Chennai’s efforts to regain lost ground in container handling have lately been complicated by its deteriorating quayside and landside productivity rates.
Port of Chennai
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.
25 Apr 2017
A consortium of seven labor federations had earlier served notice of a nationwide strike from April 19, but later agreed to defer the action until May 12.
17 Apr 2017
If negotiations fail, it would be the second nationwide stoppage at major ports in two years.
11 Apr 2017
Unions are protesting a reform of major port trusts through new legislation dubbed the Major Ports Authority Bill 2016.
05 Apr 2017
Converting cargo from road to rail, aimed at easing chronic congestion at Chennai Port, continues to be a struggle.
04 Apr 2017
Traffic at major ports, which account for 70 percent of India’s container trade, increased 3 percent year-over-year.
24 Mar 2017
India’s major ports face a fresh threat of labor stoppages.
07 Feb 2017
Strong growth at smaller ports helped offset weakness at India's top container gateway.
24 Jan 2017
Chennai Port has benefited from aggressive efforts to increase productivity, but it faces serious competition.
19 Jan 2017
Chennai Port Trust is seeking approval to build a dry port so it can ease chronic truck congestion and remain competitive.
10 Jan 2017
Chennai Port hopes to kickstart a 2017 that will help it leave behind the throughput and productivity struggles of the past few years.
06 Jan 2017
The pace of growth could accelerate in the coming months.
05 Jan 2017
Chennai’s rail share in the first three fiscal quarters through the end of December slipped compared with 2015.
16 Dec 2016
The government of India has set the date by which all major, or public, ports should have in automated gate technologies.
15 Dec 2016
Local trade sources told JOC.com that getting everything back on track at the east coast public harbor would take some time.
14 Dec 2016
In another big-ticket reform initiative, India’s union cabinet on Wednesday approved new legislation meant to transform major, or public, ports into independent companies.
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