SSridhar wrote:Colombo is a key hub for Indian import-export cargo. That's the problem. We have been unable to attract mother ships to our ports for various reasons including infrastructure deficiencies
SSridhar Ji & NRao Ji
NRao wrote:I will need to dig into teh archives, but, Chinese operatives worked very hard - in India - to attract Indian players. In fact, if I am not mistaken, that port will be viable *only* because of Indian goods.
1. Mundra now has Four Container Terminals - Three with Adanis and one with DPW and two in JV.
2. The Adani Terminals are able to service Container Carriers of 18 Meters Depths. I believe Two of the Mundra Container Terminals are in a joint venture - one with MSC and the second with CMA CGM.
3. Chinese Controlled Container Vessels bring most of the India Bound Containers on Container Vessels which end up in the UK or Europe.
4 However these Container Cargoes are also carried by Vessels ending up in the Persian Gulf.
5. As such CVs of up to 18 Metres Depths bound for the PG do discharge North & Central India Bound Containers in Mundra.
6. It might be possible that Non-Chinese Controlled CVs of 18 Metres Depth - the MÆRSK 18,000 TEU Carriers have a Depth of 14.5 Metres.
Once this Size - Dimension CVs are able to find sufficient Cargoes to the Persian Gulf then you will find them calling at Mundra or the UK-Europe Bound Non-Chinese Controlled will call at Vizhinjam to off-load Containers Bound for Indian Ports.
Thus all is STILL NOT LOST for Large Container Vessels to visit Indian Ports Directly and by-passing Colombo.
Disclaimer : The above information is what I have gleaned on the Internet!