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India’s ports see overall rise in coal throughput

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World Coal,

India’s major ports handled 35.9 million t of thermal coal between April and July, according to data from the Indian Ports Association (IPA), a rise of 0.76% on the same period in 2015. The ports also handled 17.4 million t of coking coal over the period, a 0.57% rise.

The Port of Paradip – India’s largest coal-handling port – saw its volumes of thermal coal fall, however, to 10.1 million t from 10.2 million t in 2015. Its coking coal throughput increased significantly to 3.6 million t – an increase of 18.0% on last year.

Overall cargo handling at Paradip – which is also the largest handler of fertilizer raw materials – rose 17.75% to 28.7 million t.

Rises in thermal coal throughput were also registered at the ports of V.O.Chidambaranar, New Mangalore, Kandla and Mormugao, where coal handling jumped by 62.7% to 1.1 million t. Coking coal throughput meanwhile rose as New Mangalore, Mormugao, Mumbai and Kandla.

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