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Indian Thermal Coal Imports Decline by 36% in Apr-May 2020

Coal News - Published on Thu, 11 Jun 2020

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According to the Indian Ports Association, thermal coal imports at India’s major ports saw a 35.9 per cent decline to 12.29 million tonnes in the first two months of 2020-21 and coking coal imports witnessed a dip of 24.0 per cent to 7.47 million tonnes in April and May this year. The ports had handled 19.2 million tonnes of thermal coal and 9.8 million tonnes of coking coal, respectively, in the April-May period of the previous financial year.

India has 12 major ports Kandla, Mumbai, JNPT, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Kamarajar Ennore, VO 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 million tonnes of cargo in the last financial year.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 11 Jun 2020
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