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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

Cargo traffic at major ports in India:

  • Stood at 647.43 MMT in FY17, growing at a CAGR of 4.02 per cent from FY07-FY17.
  • During FY 2016-17, 12 major ports in India handled 647.43 (Million Tonnes) of cargo, showing a growth of 6.79 per cent in comparison to the same time during previous year.
  • As of March 2017, 16 new cargo scanners are installed across major ports in India. In the 1st phase, 5 of the 13 major ports i.e. Kamarajar (Ennore), New Mangalore, JNPT, Kolkata & Vizag will receive the scanners, which should be operational in the next 6 months.

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

Source: Deloitte, BMI, Financial Express

  • Between FY07– FY17, cargo traffic grew at CAGR 0.38 per cent
  • Over FY07–16, CAGR in the volume of different segments was as follows–
  • (i)Solid cargo was 2 per cent. (ii)Liquid cargo was 3.1 per cent. (iii)Container cargo was 6 per cent
  • Cargo traffic during FY17 (Till December 2016) for solid, liquid & container cargo was 230.8, 158.2 & 92.13 MMT, respectively
  • During April-October 2016, cargo traffic at 12 major ports in the country was reported at 370.04 MT, showing a growth of 6.27 per cent over the same period during the previous year

Source: Ministry of Shipping; Indian Ports Association (IPA)




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