Deendayal Port Trust (Kandla) handled more than 117.5 million metric tonnes
(MMT) of cargo during Financial Year 2020-21 despite the Corona pandemic and two cargo berths taken
out of traffic for maintenance for the major part of the financial year. The
port had handled 122.61 MMT during FY 2019-20; the decrease between the two
years was hardly 5 Million metric tones.
The port handled dry cargo (including containers) to the tune of 536.30 lakh MTs in FY
2020-21 Liquids were 148.16 lakh MTs .
The nearby Vadinar port handled 480.33 lakh MTs
Transhipment cargo was 10.79 lakh MTs.
The container terminal at the port has handled around 5.15 lakh TEUs in FY
2020-21 .This was the first time the port crossed 5 lakh TEUs in container
port administration congratulated the port users, Board of Trustees, officers,
employees and unions for their support and cooperation in achieving the
significant landmark of over 117 MMT, according to a port release.