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Ministry of Shipping
19-December-2018 18:31 IST
Cargo Handling Capacity of Major Ports Increased by Over 650 MMT

Shri Mandaviya Praises Efforts under Sagarmala Programme


Union Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya has praised the efforts under Sagarmala programme saying, the port-led development has resulted in all-round betterment on this sector. The Minister said in a statement today that the Cargo handling capacity of major ports has been enhanced by over 400 MTAs in the last four years.


Government’s flagship Programme Sagarmala to promoted Port-Led Development in the country has four major components: Port Modernization, Port Led Industrialization, Port Connectivity Enhancement, and Coastal Community Development. National Perspective Plan (NPP) 2015-2035 for Sagarmala was released in 2016. Under   Port Modernisation component of Sagarmala Programme, major achievements in the port sector are as under:

  • Addition in cargo handling capacity of Major Ports:

 2013-14                                            -           800.52 MTPA

 2017-18                                            -           1451.19 MTPA

Increase in capacity                          -           650.67 MMT

  • Total traffic handled by Major Ports:

2013-14                                             -           555.49 MT

2017-18                                             -           679.47 MT

Increase in traffic                              -           123.98 MT

  • Reduction in Average Turn Around Time (TAT):

2013-14                                             -           93.60 Hrs.

2017-18                                             -           65.00 Hrs.

Saving in time                                     -           28.60 Hrs.

  • Increase in Average Ship Berthday Output:

2013-14                                             -           12468 Tonnes.

2017-18                                             -           15451 Tonnes.

Increase in output                             -           2983   Tonnes.

  • RFID based Gate-automation System implemented in all Major Ports. This has reduced congestion at port’s gate and enable faster evacuation of cargo thus reducing average turn-around time.


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