Thermal coal imports at major ports fall 16 pc: IPA
   Date :07-Jan-2021

Thermal coal _1 &nbs
DISRUPTIONS caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact cargo movement in India with thermal coal imports at 12 major ports declining 16.43 per cent year-on-year to 55.16 million tonnes in April-December 2020 period, according to ports body IPA.
Coking coal handling dropped by 12.13 per cent to 36.96 MT during the April-December period of the current fiscal. Coal volumes at the 12 major ports declined for the ninth straight month in December 2020, as per the Indian Ports Association (IPA). These ports had handled 66 MT of thermal coal and 42 MT of coking coal in April-December period of the previous financial year, IPA said.