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Shipping Industry & Ports in India
India's cargo traffic is expected to reach 1,758 MMT by 2017.

Ports Industry in India

Latest update: December, 2017

  • In FY17, cargo capacity in India is estimated to have increased to 2,493.1 MMT from 1,806.8 MMT in FY15. The Maritime Agenda 2010-20 has a 2020 target of 3,130 MT of port capacity
  • India has 12 major ports. Under the National Perspective Plan for Sagarmala, six new mega ports will be developed in the country.
  • By FY17, cargo capacity at major ports grew to 1,065 MMT from 965 in FY16. As of December 2017, major ports had a capacity of 1,358 MMT.
  • The average turnaround time of major ports improved to 3.44 days in FY17 from 4.01 days in FY15
  • In FY18, major ports in India handled 679.36 MMT of cargo traffic, showing a CAGR of 2.73 per cent during FY08-18.
Growth

Notes: E – Estimates, MMT - Million Metric Tonnes , * As of December 2017
Source: Ministry of Shipping

Cargo traffic at major ports in India:

  • Stood at 679.36 MMT in FY18, growing at a CAGR of 2.73 per cent from FY08-18.
  • In March 2017, 16 new cargo scanners were installed across major ports in India. In the 1st phase, 5 of the 13 major ports i.e. Kamarajar (Ennore), New Mangalore, JNPT, Kolkata and Vizag will receive the scanners.
Growth

Notes: MMT – Million Metric Tonnes, CAGR – Compound Annual Growth Rate, FY – Indian Financial Year (April–March)
Source: Ministry of Shipping

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