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India's Shipping Sector

Postby Peregrine » 03 Apr 2019 16:15

TRAFFIC AT MAJOR INDIAN PORTS

Ports Traffic : April 2018 – March 2019 : 699.048 MILLION TONNES

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Postby Vips » 05 May 2019 05:45

Adani Group plans Rs57,594-cr expansion at Mundra port.

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) plans to invest up to Rs57,594 crore to expand capacity at its Mundra port in Gujarat, the country’s biggest commercial port. APSEZ has already received environment and coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearances for raising the capacity of Mundra port by 385 million tonnes from 225 million tonnes at present.

The environment ministry last week granted approval for expansion of a waterfront development plan at the Mundra Port, according to the minutes of the meeting published on the environment ministry’s Parivesh portal on Thursday.

The proposed expansion of Mundra’s waterfront development plan (WFDP) includes extending the quay length by another 14,470 metres, augmenting back-up facilities for handling multi-purpose, liquid, gas and cryogenic cargo.

The Mundra port expansion involves extension of the eastern and western breakwater by 500 metres each in the south port and constructing a 5,000 metre-long breakwater on the eastern side of west port. This would require dredging of some 350 million cubic metres of sand and other materials from the sea bed.

The expansion will be undertaken within the approved area of 5,170 hectares of water front development plan, APSEZ wrote in an application filed with the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the ministry of environment, forest and climate change.

“For the expansion of WFDP plan, it is important to utilize the maximum marine development potential,” APSEZ said in the application.
“Based on the future cargo projections and business requirement of the hinterland, it is proposed to develop the port with the flexibility to handle various cargoes. Type of berth and type of cargo is a commercial and business requirement. Hence, expansion plan will be developed with those flexibilities to accommodate berths and storage facilities as multi-purpose. The expansion plan will consist of berths at various locations, material handling area, cargo storage area, operational and utility area, internal connectivity, drainage, greenbelt and various utilities, amenities and bunkering facilities,” the company said.

Besides the Mundra port, APSEZ runs nine other ports and terminals on the eastern and western coasts of India, which together account for 24 per cent of the country’s overall port capacity. APSEZ ports handled a combined cargo of more than 200 million tonnes in the year ended March 2019.

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Postby Arima » 07 May 2019 14:40

Peregrine wrote:TRAFFIC AT MAJOR INDIAN PORTS

Ports Traffic : April 2018 – March 2019 : 699.048 MILLION TONNES

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one one side we call these ports as major port, but data for biggest port Mundra or krishnapatnam is missing. if we include all public or private port i am sure the total tonnage will be more than billion tonne.

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Peregrine wrote:TRAFFIC AT MAJOR INDIAN PORTS

Ports Traffic : April 2018 – March 2019 : 699.048 MILLION TONNES

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Arima wrote:on one side we call these ports as major port, but data for biggest port Mundra or krishnapatnam is missing. if we include all public or private port i am sure the total tonnage will be more than billion tonne.
Arima Ji :For Adani Ports and Logistics use the following Link : https://www.adaniports.com/

For Krishnapatnam use the following Link : http://www.krishnapatnamport.com/

For Minor Ports use the following Link : http://www.ipa.nic.in/

Click on : Non-Major Port Statistics half on the State Wise Traffic Handled at Ports Site

Adjust it for the Adani Ports and Krisnapatnam Port Figures and adjust Major Ports Figure.

Voila – You can emulate Archimedes and proclaim with Joy - Eureka!

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Postby Peregrine » 15 May 2019 23:16

Adani to develop container terminal port in Myanmar

AIPT-2 will be part of Yangon Port cluster on Strand Road in downtown Yangon, which includes Asia World Port Terminal and Myanmar Industrial Port.

Adani Group Tuesday said it has received approvals to develop a new container terminal in Myanmar as the diversified conglomerate spreads its port operations beyond Indian shores.

This will be Adani's second international port after Australia.

It said the investment does not breach Australian, US, UN or other international sanctions against Myanmar.

"Adani rejects insinuations that this investment is unethical or will compromise human rights," the group said in a statement. "As with all its international investments, the Adani Group has been guided by the Securities and Exchange Board of India and other key international guidelines and will inform the concerned authorities when we firm up the agreements."

The land where the port is proposed to be built has been leased from the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC).

"An Adani Group company, the Adani Yangon International Terminal Co Ltd, has received approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission for an investment in a new container port in the Yangon Region," the company said in a statement without giving investment it is going to make in developing the terminal to receive containers sailing on ships.

