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: Aug, 2022

Ports India

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

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