Paradip Port achieved a major milestone by achieving a record cargo throughput of 50.16 MMT cargo on August 8, 2023, a growth of 6.5 per cent over the corresponding period of the previous financial year.
The port has achieved this feat in 129 days in the current financial year as against 140 days last year.
Paradip Port Authority (PPA) has handled a record 942 vessels as compared to 812 vessels in the corresponding period of last financial year.
For the above achievement, PPA Chairman PL Harnadh expressed his gratitude to the Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MOPSW) Sarbananda Sonowal, under whose enthusiastic leadership and guidance the PPA could start a new chapter.
Major Ports of India:
There are 13 major ports and 200 non-major ports (minor ports) in the country.
Major ports include Deendayal (formerly Kandla), Mumbai, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Marmugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Kamarajar (earlier Ennore), V.O. Chidambaranar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip, Kolkata (including Haldia) and Port Blair Port, Andaman and Nicobar Port.
Ports in India are classified as major and minor ports according to the jurisdiction of the central and state government as defined under the Indian Ports Act, 1908
All 13 ports in the country are governed under the Major Ports Trust Act, 1963 and are owned and managed by the central government.
While all minor ports are governed under the Indian Ports Act, 1908 and are owned and managed by state governments.