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The Loadstar has constantly reported on the problems at India’s major container port of Jawaharlal Nehru, close to Mumbai. But the problems at the country’s second gateway of Chennai are of similar magnitude, as this commentary from Drewry argues. On India’s eastern seaboard however, the real problem is hinterland connectivity – Chennai’s antiquated road system simply cannot handle the amount of truck traffic that its two container terminals generate.

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  • Michael Kusuplos

    December 02, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Mr. van Marle has explained in very simple terms what the major Supply Chain logistics problem is in India. The current infrastructure will not support the demands placed on it.

    Believe that most appropriate statement that one could make to describe the situation is: ” A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. ” Believe that we all know which link this is. Time for the various Indian government agencies to start working together to strengthen this weak link if they ever hope to achieve their dream of being a 1st Rate Global Economic Power.

    Today’s business climate is boiling down to the “Battle of the Supply Chains”. What really matters in today’s customer driven economy is “Did the customer get what they want, when they wanted it, how they wanted it?”

    A good message to those Indians that really wish to achieve this status comes from the American Patriot and Statesman, Benjamin Franklin – “Better well done than well said.”