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December 6, 2023

A Detailed Guide to Shipping from India

Navigating India’s Export Procedures

Navigating through India’s export procedures can be complex, but understanding the basics can make the process smoother. This guide will cover all the aspects involved in shipping from India, the essential export documents, restrictions, and main ports, along with a look at the major oceanic and air cargo routes from the country. We’ll also provide estimated transit times to different global destinations, keeping in mind that these timings are approximate and may vary due to factors like the airline, route, and current travel conditions. This information aims to aid traders and businesses in managing their operations efficiently.

Understanding Export Regulatory Framework and International Shipping from India

Engaging in international shipping from India necessitates a grasp of the country’s regulatory structure. Two essential pillars underpinning this landscape are the protocols of the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and the intricacies of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.

Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) Overview

DGFT operates under the umbrella of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. It is the primary regulatory body for all Indian exports.

Importer-Exporter Code (IEC):

  • Application: Obtainable online via the DGFT portal. Necessary documents include PAN, address proof, and bank details.
  • Validity: Lifetime validity post-acquisition, unless surrendered or deactivated.

Foreign Trade Policy:

  • A framework delineated by DGFT that defines export and import strategies.
  • Staying abreast of updates is crucial for regulatory compliance.

Demystifying Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Exports

  • Zero-Rated Supply for Exports: Goods are exempt from GST, but input service or goods tax can be reclaimed.
  • Refund Process:
    • Methods:
    • Supply under bond/Letter of Undertaking without IGST and claim unutilized input tax credit.
    • Pay IGST using input tax credit and subsequently claim IGST refund.
    • Documentation: Maintain records of exported goods/services. Key documents include the shipping bill, tax invoice, and foreign exchange receipt.
  • GST Return Filings: Regular filing of GST returns, especially GSTR-1, is paramount. The refund process initiates post-shipping detail validation with the Customs Department.

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Essential Documents for Exporting from India

Bill of Lading (BoL)Ocean freight’s pivotal document. It serves as a shipment receipt, contract of carriage, and a title document.
Airway Bill (AWB)Similar to BoL for air freight. It’s non-negotiable and details shipment and carriage terms.
Commercial InvoiceDetails goods, transaction parties, and acts as a sale proof. Used by customs for tax and duty assessment.
Packing ListDetails cargo’s contents, including weight, dimensions, and item count. Facilitates efficient goods handling and verification.
Certificate of OriginAuthenticates cargo’s origin. Influences duty rates and customs clearance due to certain trade agreements.
Fumigation CertificatePrimarily for wooden packaged shipments. Verifies wood pest-free status.

Cargo Shipping from India – Export Restrictions & Prohibitions: What to Avoid

Adhering to the DGFT’s Foreign Trade Policy is paramount. Here’s a breakdown of some major prohibited export categories (as of 2022). Shippers need to avoid the below mentioned good while cargo shipping from India:

  • Live Animals and Products: Wild animals, exotic birds, beef, human skeletons.
  • Plant Products: Sandalwood, red sanders wood, teak timber from Myanmar.
  • Cultural Artifacts: Antiques over 100 years old, rare manuscripts, original sculptures/paintings.
  • Drugs: Narcotics and specific psychotropic substances.
  • Metals: Unornamented gold and silver.
  • Chemicals: Ozone-depleting substances.
  • Agriculture: Certain seeds, plants, and fruits.
  • Marine: Protected species under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and CITES.
  • IPR Violations: Goods infringing patents, trademarks, copyrights.
  • Dual-Use Goods: Items usable both militarily and civically.
  • Electronic Equipment: Specific gear with strategic implications.

Major Indian Ports: Your Gateway to Global Trade

  • Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port), Mumbai: India’s premier cargo port and a linchpin in maritime logistics.
  • Mundra Port, Gujarat: A fast-growing port with deep-water capabilities and cutting-edge infrastructure.
  • Chennai Port, Tamil Nadu: A historic port on India’s eastern coast, pivotal for cargo movements to Southeast Asia and the Far East.
  • Kandla Port, Gujarat: India’s largest cargo port, handling a wide variety of cargo, including food grains, oils, machinery, petroleum products, salts, chemicals, and textiles.
  • Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra Pradesh: The largest port in Andhra Pradesh and one of the major sea ports in India, handling a wide variety of cargo, including iron ore, coal, petroleum products, fertilizers, and containerized cargo.

