Shipping containers, made in India


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New Delhi: To cut down its dependence on China, the Modi government is working on a comprehensive plan for manufacture of shipping grade containers in India that includes giving Production Link Incentives (PLI) to indigenous firms, ThePrint has learnt. There was a huge shortage of shipping grade containers globally during the Covid-19 pandemic. The shortage had resulted in shipping lines increasing container freight rates phenomenally across the world, which badly impacted India’s export import supply chain. Presently, only a few small domestic firms manufacture containers that provide service on the rail mode, but the number is minuscule. The Container Corporation...