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New Delhi — India's 12 key government-owned ports handled 103.84 million mt of thermal coal in the fiscal year ended March 30, up 9% from the year before, Indian Ports Association data released Wednesday showed.

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The ports' coking coal shipments rose 14% over the same period to 57.51 million mt, the data showed.

Paradip port on the east coast handled the highest volume of thermal coal shipments in the April 2018-March 2019 fiscal year at 32.48 million mt, up 11% from the year before, followed by Kamarajar (Ennore) port on the east coast at 24 million mt, up 4% over the same period.

Kolkata port, also on the east coast, handled the highest volume of coking coal shipments in fiscal 2018-19 at 20.44 million mt, up 52% from the year before.

The 12 ports are Kolkata, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, VO Chidambaranar (Tuticorin), Cochin, New Mangalore, Mormugao, Mumbai, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Deendayal port (Kandla port).

Chennai and JNPT did not receive any coal last year.

-- Sapna Dogra,

-- Edited by Wendy Wells,