Kolkata Port handled 63.763 million tonnes (mt) of traffic in 2018-19 creating an all time record in the history of the port surpassing the previous highest of 57.891 mt handled in 2017-18. KoPT registered a high growth of 10.14% over traffic handled in 2017-18, which was the 2nd highest among major ports, being much higher than the average growth rate of 2.9% clocked by Indian Major Ports.
Kolkata Dock System (KDS) handled all time high cargo throughput of 18.551 mt in 2018-19 against 17.390 mt in 2017-18, i.e. an increase of 1.161 mt (6.68%).
Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) handled 45.212 mt during 2018-19 vis-a-vis 40.501 mt in 2017-18, recording an increase of 4.711 mt i.e. a high growth of 11.63%.
Comparative performance of Kolkata Port in 2018-2019 in respect of the following deserves special mention:
Kolkata Port ranked First amongst all Indian Major Ports in terms of Coking Coal & Other Coal handling, Second in Other Liquids and Third in Container Traffic handling in 2018-2019.
Kolkata Port ranked 3rd in 2018-19 amongst Indian Major Ports in Container traffic. Total number of Containers handled at KoPT during 2018-19 increased by 4.18% to 8,29,482 TEUs from 7,96,211 TEUs in 2017-18. Containerised cargo also increased at the Port to 1,30,74,461 tonnes in 2018-19 from 1,24,32,329 tonnes in 2017-18 (5.17% growth).
Incidentally, both KDS and HDC achieved the highest ever container throughput of 6,51,549 TEUs and 1,77,933 TEUs, respectively in 2018-19 against 6,40,183 TEUs and 1,56,028 TEUs in 2017-18. Impressive growth of 14.04% and 17.51% was registered at HDC in 2018-19 in terms of Container TEUs and Tonnage handling respectively w.r.t. 2017-18. At KDS also, both Container TEUs and Tonnage increased in 2018-19 vis-à-vis 2017-18.
In 2018-19, the total number of merchant vessels, which left KDS and HDC, was 3623 with a gross registered tonnage of 748 lakh tonnes, as against 3649 with a gross registered tonnage of 708 lakh tonnes during 2017-18. At KDS, 1361 vessels were handled and at HDC, 2262 vessels were handled in 2018-19.
Statistics of cargo handled by Kolkata Port are given below.
- Traffic handled at Kolkata Port during Last Five Years (, 13 KB)
- Number of Containers Handled (, 13 KB)
- Volume of Containerised Cargo (, 14 KB)
- Ship Calls at Kolkata Port (, 11 KB)
- Traffic Handled in terms of Principal Commodities (, 36 KB)
- Passenger Traffic (, 18 KB)
- Railway Traffic (, 15 KB)
- Financial Indicators (, 11 KB)
- Performance Indicators (, 37 KB)
- Cargo Handled in Last 20 Years (, 19 KB)