Despite a fall in crude movement, the Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) facility under the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) has registered a 26 per cent expansion in cargo in September this year as compared with the corresponding month in 2012.
By the end of 2013-14, HDC hopes to attain a figure of 30 mt. This will be a boost of almost 2 mt over the 2012-13 figures. HDC has handled 2.30 million tonne (mt) of cargo in September.
Now HDC is looking towards positive turns. Cargo that has contributed to this growth includes iron ore fines, thermal coal, coking coal, limestone and edible oil. Container movement has also improved. There has been an 86 per cent growth in the movement of manganese ore, say official concerned.