Dun & Bradstreet releases 'Port Logistics: Issues & Challenges in India’ report

Feb 13, 2018 13:40 IST
Port Logistics: Issues & Challenges in India report released

Dun & Bradstreet, a leading provider of international and Indian business information, on February 12, 2018 released the 'Port Logistics: Issues & Challenges in India’ report and handed it over to Union Minister of Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu.

The report looks into various roadblocks and suggests policy recommendations to resolve the challenges across ports in India.

Scope of 'Port Logistics: Issues & Challenges in India’ report

• The report summarizes key issues and challenges faced across ports in India and proposes 60 policy measures to strengthen the ports sector, that represents the bulk of India’s merchandise trade .

• It introduces a ‘Port Performance Index’ to benchmark performance of various ports by combining qualitative perception of stakeholders with quantitative outcome based data.

• It covers 13 ports that handle around 67 per cent of India’s maritime trade.

• The study was carried out through the engagement of 700 respondents pan India comprising government officials, trade associations, exporter/importers, cargo handling agents and freight forwarders.

• The extent of this study is limited only to container and bulk cargo handled at these 13 ports and does not cover liquid cargo.

Findings of the report
• Out of 13 major ports, 3 ports- Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), Kamarajar Port, Visakhapatnam Port received 'Good’ score.

• Seven ports namely Cochin, Kandla, Paradip, Chennai, Mormugao, New Mangalore and V.O.Chidambaranar Port received ‘Average’ score.

• Remaining 3 ports of Haldia, Kolkata and Mumbai Port Trust received ‘Poor’ score.

• The most common problems across ports are port congestion, customs clearance, shipping line issues & charges, documentation & paperwork and regulatory clearance and out of these 5 issues, just 4 issues constitute 80 per cent of total issues causing detention & demurrage.

• The three major findings of the report are - processes and operations across the ports are not uniform; costs and time for key processes are unpredictable; and several undertaken government initiatives need to be followed through to completion.

Read More Current Affairs

Is this article important for exams ? Yes2 People Agreed

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK