Indian Ports Association

Indian Ports Association

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Indian Ports Association (IPA) was established in 1966 with the goal of fostering growth and development of all major ports, which are under the supervisory control of the Ministry of Shipping. Over the years, IPA has become a major think tank for Indian ports. with the ultimate goal of integrating the maritime sector. 

The IPA’s goals are to undertake and promote technical and economic research into matters pertaining to the IPA’s Planning Organization; offer complete technological solutions to Port Management; promote a culture of  Uniformity and standardisation in the functioning of various Indian port; provide analysis of Port Performance Indicators, Equipment Utilization and other productivity parameters, and monitor shipping and traffic-related activities of all major Indian ports.

Containers stacked at a port.
12 Dec 2018
“PCS 1X is a cloud-based, new-generation technology, with a user-friendly interface. This system seamlessly integrates eight new stakeholders, besides the 19 existing stakeholders from the maritime, trade on a single platform,” a Ministry of Shipping statement said.
19 Jul 2018
While higher pay should improve labor relations, a host of other worker concerns remain unresolved.
A container port in India.
30 May 2018
The provisional settlement came after officials from the Indian Ports Association met union leaders in Mumbai and expressed the government’s willingness to discuss and resolve workers’ charter of demands.
19 Oct 2017
Although the gain is encouraging for public ports, the threat private ports pose to their market share remains.
01 Dec 2014
Indian transport officials hope injecting Rs 1,755 crore (US $276.7 million) into a rail project and multi-purpose cargo terminal on the country’s east coast will help kick-start efforts to make cargo movements more efficient and reliable.
26 Nov 2014
Indian shippers already facing a wave of surcharges tied to landside congestion at major ports received another blow earlier this week when the federal government issued a decree allowing Indian Railways to charge a “port congestion surcharge” for cargo moving to inland distribution points.
21 Aug 2014
Container throughput at major state-owned ports in India expanded 5.3 percent year-over-year during April to July, the first four months of fiscal year 2014-15, according to preliminary figures released by the Indian Ports Association.
10 Jul 2014
The volume of containers shipped via major ports in India climbed nearly 4 percent year-over-year from April to June, the first quarter of fiscal year 2014-15, showing signs of a slight turnaround in global trade.
11 Jun 2014
State-owned major ports in India recorded moderate levels of container throughput growth during April and May.
12 May 2014
Container throughput at major ports in India climbed 3.71 percent year-over-year in April.
05 Apr 2014
The volume of export and import containers handled at major ports in India slid 3 percent year-over-year in fiscal year 2013-14, from April 2013 to March 2014, but total cargo tonnage inched up 1.78 percent, according to the latest traffic data released by the Indian Ports Association.
12 Feb 2014
The number of containers shipped via major ports in India slipped 4 percent year-over-year in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2013-14, but overall cargo tonnage inched up 1.4 percent, according to the latest traffic data released by the Indian Ports Association.
08 Jan 2014
The volume of export and import containers handled by major ports in India declined 4.15 percent year-over-year from April to December...
13 Dec 2013
Container throughput at major ports in India tumbled 5.16 percent year-over-year from April through November, but total cargo tonnage inched up 1.43 percent, according to provisional figures released by the Indian Ports Association.
Map of India
15 Nov 2013
The volume of containers handled by major state-owned ports in India declined 4.56 percent year-over-year from April through October, but total cargo tonnage was up 1.68 percent, according to the latest provisional traffic data released by the Indian Ports Association.
14 Oct 2013
Container traffic at major ports in India tumbled 4.5 percent year-over-year in the first half of fiscal year 2013-14, but total cargo throughput was up 2.3 percent...
11 Sep 2013
Container volume at India’s major state-owned ports slipped 4.37 percent during April to August from a year earlier, but total throughput was nearly 2 percent higher, according to the latest traffic data released by the Indian Ports Association.
07 Aug 2013
The volume of containers handled by major ports in India slipped 4.73 percent year-over-year from April to July, the first four months of fiscal year 2013-14, the Indian Ports Association said in a statement.
08 Jul 2013
Container volumes at major ports in India slipped 4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013-14, the Indian Ports Association said in a statement.
09 May 2013
The Indian Ports Association reported container throughput at major ports fell about 4 percent year-over-year in April, the first month of fiscal year 2013-14.
19 Feb 2013
The volume of containers handled by major ports in India slipped 1.45 percent year-over-year from April 2012 to January 2
13 Nov 2012
Container throughput at major ports in India stayed almost flat year-over-year from April through October, the first seve
10 Sep 2012
Container throughput at major ports in India grew about 2.5 percent year-over-year from April through August, according to preliminary figures released by the Indian Ports Association.
09 Aug 2012
Container throughput at major ports in India remained almost flat year-over-year from April through July, the first four months of fiscal 2012-13, according to the latest provisional figures released
16 Jul 2012
Major state-owned ports in India, getting off to a sluggish growth trend in 2012 amid global economic uncertainties, saw container volume remain flat in the first fiscal quarter from a year ago, accor
11 Jun 2012
The volume of containers handled by major ports in India fell 1.71 percent year-over-year in the first two months of fiscal 2012-13, the Indian Ports Association said in a statement on Monday.
15 May 2012
Container traffic through India’s major ports fell 2.4 percent year-over-year in April, the first month of fiscal 2012-13, according to latest traffic figures released by the Indian Ports Associ
19 Dec 2011
Container traffic through major ports in India grew about 4 percent year-over-year in the first eight months of fiscal 2011-12, the Indian Ports Association said Monday.
05 Oct 2011
Container traffic through major ports in India increased 4.3 percent year-over-year in the first half of fiscal 2012 ending Sept. 30, the Indian Ports Association said Wednesday.
08 Aug 2011
Container traffic at major ports in India grew a mere 2 percent from April through July compared with a year earlier, according to the latest traffic data released by the Indian Ports Association.
10 May 2011
Container traffic at major ports in India grew a mere 2 percent in April compared with a year earlier, according to latest traffic figures released by the Indian Ports Association.
08 Apr 2011
The volume of containers handled by major ports in India surged 9.5 percent year-over-year in fiscal 2010-11, the Indian Ports Association said in a statement Friday.
15 Mar 2011
The volume of containers handled by major ports in India grew 11 percent year-over-year in the April-February period, the Indian Ports Association said in a statement.
08 Mar 2011
Cargo volume at major ports in India grew a mere 1.2 percent from April through February compared with a year earlier, according to preliminary traffic figures released by the Indian Ports Association
11 Nov 2010
Container throughput at major ports in India for the April-October period surged 12 percent over the same period last year, the Indian Ports Association said Thursday.