In India, New Mangalore Port Trust has placed a contract to build new berth 18, which will handle both dry bulk traffic and containers. Construction will cost in the region of $15 million and will be funded entirely by the port trust itself. Because dredging is not involved, the berth could become operational within 20 months, adding a further 5 million tonnes of capacity.

The Trust has also given the go-ahead for the purchase of two mobile harbour cranes, each of which will be to handle loads of up to 60 tonnes when they are deployed on general cargo berths 2, 3 and 4.