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Indian Ports Association (IPA) was constituted in 1966 under Societies Registration Act, primarily with the idea of fostering growth and development of all Major Ports which are under the supervisory control of Ministry of Shipping. Over the years, IPA has consolidated its activities and grown strength by strength and considered to be a think tank for the Major Ports with the ultimate goal of integrating the maritime sector. 

All Major Port - Traffic (2013-14) All Major Port together has handled cargo throughput of 555.487 million tonnes in 2013-14. Kandla Port KPT has ranked first among the Indian Major ports by handling highest cargo throughput of 87.005 million tonnes in 2013-14. Paradip Port Paradip has emerged as second Port of the Country with cargo throughput of 68.03 million tonnes in 2013-14. Jawaharlal Nehru Port JNPT is the premier Port of the Country with highest container throughput of 62.33 million tonnes in 2013-14 , (4.16 Million TEUs) Port Wise Traffic (During April -March 2014) KDS - 12.874 Million tones HDC - 28.51 Million tones PPT - 68.03 Million tones VPT - 58.503 Million tones CHPT - 51.105 Million tones KPL - 27.337 Million tones VOCPT- 28.642 Million tones COPT - 20.887 Million tones NMPT - 39.365 Million tones MGPt - 11.739 Million tones MBPT - 59.186 Million tones JNPT - 62.33 Million tones KPT - 87.005 Million tones Portwise Commodity wise Cargo traffic handled during April, 2013 to March, 2014. At a broad commodity level during FY 2013-2014, Thermal coal, Coking Coal, Fertilisers (Raw Materials), POL other cargo traffic have recorded positive growth of 22.09%, 18.26%, 4.63%, 0.72% and 0.28% respectively. The seaborne cargo traffic of Fertilizer, Coal and container are demand driven while POL traffic is largely imports and driven by the domestic demand supply situation in the economy. In particular, Iron Ore is declined by 13.38% in FY 2013-14 as compared to FY 2012-12. Amongst the dry bulk categories IRON Ore Finished Fertilizer has posted sharp decline of 13.38% 17.97% respectively and Thermal Coking Coal have posted growth as 22.09% and 18.26% respectively during FY 2013-14 . In the liquid bulk category, cargo growth in crude and petroleum was marginal by 0.72% during April, 2013 to March, 2014. Container traffic (in million tonnes) which reflects trade in manufactures and components recorded negative growth of 4.32% during April 2013 to March 2014 . PORT COMMUNITY SYSTEM (PCS) All the module and ePayment with 14 bank has been implemented. Collected around 200 Crore during November 2014 from users through e-payment module of PCS. Also implemented SMS gateway for sending SMS for Vessel approval to Users. )More....

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