9 Major Ports of India Make it to Global Top 100 by World Bank: Sarbananda Sonowal

Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal gave credit to the ambitious Sagarmala program, envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for modernization of the ports and improving their efficiency.
9 Major Ports of India Make it to Global Top 100 by World Bank: Sarbananda Sonowal
9 Major Ports of India Make it to Global Top 100 by World Bank: Sarbananda Sonowal

In a significant boost to India’s port development program, as many as nine ports of India made it to the Global Top 100 in the latest edition of Container Port Performance Index (CPPI), 2023 - a report prepared by the World Bank and S&P Global Marketing Intelligence.

Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal gave credit to the ambitious Sagarmala program, envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for modernization of the ports and improving their efficiency.

Speaking on the occasion, Sarbananda Sonowal said, “This is a tremendous achievement for the Indian ports and is a testament to the efforts taken by the Narendra Modi Government to modernise, mechanise and make them technologically savvy to improve performance and enhance efficiency. There has been a significant improvement via operational efficiency and service delivery in the efficient handling of ships and cargo. Thanks to the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, we have been able to work on to improve the efficiency of our ports through path-breaking ambitious initiatives like Sagarmala."

"This has helped us build resilience, incorporate new technology, and green infrastructure to ensure stability of global markets and sustainability of India’s maritime industry. With sustained effort in this regard, we are confident that the Indian maritime sector will further improve resilience and efficiency of Maritime gateways and boost port led economic development," he added.

Vishakhapatnam Port has showcased strong performance with 27.5 moves per crane hour, a turnaround time (TRT) of 21.4 hours, and minimal berth idle time. These metrics highlight the port's efficiency in handling container ships and significantly influence customer preference. Seven other Indian ports, that secured ranks in the top 100, are Pipavav (41), Kamarajar (47), Cochin (63), Hazira (68), Krishnapatnam (71), Chennai (80) and Jawaharlal Nehru (96).

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