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April-May thermal coal volumes at key Indian ports up 1% on year

India’s 12 major government-owned ports handled around 19.53 million mt thermal coal during the first two months of this current fiscal year, which began April 1, up 1% from the same period a year ago, according to latest data released by Indian Ports Association, or IPA.

Coking coal shipments, however, went up by 15.4% year on year to 9.96 million mt, the data showed.

Paradip port on the east coast handled the highest volume of thermal coal shipments during April-May at 5.48 million mt, down 4.8% year on year.

Kolkata port, also on the east coast, received the highest coking coal shipments during April-May at 3.32 million mt, up 28.6% year on 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, Cochin and JNPT did not receive any coal during the period.
Source: Platts

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