To enjoy examinations is maybe vain, yet it serves to bring home some small amount of actuality as to where we stand. In the as of late finished up meeting India Maritime Week India, speakers turned out with startling detail on the advancement of the Indian logistics division.
In the rail division, India inherited 55,000 kms of route line from the British. After very nearly 60 years the rail system has expanded by unimportant 10,000 kms. In 1981, only before changes, China was no less than 15 years behind India as far as rail innovation. Today India is no less than 25 years behind China.
China has high velocity trains cruising at 350 kms for every hour. It has the biggest system of high velocity rail on the planet 10,000 kms altogether. India does not have even one kilometer nor is it prone to have in the following 10 years. The rail offer of freight in India has been consistently declining with roadways picking up critical ground. The rail impart presently remains at 36% opposite way at 57%.
There is a predominant feeling around the exporters that assuming that they have an earnest compartment to load on a vessel, they might rather send the freight by street than rail. The routes are still unable to give to the exporters an ensured travel time to the ports.
In the sea area, in 2013, China took care of 155 million teus (twenty foot proportionate units) in their ports. India took care of less than million teus. Only one port in China took care of 33.4 million teus. JNPT the biggest port in India took care of 4 million teus. Containerization in Singapore and India practically began in the meantime. In 2013, Singapore took care of 32.6 million teus.
Around the main 20 ports of the world which handle more than 46% of the aggregate sea exchange, nine ports are from China. No Indian port in figures in that schedule. JNPT port is positioned 32nd.
This is the time of Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS). The delivery lines are requesting ships in abundance of 18000 teus. Vessels of size 24,000 teus are right now on the staging phases. Obviously no port in India can deal with boats of these sizes now or in the following 10 years. Indeed those vessels, which the ULCS might be trading, might not be in a position to call at Indian ports. The Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka has a profundity of 17 meters, well fit for taking care of the ULCS. Someone once said," Ninety nine percent of all detail just recount 49 percent of the story." Whether accurate or not it is a sword that can cut both ways.