India Infrastructure: Weak Link Slows Expansion

According to reports in livemint.com, “Indian ports won’t be able to handle the world’s biggest cargo ships when they start sailing because facilities in this country aren’t capable of handling the vessels or the volume of containers they carry”.

Despite India’s world-leading population, none of its 20 ports appear on the list of the world’s largest. “Interior infrastructure such as connecting roads, railway lines and storage space at ports and at warehouses are also inadequate”.

Though the country’s population growth signals world-leading consumer demand, manufacturers and service providers should take note that India’s economic expansion will come at a much higher cost, and take longer. Of course, conditions apply to India’s export strategies, too.

Super ports such as Singapore, Dubai and even Colombo in Sri Lanka will stand to gain even more business, as trans-shipment points for India-bound goods and commodities.

Read more here.

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