Paradip Port Trust has handled 23.13 million tonnes of cargo till last month in the current financial year as compared to 16.19 million tonnes of cargo handled during the corresponding period of the previous year. This is an increase of 42.83 per cent and 8.64 pc over the target fixed for the period.
Paradip Port Trust has handled 6.13 million tonnes of cargo during the month of July as compared to 4.45 million tonnes handled in the corresponding month of previous year which is 37.66 pc higher and also 17.42 pc higher over the target fixed for the month. During July, 2.15 million tonnes cargo was exported and 3.98 million tonnes cargo was imported through the Port.
During this period of the current financial year, Thermal Coal traffic has exhibited a growth of 61.86 pc. Similarly, POL Traffic has increased by 20.54 pc, iron ore traffic registered a growth of 112.48 pc, fertiliser raw materials 28.10 pc, coking coal 17.37 and other cargo traffic grew by 60 pc compared to the same period of previous year. Paradip Port has retained achieving the second highest position in terms of cargo handled and also in terms of percentage of growth in traffic among all the major ports till the end of July. A record quantity of 6,129,131 tonnes of total traffic was handled during the month of July surpassing the previous monthly record of 5,861,503 tonnes during the month January this year.