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Indian ports’ Apr-Aug thermal coal handling volume drops 19% on year: IPA


India's 12 major government-owned ports handled about 35.12 million mt of thermal coal over April-August, down 18.6% from the corresponding period a year ago, latest data by the Indian Ports Association showed.

Coking coal shipments in the first five months of fiscal 2017-2018 were flat year on year at 20.51 million mt, the data showed.

Paradip port on the east coast handled the highest volume of thermal coal shipments during the five-month period at 10.43 million mt, falling 14% year on year.

Paradip port also received the highest coking coal shipments over April-August at 5 million mt, up 19% year on year.

The 12 ports are Kolkata, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Ennore, Chennai, VO Chidambaranar in Tuticorin, Cochin, New Mangalore, Mormugao, Mumbai, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and Kandla. Chennai and JNPT did not receive any coal over April-August.

Source: Platts 

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