Wednesday, February 27, 2013

3 Per Cent Growth in Traffic handled by Ports during 2011-12: Economic Survey


-Non Major Ports Grow by 11.5 Per Cent

The total traffic handled by all ports in the country grew by 3 percent in 2011-12 over the previous year, latest Economic Survey tabled in the Parliament on Feb 27 has revealed.
The growth, according to the report, stood at 911.7 million tons. 11.5 percent growth achieved by non-major ports contributed to the overall traffic growth, although there was a decline in traffic handled at major ports.
The traffic handled by all ports grew by 1.8 percent in the first half of 2012-13 (April – September) over the corresponding period of the previous year. The share of the non-major ports in this growth was 10.3 percent.
The three port related performance indicators i.e. average turnaround time (in days), average pre-berthing detention time (in days) and average output per ship – berth – day (in tons) have shown improvement in 2011-12 and April-September, 2012 over corresponding previous period. The average output per ship-berth-day improved to 13,374 tons for all major ports during April-September, 2012-13 compared to 12,825 tons in corresponding period of 2011-12.
The average turnaround time at major Indian ports improved to 4.15 days in 2012-13 (April-September) as against 5.29 (2010-11) and 5.05 (2011-12).
The average pre berthing detention time (PBDT) for all major ports declined from 2.32 days in 2010-11 to 2.04 in 2011-12. According to the Economic Survey, this could be a result of the lower volumes handled by ports due to the global turn down.

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