Indian state ports receive 27.2 mil mt thermal coal in Apr-Jun, up 3.8% on year: IPA


India’s 12 major government-owned ports handled around 27.2 million mt of thermal coal over April-June, up 3.8% from 26.2 million mt in the corresponding period a year ago, according to latest data released by the Indian Ports Association Wednesday.

However, coking coal shipments received by the 12 ports in the first quarter of the current fiscal year 2016-17 (April-March) plunged by 3.7% year on year to 13 million mt, from 13.5 million mt, the data showed.

Paradip port on east coast handled the highest volume of thermal coal during the quarter at 7.5 million mt, steady from a year ago.

Kolkata port, also on the east coast, received the highest coking coal shipments in April-June at around 3.5 million mt, compared to 4.3 million mt in the same period last year, showing a drop of 18.6%.

The 12 ports referred to are Kolkata, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Ennore, Chennai, VO Chidambaranar (Tuticorin), Cochin, New Mangalore, Mormugao, Mumbai, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, or JNPT, and Kandla.

Chennai port and JNPT didn’t receive any coal cargoes during the period under review.

Source: Platts 

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