Deendayal Port crosses 100 Million Metric Tonne mark in cargo handling

Deendayal Port, one of the 12 major ports in the country has crossed the 100 million tonne mark in cargo handling. Mansukh Mandaviya Ports, Union Minister of Shipping and Waterways termed it a significant indication that the economy is bouncing back to pre-COVID times. “Deendayal Port Trust, one of the 12 Major Ports of India, has crossed 100 MMT (Million Metric Tonne) in cargo handling. Deendayal Port, erstwhile known as Kandla Port, is situated in Kutch, Gujarat,” Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways said in a statement. The 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 containerised 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 products, coal, salt, edible oil, fertilizer, sugar, timber, soya bean and wheat. The 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.