Cargo Handling Capacity Of Major Ports Increased By Over 650 MMT
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-around betterment on this sector. The Minister said in a statement 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 the port’s gate and enables faster evacuation of cargo thus reducing average turn-around time.