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Port Environment Development: A Study of Chennai Port Performance of Ships


  • C. K. Gomathi

    () (J.H.A.Agarsen College Madhavaram Chennai-60)


This study highlights the performance of Chennai port environment with reference to the ships. Chennai port comes under the category of development process on the east coast of India as it is considered important port. India has around 7720km of natural peninsular coastline which is strategically located on crucial east-east trade route which linked Europe, Far East and sea ports of India. A view to improving the performance and productivity levels of the container port terminal and brings it on par with the standards of the leading container ports of the neighboring countries through modernization and up gradation to bring mainline vessels. A comparative study of performance of ports during the pre-reform and post reform period of trade has been conducted. According to a study in Chennai port performance of ship development Chennai ranked 2nd best cargo handling next to JNPT, and its operational efficiency high it’s performance indicators during the period 1988-89 to 2008-09. The secondary source of data was gathered on performance of Cargo Ship at Chennai Port from 1986-87 to 2008-2009. The analysis reveals that total traffic handled is high when compared to other ports of Tamil Nadu.

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  • C. K. Gomathi, 2012. "Port Environment Development: A Study of Chennai Port Performance of Ships," KASBIT Business Journals, Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology (KASBIT), vol. 5, pages 17-24, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ksb:journl:v:5:y:2012:p:17-24

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    Chennai port; Environment development; Performance of ships; Comprehensive ranking;

    JEL classification:

    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • P17 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Performance and Prospects


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