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Major ports see steep 21% volume contraction in April

Sector outlook remains negative in near-to-medium term: ICRA.


Budget 2020 allocation to Sagarmala is lower than the cost of planned initiatives

Budget 2020 has laid emphasis on considering corporatising at least one major port and its listing on stock exchanges.


Cabinet approves amendments for PPP projects at Major Ports to usher in more private participation: ICRA

The Union Cabinet has approved certain amendments to the existing Model Concession Agreement (MCA) for PPP projects at the Major Ports, which will address some of the thorny issues faced by the existing PPP port projects and attract more private investments to achieve capacity targets set under the ..


Imminent surplus capacity will moderate realisations and returns in medium term for container terminal operators

With surplus capacity addition of container terminals in the Mundra-JNPT (North West) and the Chennai cluster (South East) regions, container terminals are likely to witness severe competitive pressures for larger share of incremental volumes; and thereby pressure on realisations as well.


Continuing decline in coal imports to impact long term returns for port players with high concentration of coal cargo

The volume growth at major ports was low at 3 per cent during the first five months of current fiscal FY2018 as coal volumes recorded 12 per cent decline during the period, even as iron ore volumes grew 29 per cent.


Port capacity of 100.37 mt added in FY16-17

The government has taken various steps in the last three years to boost the sector’s overall efficiency. FY2016-17 marked the introduction of various government initiatives and policy actions that are likely to transform the sector in the long term.


Metro-rail to boost order book of construction companies by Rs 75,000-90,000 crore

The metro rail sector has seen strong traction in the past couple of years and growth of the metro network in new cities is expected to provide sizeable opportunities for construction companies owing to a strong pipeline of projects that are in the approval or planning stage.


The Digital Advantage

The construction sector in India has evolved gradually over the years in terms of adoption of new materials, processes and technologies. However, in comparison to other sectors, it has been slow to adapt to digital technologies.


Healthy growth in traffic, decline in interest rates expected to accelerate M and A deals in roads sector | ICRA

Asset sales in the road sector have picked up over the last 24 months with the relaxation in exit policy. Sponsors in around 20 road assets involving a total cost of Rs 123.27 billion have monetised their assets as opposed to around Rs 70 billion in the preceding 50 months.


Cabinet approval for ‘Major Ports Authorities Bill’ is a credit positive for major ports | ICRA

During the first seven months of FY2017, cargo throughput at major ports has registered a 4.6 per cent growth over the corresponding period of the previous year. The growth was supported by a doubling of iron ore cargo volumes (21 MT against 10 MT) as well as growth in POL (9 per cent) and other car..


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