Ports and Shipping

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing trade activities and private participation in port infrastructure development.
  • Rising cargo traffic and an increase in the number of non-major ports.
  • Existing ports are investing on improving their draft depth.
  • Focus on the development of terminals that deal with a particular type of cargo, for eg. LNG.

Reasons to Invest

  • Projected cargo traffic to be handled by Indian ports by 2021-22 is 1695 Million Metric Tonnes as per the report of the National Transport Development Policy Committe - an increase of 643 Million Tonnes from 2014-15.
  • 2422 Million metric tonnes of cargo handling capacity required in Indian ports by 2021-22.
  • For this, additional cargo handling capacity of 901 million metric tonnes is required to be created in Indian Ports in the next 6 to 7 years.
  • Port Projects involving investment of over USD 10 Billion identified for award during the next five years.
  • Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are being developed in close proximity to several ports – comprising coal-based power plants, steel plants and oil refineries.
Ports and Shipping

Foreign investors