Cargo Handling Capacity of Ports

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The port-wise cargo handling capacity of Major Ports during 2020-21 is given as under:

Name of Port Capacity 2020-21 (In MTPA)
Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata 90.77
Paradip Port 259.00
Visakhapatnam Port 134.18
Kamarajar Port 91.00
Chennai Port 135.00
V.O. Chidambaranar Port 111.46
Cochin Port 78.60
New Mangalore Port 104.73
Mormugao Port 63.40
Mumbai Port 84.00
Jawaharlal Nehru Port 141.37
Deendayal Port 267.10

During 2020-21, the total capacity of Major Ports was 1560.61 MTPA which was adequate to handle the movement of cargo. The total traffic handled during 2020-21 was 672.68 MT.

Infrastructure development and capacity augmentation of Major Ports is a continuous process. It involves construction of new berths and terminals, mechanization of existing berths and terminals, capital dredging for deepening of drafts for attracting larger vessels, development of road and rail connectivity etc. The details of projects approved / awarded during 2020-21 are as under:-

Name of Port Nos. of project approved / awarded Investment

(Rs. in crore)

Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata 2 289.30
Paradip Port 1 3,004.63
Kamarajar Port 1 153.50
V.O. Chidambaranar Port 1 22.40
Cochin Port 3 31.35
New Mangalore Port 1 2.50
Mormugao Port 1 101.72
Mumbai Port 2 517.44
Jawaharlal Nehru Port 1 58.00
Deendayal Port 2 86.10

This information was given by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply in Lok Sabha

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