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Indian Thermal Coal Imports Drop 35% in Apr-Jun Quarter

Coal News - Published on Wed, 15 Jul 2020

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According to the Indian Ports' Association, thermal coal imports at India's 12 major ports dropped 34.70 per cent to 17.71 million tonnes in the first quarter of the current fiscal. Impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, coking coal imports too witnessed a decline 28.49 per cent to 10.69 million tonnes in the quarter. These ports had handled 27.13 million tonnes of thermal coal and 14.95 million tonnes of coking coal in the April-June period of the previous financial year.

The IPA, which maintains cargo data handled by these ports, in its latest report said percentage variation from the previous year" in thermal coal and coking coal handling was 34.70 per cent and 28.49 per cent, respectively.

India has 12 major ports -- Kandla, Mumbai, JNPT, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Kamarajar (Ennore), V O Chidambaranar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata (including Haldia) -- that handle about 61 per cent of the country's total cargo traffic.

These 12 ports had handled 705 MT of cargo in the last financial year.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 15 Jul 2020
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