Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Deendayal Port crosses 100 MMT in cargo handling

Significant indication that economy is bouncing back to achieve pre-COVID times: Shri Mansukh Mandaviya

Posted On: 19 FEB 2021 2:31PM by PIB Delhi

Deendayal Port Trust, one of the 12 Major Ports of India, has crossed 100 MMT (Million Metric Tons) in cargo handling. Deendayal Port, erstwhile known as Kandla Port, is situated in Kutch, Gujarat.

Deendayal Port handled 13.25 MMT of liquid cargo and 43.76 MMT of Dry cargo & containers at Kandla. It also handled 43.30 MMT at Vadinar (which includes transhipment), the containerized cargo crossed 4.50 lakh TEU during this period, grossing a total of 100 MMT overall. Major commodities handled by the Deendayal Port are Crude Oil, Petroleum product, Coal, Salt, Edible Oil, Fertilizer, Sugar, Timber, Soya bean, Wheat.

This major achievement can be attributed to the user-friendly approach of port with the Shipping fraternity / stakeholders and constant consultations with them to improve Ease of Doing Business.

Shri Mansukh  Mandaviya, Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways (I/C) appreciated the efforts taken by Deendayal Port and added that it is indeed the major achievements in the challenging COVID times and it is significant indication that economy is bouncing back to achieve pre-COVID times.

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