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Indian Thermal Coal Imports in April Shrink 30%

Coal News - Published on Wed, 27 May 2020

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The Indian Ports Association, which maintains cargo data handled by these 12 ports, in its latest report said that thermal coal imports at India's 12 major ports saw a 30.5 per cent plunge at 7.8 million tonnes in the first month of the current fiscal as compared to 11.27 million tonnes of thermal coal in the same month of 2018-19. Imports of coking and other coal too declined 17.07 per cent at 4.27 million tonnes during the month as compared to 5.15 million tonnes of coking coal in the corresponding month last fiscal. Ports like JNPT, Chennai, Cochin and Kamrajar witnessed huge decline in cargo handling. Chennai Port saw a massive 38.17 per cent fall in cargo handling to 2.44 million tonnes and JNPT by 33.97 per cent to 3.95 million tonnes in April. Cargo handling at Cochin port slipped 33.73 per cent to 1.87 million tonnes, and Kamrajar Port 30.03 per cent to 2.08 million tonnes

India has 12 major ports Kandla, Mumbai, JNPT, Marmugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Kamarajar Ennore, V O Chidambarnar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata including Haldia, which handle approximately 61 per cent of the country's total cargo traffic.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 27 May 2020
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