In the 9-month period April-November 2018, India’s major ports registered a traffic growth rate of 4.83%. Overall, the 9 ports handled 361.21 million tons of cargo compared with 439.96 million tons in the corresponding months of 2017.
All of the ports – Kolkata, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal – registered positive growth rates. However, the fastest growing of the 9 ports was Kamarajar (formerly Ennore), where cargo throughput was 20.15% higher. This was followed by Cochin (+11.73%), Paradip (+9.73%), Kolkata (+8.52%) and Deendayal (+7.37%) Kamarajar’s growth was mainly due to significant increases in container traffic, as well as movements of liquid bulk and coal.
During the period April to November 2018, Deendayal Port handled the highest volume in total, at 77.33 million tons, giving it a 16.77% market share, followed by Paradip with 71.30 million tons and JNPT with 46.40 million tons.