New Mangalore Port claims to have handled its largest ever consignment of coal, which was brought there by the Emma Schulte and consisted of 107,102 tonnes. The shipment was inbound from South Africa and had been acquired by two end users: Minerva Steel and Power (33,000 tonnes) and Bhatia Global (74,102 tonnes).

In the 2012/13 financial year, the port handled 6.91mt (million tonnes) of coal, compared to 4.02mt the previous fiscal year.