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Oceanic Trade Lanes from India

1. India to the Middle East: The Arabian Sea provides a natural conduit for cargo vessels heading to the Middle East. Essential ports of call include:

  • Dubai: Jebel Ali in Dubai, one of the world’s cargo juggernauts, is instrumental in handling and re-exporting goods, acting as a crucial nexus between the Eastern and Western markets.
  • Jeddah: As the gateway to the expansive Middle Eastern market, the Jeddah Islamic Port in Saudi Arabia is indispensable for cargo coming from or heading to this region.

2. India to Europe: Cargo vessels en route to Europe from India predominantly traverse the Suez Canal, a remarkable feat of engineering that provides the most direct maritime connection between Asia and Europe. Key European ports include:

  • Rotterdam: As Europe’s maritime epicenter, the Netherlands’ Rotterdam port is essential for goods entering or exiting the continent.
  • Antwerp: Situated in Belgium, the Port of Antwerp is not just renowned for diamonds but is also a significant node in the European cargo network.

3. India to Southeast Asia and the Far East: The Bay of Bengal offers India a straight path to Southeast Asia and the Far East. Prime destinations in this trade lane are:

  • Singapore: The Port of Singapore, with its strategic location at the crossroads of major cargo routes, plays a pivotal role in global maritime trade.
  • Port Klang, Malaysia: As ASEAN’s major cargo hub, Port Klang is integral for regional trade dynamics.
  • Shanghai, China: Holding the crown as the world’s most active container port, Shanghai is the primary maritime door to China’s vast market.

4. India to the Americas: Cargo voyages to the Americas are extensive, potentially making stops at European ports or circumnavigating the Cape of Good Hope. Vital American ports include:

  • New York and New Jersey: As the titan of the USA’s East Coast, this port complex is integral for cargo destined for or coming from North America.
  • Santos, Brazil: Holding the title as South America’s cargo king, Santos is paramount for trade within the continent.

Transit Time Estimations

Please note that the estimated transit times are approximate and may vary depending on several factors including the airline, route, and current travel conditions.

India to the Americas

Indian PortDestination PortEstimated Transit Time (Days)
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Long Beach28-35
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Houston28-35
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Los Angeles28-35
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of New York/New Jersey35-42
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Santos33 / 40
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Long Beach28-35
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Houston28-35
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Los Angeles28-35
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of New York/New Jersey35-42
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Santos33
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Long Beach28-35
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Houston28-35
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Los Angeles28-35
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of New York/New Jersey35-42
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Santos55
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Long Beach28-35
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Houston28-35
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Los Angeles28-35
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of New York/New Jersey35-42
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Santos30-40
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Long Beach28-35
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Houston28-35
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Los Angeles28-35
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of New York/New Jersey35-42
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Santos30-40

India to Asia

Indian PortDestination PortEstimated Transit Time (Days)
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Shanghai18-20
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Singapore5-21
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Shenzhen14-16
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan18
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Guangzhou23-26
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Shanghai20-22
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Singapore10-22
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Shenzhen18-20
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Ningbo-Zhoushan20-22
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Guangzhou24-27
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Shanghai20-25
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Singapore7-21
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Shenzhen20-25
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Ningbo-Zhoushan20-25
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Guangzhou25-30
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Shanghai20-25
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Singapore10-25
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Shenzhen20-25
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Ningbo-Zhoushan20-25
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Guangzhou25-30
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Shanghai20-25
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Singapore10-25
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Shenzhen20-25
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Ningbo-Zhoushan20-25
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Guangzhou25-30

India to Europe

Indian PortDestination PortEstimated Transit Time (Days)
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Antwerp25-30
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Rotterdam25-30
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Hamburg25-30
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Marseille30-35
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Barcelona30-35
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Antwerp25-30
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Rotterdam25-30
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Hamburg25-30
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Marseille30-35
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Barcelona30-35
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Antwerp25-30
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Rotterdam25-30
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Hamburg25-30
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Marseille30-35
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Barcelona30-35
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Antwerp25-30
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Rotterdam25-30
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Hamburg25-30
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Marseille30-35
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Barcelona30-35
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Antwerp30-35
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Rotterdam30-35
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Hamburg30-35
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Marseille30-35
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Barcelona30-35

India to Oceania

Indian PortDestination PortEstimated Transit Time (Days)
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Melbourne35-40
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port Botany35-40
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Brisbane35-40
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Tauranga35-40
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Ports of Auckland35-40
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Melbourne35-40
Mundra Port, GujaratPort Botany35-40
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Brisbane35-40
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Tauranga35-40
Mundra Port, GujaratPorts of Auckland35-40
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Melbourne35-40
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort Botany35-40
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Brisbane35-40
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Tauranga35-40
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPorts of Auckland35-40
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Melbourne35-40
Kandla Port, GujaratPort Botany35-40
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Brisbane35-40
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Tauranga35-40
Kandla Port, GujaratPorts of Auckland35-40
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Melbourne40-45
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort Botany40-45
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Brisbane40-45
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Tauranga40-45
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPorts of Auckland40-45

