Ad Here  
June
July
August
September
October
November
 
 
Quality silica from Neyveli Small units prefers to remain small... Engineering seats go abegging TELANGANA at last…BUT Strengthen the base... Intellectual of rare qualities Breaththrough in malaria control Sweeter prospects for sugar WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Building loyalty through the stomach Vibrant Gujarat More heat than light Road development slows down Gas is the way forward Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Secularism and anti-Hinduism TIAM turns a full cycle Demise of a media baron... Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Solar, solar everywhere … The Gulf aviation boom Quality education through the PPP mode A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Fortune for Indian Airlines West Bengal: mindless malignancy A proud Madrasi Pharma – overdose of copying Revive development banks... A professional at the helm of IRDA... Roaring Ro-Ro facility He saved millions from starvation... Music happens Cutting the nose to spite the face There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Editor's Says Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL How Air-India loses customs... More tributes to GR GM Technology at last! Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Discoms deserve better… Auto components surge… Boy, can you beat these? Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Align crops to agro climate endowments… Kulandai was a giant Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks The rise and fall of Annamalai University Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Computation of GDP – conundrums continue When the President was rendered homeless… Plummeting profits of PSBs Modi and the lady Gay abandon in pricing Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Nuclear power at the nucleus Sweet news for TN sugar mills Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Parliament in paralysis... This scant respect for Law Tribute …and of a popular trade leader A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Things happen by accident and not by design... IAS invades NDDB... For whom the bell tolls? Haul over the coal Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Shanti and Sadhana through Music A yen for wastage… An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... SoA @ 80 L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Streamlining mandatory third party cover Tatas moving out of urea production... No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Kudos to NDTV... Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! EEC at the National Media Centre New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara The Swadeshi Trump Build close rapport with business leaders Valli, they are more marginalised PC’s preference for professionals A glass full of corruption Delhi Chalo... Muffled voices for merit… Funding the un-funded For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Contrarian cousins The sea- saw battle continues... Marketing expert Balagopal is no more No Maha Koottani in TN... Medical costs hit the roof... Maximising the micro pricing … Poor quality of university VCs IPL type auction for VCs? The star of Spencers is no more Return to king coal for urea... Delhi returns to BJP No engine for this car Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Revving up the manufacturing sector Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik Noble nonagenarians... Tough task taking states together The few handicaps... When online building permits work…. Rahman at CIC The power-full Hindujas The rise and rise of KCP TGS- The king storyteller Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Airlines in India: cost and space An inexplicable neglect The why of tax incentives Making ‘my Amaravati’... TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Towards speedy justice L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Kinetic Karnataka When small is no larger beautiful.. Waning interest in public discussions… B H Kothari - a tribute Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Robber barons everywhere A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Where a state respects its litterateurs… GNS - 100: our first subscriber Why land prices zoom in TN? Silver Years of Madras Musings Banning booze... IPL - no surprise this scam The balancing act Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Editor's Notes Should we change the official year? A think tank for Chennai Tribute – UCAL Selvan… A more liberated TN… Five star activism stalls development activity Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Why this malaise in medical education? EVM is tamper-proof Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Sri Lanka votes for change Modi storms Silicon Valley Another Indian music maestro at the UN Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel Readers' Mail Tatas moving out of urea production... Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research Telangana in top gear… F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Russi Mody – a tribute Wise Presidents Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked China invests in India Shale gas and its shallow future CII projects higher growth… Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Where is Rajaji? Adharma of opposition politics Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Which side are you, Montek? A friendly business group London, London Narayan Mu Sigma – is no more When nations steal growth from one another… Protest masters... Delhi is distant Moily’s bold thrust Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Polls and promises Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Put expensive assets created to use... He continues the focus on social amelioration Welcome GST Cement prices continue to rise… Mersal magnified Multi-faceted Venkat The nuclear option Fuel for thought Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Shipping woes of Chennai companies Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Preserving for the future Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Come elections, come advertisements... An enemy’s enemy is a friend Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Convulsions in The Hindu CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? A welcome initiative by the judiciary to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines Paytm karo... When Ratan Tata visited SRM The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ ONGC at KG Basin All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Delhi is distant… MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Solar thermal shines… Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Tax agriculture TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal The brown list of Venkitaramanan Fortune 500 review TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Of course, Gujarat is vibrant CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Tribute – M V Murugappan Welcome focus on core competence Make standards certification mandatory... Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model The Jan Dhan bonanza
 
Shipping woes of Chennai companies

WIL’s Srivats Ram expressed concern over the long time taken to ship consignments through Chennai Port. The turnaround of vessels takes long with eastern ports being served by feeder lines with transhipment at Colombo or Singapore for destinations in Europe, US and elsewhere. The absence of direct services to these destinations with higher costs involved in transhipment impacts on exports. This is a big concern in the context of the huge increase in engineering exports from Tamil Nadu. Ram pointed to three TVS companies alone accounting for export volume of over Rs 2000 crore a year. Murali pointed to another Rs 1500 crore of exports by castings and forgings industry. Major automobile producers – Hyundai Motors, Renault-Nissan and Ford Motor Company – among them, export annually around 400,000 cars; plus there are exports of commercial vehicles by Ashok Leyland. The value of automobile exports could thus be in excess of Rs 20, 000 crore. Surprisingly, port facilities have not been keeping pace with such booming exports.

This is surprising in the context of four large ports operating in the vicinity of Chennai – Chennai Port, Ennore Port, L&T’s Kattupalli Port and Krishnapatnam Port in Seemandhra. Despite the Union Ministry of Shipping headed in the recent decades by MP from Tamil Nadu (TR Baalu and GK Vasan), one did not witness much dynamism in regard to leveraging the rich facilities created. Sadly, the state government has also been indifferent to exploiting this huge potential.

There are expectations on the dynamic Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu of Seemandhra attracting a lot of traffic from Tamil Nadu. With the capital of the new state located near Vijayawada, this port will receive a lot of attention.

 

Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com