21-22 November 2019
National Rail Museum, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Logistics Expo, Logistics Exhibition, Logistics Conference, Logistics Trade Shows, Logistic Summit, Logistics Expo, Logistics Exhibition, Logistics Conference, Logistics Trade Shows, Logistic Summit

Shipping & Ports

According to the Ministry of Shipping, up to 95% of India's trading by volume and 70% by value is done through maritime transport. There are 12 major and 205 notified minor and intermediate ports.

  • During FY18, cargo traffic at major ports in the country stood at 679.36 million tonnes.
  • In FY19 (up to February 2019), traffic increased by 2.8% to reach 633.9 million tonnes.
  • Cargo traffic at non-major ports was estimated at 491.95 million tonnes in FY18.
  • Overall, major ports boast of a capacity of 1,452 million tonnes.
  • Capacity addition at ports expected to grow at a CAGR of 5% - 6% till 2022, driven by participation from the private sector.
  • Union Ministry of Shipping plans to raise $15.8 billion for developing ships, building ports and improving inland waterways.
  • Under ‘Sagarmala’, 6 new mega ports and 10 coastal economic regions will be developed.
  • FDI of up to 100% under the automatic route for port and harbour construction, and maintenance projects allowed. The sector received a cumulative FDI of $1.64 billion between April 2000 and December 2018.
  • A 10-year tax holiday to develop, maintain and operate ports, inland waterways and inland ports.
  • Project ‘UNNATI’ will identify the opportunity areas for improvement in the operations of major ports.