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Sagarmala project: Poor planning on container traffic haunting shippers

The lack of emphasis on expanding container traffic is haunting shippers

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Subhomoy Bhattacharjee New Delhi
Since January this year, Indian exporters have begun to dread the shipping news. That’s because most of it would be about another lot of shipping companies deciding to avoid Indian ports on account of delays.
 
With the global supply chain crisis showing no signs of a let-up, the container shortage has persisted. Shipping lines, therefore, are wary of ports that choke the supply of containers. India is one of those. The development has thrown up a critical shortcoming of the seven-year-old Sagarmala prog­ramme that was meant to expand the role of Indian shipping: the relative lack of imp­ortance given to

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 6:04 AM IST

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