Shipping to India in 2013

When you are shipping ocean freight to India, it is important to know how the current port situation is. The importing and exporting of goods between the United States and India continues to be vital, and gaining an understanding of this process could be important to any supply chain. Major shipping cities in India include Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi.  According to a recent Journal of Commerce article, container volume in Jawaharlal Nehru Port, the largest port in India, dropped 1.4% in 2012. Port Chairman L. Radhakrishnan attributed the drop in container volume to a cut in service rates.

When you carefully examine trade numbers between the US and India last year, there is some cause for concern. In 2012, the US exported over $18 Billion worth of goods to India and imported over $34 Billion worth of goods. Compare that to 2011, in which the US exported only over $21 Billion in goods and imported $36 Billion in goods. That means trade has certainly declined between the US and India. Will trade between the US and India bounce back in 2013?
Some manufacturers see the trading process between the US and India as complicated, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. If you use a freight forwarder, shipping to India can be a breeze. They can provide you with an instant container quote online and a streamlined forwarding process that allows you to ship your cargo efficiently and cost-effectively. Trade between the US to India will try to improve in 2013, so it is important to get a competitive shipping rate to gain a competitive advantage.