National Grid of Ports: Strategic approach required; 5 key issues that need to be kept in mind


National Grid of Ports: Strategic approach required; 5 key issues that need to be kept in mind

Following the 17th meeting of the Maritime State Development Council—the apex advisory body for the development of the maritime sector—it was announced that the Government will set up a committee to assess the potential of over 150 ‘non-major’ ports in the country, and consider linking them with ‘major’ ports to form a national grid of ports.

‘Non-major’ ports are regulated by various state maritime boards. While major ports continue to attract the bulk of the traffic (handling ~55% throughput), several non-major ports have also started handling substantial volumes. Non-major ports witnessed freight growth at a ten-year CAGR of 10.64% by 2018, compared to a ten-year CAGR of 2.79% for major ports. Read more

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