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Indian Ports Shine Globally: Nine Ports Among Top 100, One In Top 20, In World Bank’s Container Port Performance Index

Swarajya Staff

Jun 20, 2024, 12:29 PM | Updated 12:29 PM IST


The index provides a comparative assessment of port performance based on vessel time in ports.
The index provides a comparative assessment of port performance based on vessel time in ports.

Indicating significant enhancements in operational efficiency, nine Indian ports have secured places among the top 100 global ports in the Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) for 2023.

The report, prepared by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence, indicates that the government-owned Visakhapatnam Port has reached the 19th position, securing a spot in the top 20.

Adani’s Mundra Port has also risen in the rankings to 27th place.

This also marks an advancement from Visakhapatnam’s 115th rank and Mundra’s 48th position in the 2022 rankings by the World Bank.

According to the press release, Vishakhapatnam Port has demonstrated impressive performance with a turnaround time (TRT) of 21.4 hours, achieving 27.5 moves per crane hour and minimising berth idle time.

These metrics define the port's efficiency in handling container ships and influencing consumer preference.

Additionally, seven more Indian ports, which secured ranks in the top 100, are — Pipavav (ranked 41), Kamarajar (47), Cochin (63), Hazira (68), Krishnapatnam (71), Chennai (80), and Jawaharlal Nehru JNPA (96).

The index by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence provides a comparative assessment of port performance based on vessel time in ports.

Yangshan port in China and Salalah port in Oman emerged as the top two ports in the rankings.


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