Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2016)
An assessment of Indian major sea ports performance and efficiency
Author(s): Dr. Padmasani, K Tamilselvi
Abstract: Sea ports are an essential strategic infrastructure which leads to export growth and merchandise trade. As per the Review of Maritime Transport 2015, the contribution of developing countries towards the world merchandise trade is around 40 per cent whereas India is in the sixteenth place for its maritime infrastructure. However, India’s seaport performance is well below the benchmark of international productivity. Therefore, an attempt is made to assess the operational performance of ports in terms of vessel, container and total traffic handled during the last decade. As per the results among thirteen major ports, seven ports performance seems to be increasing but still inefficient with their existing infrastructure and other ports are efficient ports. Therefore, the optimum utilization of the infrastructure is needed for sustainable growth of the nation.