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A new port in India

India's bid to capture a slice of global shipping

India's bid to capture a slice of global shipping. The east-west shipping line off the southern coast of India carries around 30% of the world's cargo. As container ships get bigger, the Kerala state government wants to build a deep-water container port at Vizhinjam. But the $1.2bn project has been badly delayed by Cyclone Ockhi in 2017 and by last year’s torrential rains and flooding in the region. Fergus Nicoll speaks to Karan Adani, CEO of Adani Ports and hears the concerns from a boat owner and fish vendors concerned for their livelihoods.

Plus Stephen Ryan speaks to transgender workers on the Kochi metro in Kerala.

(Photo: A container ship off the coast of Kerala, Credit: Getty Images)

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Fri 17 May 2019 12:32GMT

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