Maritime Gateway - - India Container Market Report 2017 -

The av­er­age ship size in 2011 on Asia-eu­rope route was 9,400 teu which in­creased to 14,700 teu in 2017, about 60 per cent av­er­age in­crease in cargo car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity per ves­sel.

Among In­dian ports, the av­er­age size of con­tainer ships han­dled by In­dian ports in­creased from 3,700 teu to 6,100 teu in 2017.

The largest ship size in In­dia also rose to 12,500 teu from 7,400 teu. In­vest­ments are spiked up by most of the ma­jor and pri­vate op­er­a­tors to deepen the draft of their re­spec­tive con­tainer ter­mi­nals in or­der to serve the trade while han­dling largest con­tainer ships on In­dian coast.

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