Concern has been expressed over the negative traffic growth in major ports in the country. Major ports are not able to find adequate cargo due to the ban on mining activities, the Water Transport Workers Federation of India (WTWFI) has said.
Ports should review the capacity addition targets keeping in view the availability of cargo to be handled in future, the Federation demanded. The ports should explore the possibility of substitute cargoes, T Narendra Rao, General Secretary of the Federation said.
The port industry, he said, is far behind from the projected aims of its capacity additions, modernisation of equipments, deepening of drafts in ship channels on account of various issues.