• JNPT: Terminal operation slow
  • NSICT: Terminal operation  slow
  • GTI:  Terminal operations slow operations running slow at all terminals at Nhava Sheva due to congestion.
  • Equipment shortage prevails in major shipping lines like MSC, CMA and Maersk / Safmarine.
  • Most shipping lines are asking to book two weeks in advance and not accepting heavy cargo.
  • GRI implemented by shipping lines.
  • Fridays 18th is a Public Holiday on the occasion of Good Friday.


  • Still heavy rush at Cargo terminal and will see even more delays this week since 12th, 13th and 14th were custom holidays.  Situation will be very tight as 18th is also a Public holiday.
  • Most airlines have increased rates, basic freight or Fuel or both.
  • Rates are being validated on shipment by shipment basis only.
  • Most carriers are overbooked and accepting cargo for EXPRESS mode only.
  • There are also delays at trans-shipment ports.
  • Transit time for Lille especially is affected and taking 2 – 3 days more due congestion trans-shipment.
  • It is expected that the above situation will prevail for another 2 weeks.


  • ICD FARIDABAD: Rail movement normal
  • CFS PATPARGANJ: Rail movement normal
  • ICD DADRI: Rail movement normal
  • ICD Loni: 3-4 days pendency for railing to Mumbai port and 3-4 days to Mundra port
  • Pipavav: Getting normal slowly – Containers taking min 3-4 days i/o 4-5 days to rail out for import shipments.
  • ICD : TUGHLAKABAD (TKD) – Gating In of FCL & LCL slow since carting is restricted to 80 per day  and cargo offloading  at night due to this long waiting time for truckers.
  • CMA is having equipment shortage for Food grade containers for rice stuffing.
  • Due to container shortage CMA CGM is not releasing the booking for Port Louis


  • Most of the airlines  [ JET, QATAR, ETIHAD, AIR FRANCE / SINGAPORE] going full  / OVER BOOKED for France and other  destinations of Europe
  • Airline need 4-5 days advance booking
  • BASIS FOR EUROPE and  we are expecting other airlines will also accept cargo on express basis only in this week and next week too.
  • Most of the  Airlines increased the  BASIC FREIGHT RATES
  • Due to Custom’s holidays  in last week & this week also there is a huge back log at DELHI  AIRPORT  and it will affect the daily operational activities and shipments can be delayed in customs clearance for 1-2  DAYS.



  • Chennai and Tuticorin Port going smoothly operational wise, no issue reported yet.
  • 20’ & 40’HQ container Equipment shortage in Tuticorin Port with carrier like: BEN LINE/ HANJIN / K-LINE on priority wise they are allotting the container depend upon availability.
  • Evergreen – Stop service from Tuticorin to Port Louis presently.
  • Ex. Chennai :  Some carriers like PIL, MOL, MSC informed thatthere are congestion at Singapore for Africa sector expecting minimum one week rollover presently
  • Chennai Import Container movement from Port to nominated CFS slightly delay it’s taking minimum 3 days after container discharge from vessel.



  • Mostly airlines  [ AIR INDIA, QATAR, ETIHAD, AIR FRANCE ,SAUDI / SINGAPORE] going full  / OVER BOOKED for Europe and USA
  • Airline need 4-5 days advance booking
  • MOSTLY  Airlines increased the  BASIC FREIGHT RATES
  • Rates are being validated on shipment by shipment basis only.This week Customs holidays in Chennai  – Tamil New Year on 14/4/14 and 18/04/2014 Good Friday.