A Study on the Port Hinterland Connectivity of Chennai Port Sector
D. Rajasekar1, J. Rengamani2

1D. Rajasekar, Research Scholar, Department of Business, AMET University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. J. Rengamani, Professor, Department of Business, AMET University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 05 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 February 2019 | Manuscript published on 28 February 2019 | PP: 712-717 | Volume-8 Issue-4, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: D2853028419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Port hinterland connectivity plays vital role for the growth of any seaport. The economic growth and trade in India depends on maritime transport which in turn depends on good port hinterland connectivity. Seaport hinterland connectivity contains various mode of transport like roadways,railways, airways, inland waterways and inland freight facilities for various cargos.The seaports are connected to inland freight facilities which act like transit place which connect both importers and exporters in the hinterland to seaports and facilitating regional and cross broader trade.The Major ports in India when compared with world class ports still lags behind in hinterland connectivity, this lead to port congestion and directly affects the port performance.The Public –Private model investment which is encouraged by the government showing better results in development of port hinterland connectivity. The Chennai port lacks good hinterland connectivity due to which the port faces lots of challenges. The study reiterates Port hinterland connectivity at present infrastructure development and challenges faced by Chennai port.
Keyword: Chennai Port, Congestion, Vessel, Ports, Hinterland Connectivity, Draft, Berth.
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology