India's 12 major government-owned ports imported 11.95 million tonnes of coal in October, up 14.17% from September and 8.76% year on year, according to latest data released by the India Ports Association (IPA).
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Coking coal shipments received by the 12 ports were 4.2 million tonnes during the same period, up 1.65% from a year ago, the data showed.
Thermal coal imports at Paradip port dropped 1.25% from a year ago to 1.98 million tonnes in the month.
It also handled the highest volume of coking coal during the same period at 1.07 million tonnes, dipping 9.05% from a year ago.
The 12 ports are Kolkata, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Ennore, Chennai, VO Chidambaranar (Tuticorin), Cochin, New Mangalore, Mormugao, Mumbai, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Kandla.
Cochin, JNPT and Chennai ports did not import any coal cargoes during the same period.
(Writing by William Gao Editing by Jessie Jia)
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