India to the Middle East

Indian PortDestination PortEstimated Transit Time (Days)
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port of Jebel Ali (UAE)4-5 
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Tanger-Med (Morocco)8-10 
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)King Abdul Aziz Port (Saudi Arabia)5-6 
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Port Said (Egypt)8-10 
Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port)Salalah (Oman)3-4 
Mundra Port, GujaratPort of Jebel Ali (UAE)4-5 
Mundra Port, GujaratTanger-Med (Morocco)8-10 
Mundra Port, GujaratKing Abdul Aziz Port (Saudi Arabia)5-6 
Mundra Port, GujaratPort Said (Egypt)8-10 
Mundra Port, GujaratSalalah (Oman)3-4 
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort of Jebel Ali (UAE)4-5 
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduTanger-Med (Morocco)8-10 
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduKing Abdul Aziz Port (Saudi Arabia)5-6 
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduPort Said (Egypt)8-10 
Chennai Port, Tamil NaduSalalah (Oman)3-4 
Kandla Port, GujaratPort of Jebel Ali (UAE)4-5 
Kandla Port, GujaratTanger-Med (Morocco)8-10 
Kandla Port, GujaratKing Abdul Aziz Port (Saudi Arabia)5-6 
Kandla Port, GujaratPort Said (Egypt)8-10 
Kandla Port, GujaratSalalah (Oman)3-4 
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort of Jebel Ali (UAE)5-6 
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshTanger-Med (Morocco)9-11 
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshKing Abdul Aziz Port (Saudi Arabia)6-7 
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshPort Said (Egypt)9-11 
Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra PradeshSalalah (Oman)4-5 
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Prominent Air Cargo Routes from India

1. To Europe: European markets, with their demand for pharmaceuticals, textiles, and IT equipment from India, are well-served by direct cargo flights. Key destinations include:

  • London: A significant gateway for goods heading to the UK and beyond, accommodating cargo ranging from apparel to machinery.
  • Paris: A hub for perishables and specialty goods, ensuring that products reach European markets in optimal condition.
  • Frankfurt: A primary entry point for electronics, auto components, and other manufactured goods from India.

2. To the Middle East: The Middle East acts as both a destination and a transshipment point for Indian cargo. Vital hubs comprise:

  • Dubai: A global logistics hub, Dubai facilitates the transit of goods from India to Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
  • Abu Dhabi: Serving as a strategic point for commodities and raw materials heading to the UAE and beyond.
  • Doha: With its sophisticated cargo facilities, Doha efficiently manages the flow of goods, especially perishables, between India and the world.

3. To Asia-Pacific: Asia-Pacific, with its dynamic economies, is a crucial market for Indian exports, from textiles to IT products. Prominent connections feature:

  • Singapore: A pivotal hub for goods, especially electronics and pharmaceuticals, transiting between India and Southeast Asia.
  • Tokyo: Catering to the demand for auto components, textiles, and organic chemicals in the Japanese market.
  • Sydney: Facilitating trade between India and Australia, especially in sectors like minerals, textiles, and agricultural products.

4. To North America: The growing trade ties between India and North America have bolstered air cargo connectivity. Major destinations encompass:

  • New York: A significant entry point for textiles, gemstones, and IT equipment from India.
  • Toronto: Bridging trade between India and Canada, with a focus on commodities like precious metals, pharmaceuticals, and textiles.
  • San Francisco: In the heart of tech innovation, San Francisco is a major destination for IT products, machinery, and organic chemicals from India.

Transit Time Estimations

Please note that the estimated transit times are approximate and may vary depending on several factors including the airline, route, and current travel conditions.

India to America

Indian AirportDestination airportEstimated Air Cargo Transit Time (hours)
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Memphis International Airport (MEM)15-17
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Louisville International Airport (SDF)15-17
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)17-19
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Miami International Airport (MIA)17-19
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)17-19
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Memphis International Airport (MEM)15-17
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Louisville International Airport (SDF)15-17
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)17-19
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Miami International Airport (MIA)17-19
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)17-19
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Memphis International Airport (MEM)16-18
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Louisville International Airport (SDF)16-18
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)18-20
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Miami International Airport (MIA)18-20
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)18-20
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Memphis International Airport (MEM)16-18
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Louisville International Airport (SDF)16-18
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)18-20
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Miami International Airport (MIA)18-20
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)18-20
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Memphis International Airport (MEM)16-18
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Louisville International Airport (SDF)16-18
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)18-20
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Miami International Airport (MIA)18-20
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)18-20

