After initially struggling to attract liner customers due to high tariffs, the Adani Ennore Container Terminal (AECT) reported record volumes in each of the last three months, but that growth will be difficult to sustain with so much local competition.
Port of Chennai
Port of Chennai
08 Feb 2019
A new 4,800-acre complex at Machilipatnam will enter an already overcrowded port market on the southeast coast of India.
18 Dec 2018
Despite the lower growth, India's logistics reform measures have increased competition across transport modes — something cargo owners and logistics providers welcome.
06 Nov 2018
New port data collected indicate Chennai is slowly establishing a footprint in transshipment handling.
24 Oct 2018
The carrier, which handles roughly 20 percent of India’s container trade, has ended its operations at Chennai, citing congestion and related productivity issues, and has, instead, added Ennore — just 15 miles away — to its weekly Chennai Express Service (CHX).
22 Oct 2018
The port of call change on the Chennai Express Service (CHX) — prompted by Chennai’s chronic congestion — took effect with the Maersk Leonidio docking at the Adani Ennore Container Terminal (AECT) on Saturday.
17 Oct 2018
The revamped/upgraded rail link, which had its first train depart from Chennai on Monday with 80 TEU, is intended to speed freight handled via the government’s two flagship supply chain reforms — direct port delivery for imports and direct port entry for factory-stuffed exports.
12 Oct 2018
Other performance metrics at Chennai also improved, on a year-over-year basis.
07 Sep 2018
Further, the latest data suggest that the intensifying fight between Krishnapatnam and Kattupalli for market share will further cut into volume moving through Chennai port's terminals.
09 Aug 2018
Transshipment traffic is the cargo that is transported between an Indian port and an international “hub” port, when direct mainline connections are not available.
19 Jul 2018
While higher pay should improve labor relations, a host of other worker concerns remain unresolved.
13 Jul 2018
In a trade advisory, the port trust announced substantial tariff reductions for domestic and foreign ocean carriers handling export-import containers for transshipment.
04 May 2018
Adani’s new terminal at Ennore has underperformed — despite the fact that it has one distinct transport service advantage in India's shipping industry.
20 Mar 2018
The Chennai Trailer Owners Association had issued a strike notice to press for transportation rate increases, a 15-day payment settlement system, and more effective measures to streamline traffic.
14 Mar 2018
An analysis of port statistics collected by JOC.com shows Chennai represented 36 percent of the market in February, a gain of 2 percent from the prior month.
13 Feb 2018
Chennai’s efforts to regain lost ground in container handling have lately been complicated by its deteriorating quayside and landside productivity rates.
22 Jan 2018
Chennai has been unable to increase its market share, despite new industrial activity in South Asia.
18 Jan 2018
Two joint, weekly intra-Asia routes — connecting major ports on India's east and west coasts — are scheduled to start from Shanghai, China, at the end of this month.
15 Jan 2018
The combined overall, average dwell time at major ports, which together represent roughly 70 percent of Indian containerized cargo, edged up.
13 Dec 2017
Chennai's turn times, average gross crane rates, and average output per ship berth day declined substantially in November, according to JOC.com data.
21 Nov 2017
Authorities are working toward a “hub-and-spoke system” for domestic cargo distribution through private participation.
08 Nov 2017
India’s efforts to bring down cargo dwell times as part of a larger ease-of-doing-business program have yet to translate into steady improvements.
30 Oct 2017
“Transport through the sea route will save about 15 to 20 days of travel time.”
19 Oct 2017
Although the gain is encouraging for public ports, the threat private ports pose to their market share remains.
20 Sep 2017
Dwell time levels in last month were also a concern.
06 Sep 2017
India’s major, or public, ports together account for roughly 70 percent of the country’s total container trade.
18 Aug 2017
Indian dockworker labor unions and the chief labor commissioner reached a tentative last-minute agreement Thursday, averting an Aug. 18 strike.
10 Aug 2017
The Chennai port is transforming from a congestion-ridden harbor.
04 Aug 2017
India’s top container gateway is leading the gains.
18 Jul 2017
Several changes seemingly had a positive impact on Chennai’s productivity levels in the last month.
15 Jun 2017
Chennai’s productivity levels rose in April and May.
07 Jun 2017
Chennai’s rail share in the first two fiscal months was slightly higher than that in the same period of 2016.
06 Jun 2017
The country’s 12 major ports together handled 1.5 million TEU during April and May.
31 May 2017
The biggest beneficiary has been Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
15 May 2017
Indian authorities and labor federations are inching toward an agreement that would avert threatened work stoppages.
09 May 2017
Container volumes at major ports surged in the first month of fiscal year 2017 to 2018.
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