Government Initiates Measures to Enhance Port Capacity (India)

New Berths and Terminals to Enhance Ports Capacity

The export of certain commodities like iron ore has declined in major ports including Mormugao Port. However, exportsfrom Major Ports like Ennore, VO Chidambaranar, Cochin, Mumbai, Jawaharlal Nehru and Kandla have increased.

The details of the exports from various ports in the country including Mormugao Port, year-wise during the last three years are given below:

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The reasons for decline in exports from certain Major Ports is primarily due to restrictions on iron ore mining and the global economic slowdown.

The Government has initiated the following measures to improve cargo throughput in the Major Ports:

– Construction of new berths and terminals to enhance port capacity;

– Modernising berths with state of the art loading / un-loading equipments to improve operational efficiency;

– Initiatives by Ports to attract more cargo & increase throughput;

– Initiatives by Ports to diversify the cargo, particularly in Mormugao Port.

This information was given by the Minister of Shipping Shri G.K. Vasan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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Press Release, August 26, 2013

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