In the history of all major ports in the country, the Paradip Port has logged the highest ever monthly cargo throughput with an all-time cargo handling record of 12.6 MMT(Million Metric Tonnes) in December 2022.
The PPA (Paradip Port Authority) is all set to aim for another all time record cargo handling of more than 125 MMT in the current fiscal year which will end in April 2023. Till December, 2022 PPA has handled 96.81 MMT cargo against 83.6 MMT in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year. Various system improvement measures, introduced by the port during this year, fuelled growth to the tune of 15.5% over last year.
Coastal Thermal Coal handling has shown a remarkable 58.11% growth in comparison to previous fiscal and it also constitutes about 31.56% of total cargo volume handled at the Port. Paradip port is emerging as a coastal shipping hub of the country and has plans even to coastal ship thermal coal to power houses, located in Rajasthan, UP and Haryana.
P.L. Haranadh, the chairman of PPA congratulated the port team for this ‘magnificent performance”.