Despite assurances of Goa becoming a logistics hub, the sector faces challenges due to inadequate infrastructure. Industry players now hope that policymakers will address the identified gaps. The recently opened international cargo terminal at Manohar International Airport, Mopa, offers a glimmer of hope.
One of the major issues is the lack of a functioning crane at Mormugao Port for lifting cargo, forcing goods like pharmaceuticals to be trucked to Nhava Sheva Port. The private sector is looking to Goa’s logistics policy to rectify these issues, emphasising the need for dedicated land for logistics parks, modern truck terminals, improved roads, and timely investment clearances.
CII Goa is organising a logistics conference to bring industry players and policymakers together to address these concerns. They have also proposed linking Mopa Airport with the Konkan railway network to boost cargo and passenger traffic.
Goa’s logistics sector anticipates a revival with the necessary infrastructure improvements.