The Red Sea was created by the movement of plates in the Earth's surface about 30 million years ago. In that time, the Arab peninsula started to part from Africa along a thin break line which was filled by the ocean's water. Twenty million years ago another geological movement started. The Arab peninsula which parted from Africa, started to move to the north.
Growth in trade of a country is an important indicator of its overall growth. Trade of a country is an indicator of its economic condition.
Internal trade of a country not only fulfills the requirements of its different regions but also promotes balanced regional growth in the country.
Foreign trade also fulfills two objectives: It leads to rapid economic progress of a country. Water transport has been playing an important role in Indian economy since time immemorial. It is an easy and cheap means of exports and imports of heavy items. It is in this context that the role of ports becomes all the more important.
A port is a gate for entering into land from sea. In fact, a port is a place in a waterway where a ship can stop for loading and alighting goods. Ports are the nodal points for land and sea trades.
Of the total sea-borne trade of India, more than 85 per centers shared by Mumbai, Kolkata, Cochin, Chennai and Visakhapatnam.
The average ship-borne traffic in India is 35 million tonnes per annum and the total optimum handling capacity of the major ports is hardly more.
Any increase in trade results in congestion at the ports. Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata have been centres of administration for a long time. With the increase in population of these cities, commercial and industrial activities also increased. During the latter half of the 19th century, the railway lines were constructed from these ports.
Thus, from political and railway centres they developed into great ports.
Although importance of ports in the trade of the country is continuously growing, existing port structure is inadequate. It is not able to avoid the delay in pre-trade activities as well as time taken by the ships in completing their journey.
In labour and mechanical productivity, Indian ports are inferior to other Asian ports. The southern side is deficient in harbours to accommodate the large vessels now employed in sea-borne trade. The violence of the monsoon keeps the western ports, excepting Mumbai, Kandla and Cochin, closed to traffic from May to August.
Further, in the hinterland area, roads and railways have not expanded significantly due to presence of the Western Ghats.
The eastern coast of the country is surf-bound and has many deltas of rivers. There is constant accumulation of sand and soil on the eastern coast, making navigation impossible. Ships have to wait for the tides to reach Kolkata and Haldia ports.MEMO/12/ Brussels, 11 May Importance of ports for economic recovery and jobs.
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Of the total sea-borne trade of India, more than 85 per centers shared by Mumbai, Kolkata, Cochin, Chennai and Visakhapatnam. The average ship-borne traffic in India is 35 million tonnes per annum and the total optimum handling capacity of the major ports is hardly more. Economic importance of ports The measurements on direct added value of ports and short sea shipping are not available from the EUROSTAT statistics since they do not constitute an obligation for reporting. Conference Series LLC Ltd is overwhelmed to announce the commencement of 12 th Global Summit on Aquaculture, which is to be held during March , at Sydney, Australia.. Aquaculture Summit will be innovative and skimpy International Conference reflecting the direction of aquaculture and offers a wide range of diversions to members of all the backgrounds.
Located on the western end of Baluchistan coast, Gwadar has km long coastal belt with beaches and bays. Fiji Ports Corporation Limited which is more commonly known as Fiji Ports is the commercial port management company that manages the two major ports of Suva and Lautoka and the secondary ports of Levuka,Vuda,Malau, Rotuma and Wairiki.
Economic importance of ports The measurements on direct added value of ports and short sea shipping are not available from the EUROSTAT statistics since they do not constitute an obligation for reporting.
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the availability of a location where a port can be sighted taking into consideration access by land and by sea.
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