Download as PDF Print
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SHIPPING
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3062
ANSWERED ON:  29.11.2010
CARGO TRAFFIC AT PORTS
SUPRIYA SULE
HARISCHANDRA DEORAM CHAVAN
KACHHADIA NARANBHAI
Will the Minister of



SHIPPING be pleased to state:-




(a)  the details of cargo traffic handled by each port during the last three years, year-wise;

(b) whether any steps has been taken to construct additional berths/terminal in any port during 2010-11 including Kandala Porbandar Veraval and Hazira in the context of cargo handling;

(c) if so, the present status and details thereof;

(d) whether major ports have shown decline in growth rate whereas minor ports have actually recorded four fold increase in terms of traffic growth; and

(e) if so, the steps being taken to increase efficiency of major ports?


ANSWER

MINISTER OF SHIPPING (SHRI G.K. VASAN)

(a): Information is enclosed at Annexure “A”.

(b) & (c): Ministry of Shipping has formulated a National Maritime Development Programme (NMDP) for development of Port and Shipping Sector in the country. Under NMDP, the projects relating to construction of new berths/terminals, mechanization, up-gradation of equipments, deepening of channels and port connectivity are taken up. In the major ports, 276 projects covering the entire gamut of activities, as mentioned above, have been included in the programme. These projects are at different stages of implementation.

So far as Porbandar, Veraval and Hazira ports are concerned, they all are non-major ports which fall under the control of the State Government concerned.

(d): No, Madam. Major ports have not shown decline in growth rate over the years. The traffic handled by the Major Ports in 2009-10 was 560.98 Million Tonne as compared to 519.15 Million Tonne in 2007-08, which is an increase of 8.06%.

(e): Does not arise.

ANNEXURE “A”

Name of the Port		Traffic (in Million Tonnes)
		       2007-08	       2008-09	       2009-10

Kolkata 13.74 12.43 13.05 Haldia 43.54 41.79 33.25 Paradip 42.44 46.41 57.01 Visakhapatnam 64.60 63.91 65.50 Ennore 11.56 11.50 10.70 Chennai 57.15 57.49 61.06 Tuticorin 21.48 22.01 23.79 Cochin 15.81 15.23 17.43 New Mangalore 36.02 36.69 35.53 Mormugao 35.13 41.68 48.85 Mumbai 57.04 51.88 54.54 JNPT# 55.75 57.29 60.75 Kandla 64.89 72.23 79.52 TOTAL 519.15 530.54 560.98
# Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust


Developed and Hosted by National Informatics Centre (NIC)
Content on this website is published, managed & maintained by Software Unit, Computer (HW & SW) Management. Branch, Lok Sabha Secretariat