The Hindu Business Line reported that Coal shipments, both thermal/steam and coking coal, handled by the 12 state-run ports saw a jump in the first half of FY19. The ports handled 51.452 million tonne of thermal and steam coal in the April-September period, against 41.473 million tonne in the same period a year ago, registering a growth of 24.06 per cent. The ports handled 26.459 million tonne of coking coal during the period (against 24.266 million tonne a year earlier), clocking a growth of 9.04 per cent
Paradip Port Trust in Odisha handled the highest thermal and steam coal during the first half at 16.009 million tonne, from 12.116 million tonne last year.
Kamarajar Port Ltd, India’s only Central government-owned port that is run as a company, in Tamil Nadu handled 11.799 million tonne (10.597 million tonne).
Deendayal Port Trust in Gujarat handled 8.133 million tonne (5.538 million tonne).
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s biggest private port operator, posted a 13 per cent growth in coal loadings during the first half handling 32.23 million tonne of coal (both thermal steam and coking) compared to 28.49 million tonne a year earlier.
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