Deendayal Port Trust (Kandla) retains prime position among the state owned ports by handling 117.5 MMT in 2020-21 financial year

2021-04-05 10:50:21 Indian Ports News

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 handling.

The 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.

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