargo dealing with at Kamrajar Port (Ennore) dipped 18.46% throughout April-March 2021 to 25.88 MT, whereas ports like Mumbai and V.O. Chidambaranar noticed their cargo volumes dropping by over 10% throughout the stated interval.Cochin, New Mangalore and Chennai ports suffered a pointy decline of about 7%.JNPT noticed a decline of 5.32% in cargo volumes, whereas Deendayal Port Belief and Kolkata ports logged an over-Four% drop in cargo quantity. Cargo dealing with at Visakhapatnam slipped three.96%.India has 12 main ports below the management of the central authorities — Deendayal (erstwhile Kandla), Mumbai, JNPT, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Kamarajar (earlier Ennore), V.O. Chidambaranar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata (together with Haldia).These ports deal with about 61% of the nation’s whole cargo visitors.

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