India: Major ports urged to build infrastructure to ensure zero cargo dwell time by 2025
The Ministry of Shipping has asked all major ports to ensure adequate infrastructure by 2025 to achieve zero waiting time for inbound and outbound cargo. In a memo, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) noted that the required port capacity in 2047 will be about six times the current port capacity.
“Major ports need to do detailed planning. If it is constraints on waterfronts and/or land availability, major ports should explore the possibility of setting up satellite ports,” he said.
The memorandum also states that major port authorities should prepare a comprehensive 2047 master plan for the entire port area, including cargo projections, warehousing, etc., with the ultimate goal of achieving efficient logistics for enhance economic development.
“Additionally, all major ports must ensure that there is adequate infrastructure in place by 2025 to achieve zero dwell time for inbound and outbound cargo i.e. ships, trains and trucks transporting goods to and from the port should not have to wait,” he added. mentioned.
According to the memorandum, in order to ensure that the overall structure is in line with the Maritime Vision 2030 and 2047 as well as other MoPSW initiatives, the Indian Ports Association (IPA) is responsible for coordinating with all port authorities the establishment of an appropriate mechanism. .