Local reports put the investment committed by Adani at USD 290 million.

Adani operates five ports in India including Mundra and Hazira in Gujarat and has three terminals at ports in Murmugao, Vishakhapatnam and Tuna-Tekra. It is building a container terminal at Ennore in Tamil Nadu and Vizinjham port in Kerala. It also has a port in Australia.

Adani Yangon International Terminal, a company incorporated in Singapore, received approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission on April 26 to develop, operate and maintain the Ahlone International Port Terminal-2 (AIPT-2) under a 50-year Build, Operate and Transfer agreement with the government, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).

AIPT-2 in Ahlone township by the Yangon river will be developed across 50 acres of land owned by Myanmar Economic Corporation, which is currently operating AIPT-1, according to DICA. The company will enjoy income tax incentives for the first three years of operations.

Construction of the port, which will be built from scratch, is expected to begin in September. Phase 1 of development will involve enough capacity to handle between 1 lakh and 1.5 lakh twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), or twenty-foot containers, when it is completed within the targeted 12 months.

Phase 2, which will take an additional six months to construct, is expected to take the port's total capacity to a maximum of 8 lakh TEUs.

Adani statement said the Myanmar Investment Commission is an entity of the Myanmar government that is governed by senior ministers and public servants including representatives of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Planning and Finance, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.

The port terminal will be built under the auspices of the Myanmar Port Authority, the Myanmar Ministry of Transport and Communication, it said.

"The new container port will enable Myanmar to bring further efficiencies to the nation's international trade by enabling cost-effective, high-volume imports and exports," it said. "This will benefit Myanmar's civil society by contributing to the nation's economic development and create more than 1,100 local jobs."

Adani said its investment does not breach any international sanctions against Myanmar.

"It is important to note that many economic sanctions against Myanmar were lifted in recent
years (including by the USA and Australia) following political reforms within the country and the election of a civilian government," it said.

The company added that while some nations, including Australia, have arms embargos and travel restrictions on key members of the military in place, this does not preclude investment in the nation or business dealings with corporations such as MEC.

The Group's vision, it said, is to help build critical infrastructure for nations across key markets
and help in propelling economic development and social impacts.

AIPT-2 will be part of Yangon Port cluster on Strand Road in downtown Yangon, which includes Asia World Port Terminal and Myanmar Industrial Port.

Container traffic in Myanmar is projected to grow to 20 lakh TEUs from current 12 lakh TEUs in the next few years and the new port will handle part of the traffic.

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Postby vsunder » 19 May 2019 21:08

Status of the Intermodal terminal at Sakri galli, Sahibganj, Jharkhand on R. Ganga

https://www.google.com/maps/place/25%C2 ... 87.7034427

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Postby vsunder » 21 May 2019 08:27

Nitin Gadkari installed the foundation stone of the intermodal terminal at Ghazipur, UP in Jan 2018. Ghazipur (UP) is from where Manoj Sinha, MoS for Communication and Railways is contesting the Lok Sabha seat. The Ghazipur intermodal terminal will also have a bunkering facility for LNG to power barges which is a cleaner fuel than diesel. It will be 650-700 m from the highway over R. Ganga towards Patna. 15ha of land is needed out of which 3ha has been acquired when I read last. On Google Earth no construction can be seen yet. However the new 4 lane bridge with a rail link to Tarighat on the opposite bank which was a long standing demand is progressing rapidly as can be seen on Google Earth with most piers at some degree of completion and also from ground level. The existing bridge which is 2 lane and called the Hav. Abdul Hamid PVC(of Khem Karan fame who was from Ghazipur) bridge is not adequate to carry traffic once the intermodal facility is complete. I have marked out the location of the intermodal terminal below:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/25%C2 ... 83.6069106

Rail cum Road bridge, Ghazipur-Tarighat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txd8bxHI2IU

On Google Earth one can also see the famed Govt. opium and opioid factory in Ghazipur. The only such govt. facility in the world.

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Postby Peregrine » 23 May 2019 04:29

Japan and India partner with Sri Lanka to develop Colombo Port
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Japan, India and Sri Lanka are reportedly planning to develop the Port of Colombo as part of their strategy to tap the trade opportunities offered by the Indian Ocean.

The development will also boost Colombo Port’s capacity to handle additional containers and strengthen marine transportation in and around South Asia, reported Nikkei Asian Review.

