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Thermal coal handled at India’s state-owned ports Apr-Oct falls 13% on year

India’s 12 major state-owned ports handled about 49.06 million mt of thermal coal during April-October, down 13% year on year, Indian Ports Association data released Friday showed.

Coking coal shipments received at the 12 ports in the first seven months of fiscal 2017-2018 stood at 29 million mt, up 1.8% on the year, the data showed.

Paradip port on the east coast handled the highest volume of thermal coal shipments during the period at 14.09 million mt, down 11% on the year.

It also received the highest volume of coking coal, 7.15 million mt, up 14% from April-October last year.

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

Chennai and JNPT did not receive any coal over April-October.

Source: Platts

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