Though port-led development at Enayam is yet to take off in a big way, for the first time Kamarajar port has registered the highest growth among nine ports in the country.
The Kamarajar port registered a highest growth of 17.24 per cent followed by followed by Deendayal Port (11.16 per cent), Paradip (10.93 per cent), Cochin (10.13 per cent) and Kolkata (9.01 per cent).
The Major ports in India have recorded a growth of 5.13 per cent and together handled 288.38 million tonnes of cargo during the period April to August, 2018 as against 274.32 million tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.
For the period from April-August 2018, nine Ports Kolkata (incl. Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic.
Kamarajar Port growth was mainly due to increase in other miscellaneous cargo by 24.98 per cent, other liquids by 20.45 per cent, POL by 13.82 per cent and Thermal & Steam Coal by 8.8 per cent. In Kolkata port, overall growth was 9.01 per cent.
Kolkata Dock System (KDS) registered traffic growth of 6.54 per cent. Whereas Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered a growth of 10.13 per cent.
During the period April to August 2018, Deendayal (Kandla) Port handled the highest volume of traffic i.e. 48.9 million tonnes (16.95 per cent share), followed by Paradip with 44.79 million tonnes (15.53% share), followed by JNPT with 28.99 million tonnes (10.05 per cent share), Visakhapatnam with 26.94 million tonnes (9.34 per cent share), Kolkata (Incl. Haldia) with 25.44 million tonnes (8.82 per cent share). Together, these ports handled around 61 per cent of major port traffic.