A Study on Prospect and Problems of Cargo Handling in Chennai Port

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A STUDY ON THE PROSPECT AND PROBLEMS OF CARGO HANDLING IN CHENNAI PORT:

Introduction:

Chennai Port, the third oldest port among the 12 major ports, is an emerging hub port in the East Coast of India. This gateway port for all cargo has completed 128 years of glorious service to the nation’s maritime trade. Maritime trade started way back in 1639 on the sea shore Chennai. It was an open road -stead and exposed sandy coast till 1815. The initial piers were built in 1861, but the storms of 1868 and 1872 made them inoperative. So an artificial harbour was built and the operations were started in 1881.The cargo operations were carried out on the northern pier, located on the northeastern
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An increase of 10.14% in handling of cars from 273917 Units in the year 2009-10 when compared with 248697 Units in the year 2008-09 and an increase of 6.39% in handling of containers from 1143373 TEUs in the year 2008-09 to 1216438 TEUs in the year 2009-10. The long term plan for Chennai Port envisages that the Port will mainly handle 4C’s i.e Containers, Cars, Cruise and Clean Cargo.

2. STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: ➢ To study on the physical and technical challenges faced on the cargo handling

➢ Cargo congestion inside the port

➢ To analysis the cargo stuffing and de stuffing in Chennai port

➢ To explore the cargo safety and security in Chennai port

3 .OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY: ➢ To study on the physical and technical challenges faced on the cargo handling

➢ Cargo congestion inside the port

➢ To analysis the cargo stuffing and de stuffing in Chennai port

➢ To explore the cargo safety and security in Chennai port

4. HYPOTHESES OF THE STUDY:
The following hypothesis were set and tested in this research thesis:
1. There is no significant difference in the mean score on the efficiency and effectiveness of clearance process by customs among different continents and the major ports of
India
2. There is no significant difference in the mean score on the quality of infrastructure in use for logistics operations among various continents and the major ports of India
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