Nitin Gadkari said that India making its presence felt on the global maritime map.
Significant Ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.46 % and together managed 439.66 million tonnes of cargo during the period of Apr to Nov 2017 as against 424.96 million tonnes of cargo managed during the corresponding interval of the year before.
For the period of April-November 2017, nine ports [Kolkata (including Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, Mumbai, JNPT and Deendayal Port] have registered positive growth in traffic.
Cargo traffic managed at the Significant Ports
* The maximum growth was authorized by Cochin Port (17.93 %), followed by Paradip (13.13 %), Kolkata (incl. Haldia) (12.64 %), New Mangalore (7.07 %) and JNPT (5.69 %).
* Cochin Port’s growth was mainly due to increase in traffic of POL (25.15 %) and bins (10.46 %). There was a decrease in traffic of other fluids (-26.24 %), fertilizer raw materials (-23.33 %), completed fertilisers (-11.76 %) and other misc. freight (-1.19 %).
* In Kolkata Port, overall growth was 12.64 %. Kolkata Dock System (KDS) authorized traffic growth and growth of 4.33 %, while Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) registered positive growth of 16.70 %.
* During the period Apr to Nov 2017, Deendayal Port managed the maximum volume of traffic, i.e. 72.03 million tonnes (16.38 % share), followed by Paradip with 64.97 million tonnes (14.78 % share), JNPT with 43.26 million tonnes (9.84 % share), Mumbai with 42.33 million tonnes (9.63 % share) and Visakhapatnam with 40.95 million tonnes (9.31 % share). Together, these five ports managed around 60 % of Significant Port traffic.
The commodity-wise percentage discuss of POL was maximum, i.e. 34.02 %, followed by package (19.89 %), heat and vapor fossil fuel (13.07 %), other misc. freight (12.37 %), coking and other fossil fuel (7.47 %), iron ore and pellets (6.58 %), other liquid (4.22 %), completed fertilizer (1.28 %) and FRM (1.10 %).
The Secretary of state for Delivery has taken significant progress in the last three years to create India’s presence felt on the worldwide historic map. Various measures have been taken to offer a substantial legal structure, create capabilities, provide abilities to people, and and then create an allowing business environment for growth and growth of the historic industry in the country, stressed an official release.
Recently, Mr Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, had set the basis stone of a Rs 970-crore International Deliver Fix Facility (ISRF) at Cochin Shipyard, which will create Cochin a worldwide ship repair hub. Giving a boost to the historic industry under Sagarmala, an outstanding Center of Quality in Maritime and Deliver Building (CEMS) is also being set up with campuses at Visakhapatnam and Mumbai, which will offer industry-relevant skill development, and provide students with employable engineering and technical skills in the main harbour and maritime sector.
These steps have lead in India gaining popularity in the worldwide historic field. In the recent elections to the IMO Council, India secured the second most of ballots and was re-elected in Category B, i.e. states with the biggest interest in worldwide seaborne trade. The IMO Council includes 40 member countries. Mr Gadkari described it as a proud moment for the country, the release said.