Chan­nel deep­en­ing

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The Deloitte study ob­served that the avail­able depths in en­trance/ap­proach chan­nels in In­dian ports are in­ad­e­quate for large size new gen­er­a­tion ves­sels to pass through them. As a re­sult, main­line ves­sels by­pass In­dian ports. This is par­tic­u­larly rel­e­vant for con­tainer ves­sels where in­ad­e­quate depth in the port chan­nels con­tin­ues to be a ma­jor fac­tor con­tribut­ing to trans­ship­ment of a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of In­dian-ori­gin.

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