By developing the Sri Lankan port, all three countries seek to control the Chinese assertiveness that has been using Belt and Road projects to influence the region.

According to the publication, all three governments are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) this year while work on the project is scheduled to commence by March 2020.

Working-level discussions are under progress and government officials from the three countries are likely to agree on blueprint and form of the project this year.

Plans also include corporate partners to support the development of Colombo Port. Japanese Official Development Assistance is expected to provide a portion of funding for the project.

The East container terminal, which is situated at the southern part of the Port of Colombo, will be developed by the three countries. The development includes deepening the port and making it capable of handling large container ships.

Colombo Port is one of the largest ports in Sri Lanka and facilitates 90% of the country’s marine goods transport to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

In 2017, the port had 6.21 million twenty-foot equivalent units of traffic.

A Japanese Government source told the publication: “If the development of the Port of Colombo takes time, cargo might be transferred to Hambantota.”

A few of Japan’s primary maritime routes go via the Indian Ocean. Hence, the upgraded capacity of the region’s ports will boost the security of tankers and commercial ships

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Postby A Nandy » 12 Jun 2019 15:44

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india ... 88101.html

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb is keen to operationalize the Indo-Bangla waterway project at the earliest as it could be a game changer in the states communicaton system, a senior official said Wednesday.

The proposed waterway project will connect Tripuras Gomati river with Meghna river of Bangladesh to get access to Ashuganj port of the neighbouring country.

Presently ships and steamers ply from Haldia in West Bengal to Dawodkandi in Bangladesh, which is only 80 km from Tripura's Sonamura sub-division in Sepahijala district.



https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/ ... -of-trade/
Reviving the sprawling network of inland waterways and integrating them with coastal shipping is a priority to expand trade. A fully functioning network will allow a ship to pick up freight in Assam and sail south on the Brahmaputra River into Bangladesh .

From there, a ship can continue south to an ocean port in Chittagong or Kolkata or travel west to inland Indian ports on the Ganges River.

Important steps have already been taken to rebuild the role of rivers in regional trade.

Under the 2015 Coastal Shipping Treaty, India and Bangladesh now treat each other’s vessels as their own, allowing direct cargo movement between ports in both countries instead of via a third country.

A separate inland water agreement encourages commerce between the two countries by lifting restrictions on goods moving through each other’s territory. The Government of Nepal also recently opened its own inland vessel registry.

Many sections of rivers need to be dredged and deepened before ships can use them. Just 3 percent of Bangladesh’s containerized cargo traffic is currently transported on inland waterways, and an even smaller percentage in India.

In response, the Government of Bangladesh and the World Bank are working together to improve the navigability of 900 kilometers along the Chittagong-Dhaka-Ashuganj corridor and connecting waterways .

The $400 million project will build and improve cargo terminals in Pangaon and Ashuganj and help Bangladesh’s Inland Water Transport Authority meet international shipping standards.


In India, a major project is underway to improve the navigability of the Ganges River from the inland city of Varanasi to Haldia, an eastern seaport 1,360 kilometers away.

About 40 percent of India’s traded goods are either destined for or shipped from the fertile Ganges plains surrounding Varanasi.

However, less than one percent of that cargo is now shipped via water. Transportation planners aim to boost that to 10 percent when the waterway improvements are completed. Rail or road shipments take longer, less efficient routes that add costs.

The Ganges improvements are part of a larger, $800 million multi-modal transport network project funded by the Government of India and the World Bank .

Six cargo terminals will link the river with highways and a rail freight line to move goods to markets in India and abroad.


The Indo-Nepal Treaty of Trade and Transit will be amended soon to include waterways as a mode of cargo transport to enhance connectivity between the two countries.

According to Pravir Pandey, Chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India, currently the Indo-Nepal treaty of 1991 only allows movement of cargo by road and rail between the two countries. The routes identified are Kolkata-Sahebganj by waterway and then to Nepal’s Biratnagar by road; Kolkata-Kalughat near Patna by waterway and then to Birgunj by road; and Kolkata-Varanasi by waterway and then to either Nepalganj or Mahendra Nagar by road. “Three water routes have been accepted by both the countries. There is in-principle approval of all these agencies of India and Nepal on the three routes,” he said.

These apart, the Nepal government has requested India to explore whether the Gondak river could be used as a waterway right up to the border of these two countries. However, this will call for technical studies to understand if ships of larger size can move through Gondak up to Nepal, Pandey said.


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