Shipping Industry & Ports in India

Total cargo capacity of all Indian ports increased from 1399.99 MTPA in FY14 to 2562.85 MTPA in FY21.

Advantage India


* Ports sector in India is being driven by high growth in external trade. 

* In FY22, all key ports in India handled 650.52 million tonnes (MT) of cargo traffic.

Robust Demand


* The key ports are expected to deliver seven projects worth more than Rs. 2,000 crore (US$ 274.31 million) on a public-private partnership basis in FY22.

* The Finance Minister proposed to double the ship recycling capacity of ~4.5 million light displacement tonnes (LDT) by 2024; this is expected to generate an additional ~1.5 lakh employment opportunities in India.

Attractive Opportunities


* In Union Budget 2022-23, the total allocation for the Ministry of Shipping was Rs. 1,709.50 crore (US$ 223.31 million). 

* In July 2021, the Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021 was passed by the Parliament, incorporating global best practices, technological developments and India's international obligations in this field.

Policy Support


* India has a coastline which is more than 7,517 kms long, interspersed with more than 200 ports.

* Most cargo ships that sail between East Asia and America, Europe and Africa pass through Indian territorial waters.

Competitive Advantage
Last updated: Nov, 2022

Major Ports in India

  • Kolkata
  • Paradip
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Kamarajar (Ennore)
  • Chennai
  • V.O Chidambaranar
  • Cochin
  • New Mangalore
  • Mormugao
  • Deendayal
  • Mumbai
  • J.N.P.T
Major Ports in India



IBEF Campaigns

India Organic Biofach 2022

India Organic Biofach 2022

Ibef Organic Indian Pavilion BIOFACH2022 July 26th-29th, 2022 | Nurember...

10th India Trend Fair 2022

10th India Trend Fair 2022

The Tenth Edition of the India Trend Fair, Tokyo, Japan is being organised ...

Case Studies


India's Food Processing Industry

India's Food Processing Industry

The Indian food processing industry is among the largest in the nation in terms of growth, production, consumption and exports. The industry produces ...

India's Artificial Intelligence Revolution

India's Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Technological advancements have revolutionised the industry and businesses in the past few years, thus influencing the production process and supply c...

India's Infrastructure Ambitions

India's Infrastructure Ambitions

India is one of the world's fastest-growing economies, and infrastructure will play a massive role in helping the country take a huge development ...


Growing Prospects of India's Chemical Industry
2 Dec 2022

Growing Prospects of India's Chemical Industry

Chemical industry in India The chemical industry is both a knowledge- and ...

Rising Focus on Cybersecurity in India
25 Nov 2022

Rising Focus on Cybersecurity in India

Introduction Artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, 5G, Internet...

India's Flourishing Credit Ecosystem
18 Nov 2022

India's Flourishing Credit Ecosystem

Introduction One of the foundational elements of a modern, expanding, and ...