India to Asia

Indian AirportDestination AirportEstimated Transit Time (Hours)
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)15-17
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)11-13
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Incheon International Airport (ICN)12-14
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)16-18
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)10-12
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)15-17
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)11-13
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Incheon International Airport (ICN)12-14
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)16-18
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)10-12
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)16-18
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)12-14
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Incheon International Airport (ICN)13-15
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)17-19
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)11-13
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)16-18
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)12-14
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Incheon International Airport (ICN)13-15
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)17-19
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)11-13
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)16-18
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)12-14
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Incheon International Airport (ICN)13-15
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)17-19
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)11-13

India to Oceania

Indian AirportDestination AirportEstimated Transit Time (Hours)
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport (SYD)17-19
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Auckland Airport (AKL)18-20
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Melbourne Airport (MEL)17-19
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Brisbane Airport (BNE)18-20
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Perth Airport (PER)20-22
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport (SYD)17-19
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Auckland Airport (AKL)18-20
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Melbourne Airport (MEL)17-19
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Brisbane Airport (BNE)18-20
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Perth Airport (PER)20-22
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport (SYD)18-20
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Auckland Airport (AKL)19-21
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Melbourne Airport (MEL)18-20
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Brisbane Airport (BNE)19-21
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Perth Airport (PER)21-23
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport (SYD)18-20
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Auckland Airport (AKL)19-21
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Melbourne Airport (MEL)18-20
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Brisbane Airport (BNE)19-21
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Perth Airport (PER)21-23
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport (SYD)18-20
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Auckland Airport (AKL)19-21
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Melbourne Airport (MEL)18-20
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Brisbane Airport (BNE)19-21
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Perth Airport (PER)21-23

India to the Middle East

Indian AirportDestination AirportEstimated Transit Time (Hours)
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Dubai International Airport (DXB)6-8
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Hamad International Airport (DOH)5-7
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)6-8
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)King Khalid International Airport (RUH)7-9
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)10-12
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Dubai International Airport (DXB)5-7
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Hamad International Airport (DOH)4-6
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)5-7
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)King Khalid International Airport (RUH)6-8
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)9-11
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Dubai International Airport (DXB)6-8
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Hamad International Airport (DOH)5-7
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)6-8
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)King Khalid International Airport (RUH)7-9
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)10-12
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Dubai International Airport (DXB)6-8
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Hamad International Airport (DOH)5-7
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)6-8
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)King Khalid International Airport (RUH)7-9
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)10-12
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Dubai International Airport (DXB)6-8
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Hamad International Airport (DOH)5-7
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)6-8
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)King Khalid International Airport (RUH)7-9
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)10-12

India to Europe

Indian AirportDestination AirportEstimated Transit Time (Hours)
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany8-10
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), France9-11
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)London Heathrow Airport (LHR), UK9-11
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), Netherlands8-10
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL)Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ), Germany8-10
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany8-10
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), France9-11
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)London Heathrow Airport (LHR), UK9-11
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), Netherlands8-10
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ), Germany8-10
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany9-11
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), France10-12
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)London Heathrow Airport (LHR), UK10-12
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), Netherlands9-11
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR)Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ), Germany9-11
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany9-11
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), France10-12
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)London Heathrow Airport (LHR), UK10-12
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), Netherlands9-11
Chennai International Airport, Chennai (MAA)Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ), Germany9-11
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany9-11
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), France10-12
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)London Heathrow Airport (LHR), UK10-12
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), Netherlands9-11
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (HYD)Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ), Germany9-11
Wefreight at India

Key Export Commodities from India

India’s rich and diverse export portfolio plays a pivotal role in the global market. Here’s a closer look:

  1. Gems and Jewellery ($28.6 billion): India’s historical craftsmanship in jewelry design and production has cemented its global leadership position in precious gems and jewelry exports.
  2. Petroleum Products ($25.3 billion): Leveraging its refining prowess, India exports a vast array of petroleum products, driving significant revenue.
  3. Pharmaceuticals ($23.8 billion): Known as the pharmacy of the world, India’s competitive pricing and high-quality generic medicines cater to global needs.
  4. Organic Chemicals ($19.6 billion): The growth trajectory of India’s chemical industry is evident in its substantial organic chemicals exports, feeding various global industries.
  5. Machinery and Appliances ($17.6 billion): From industrial equipment to engines, Indian machinery is globally acclaimed for its quality and reliability.

Commodity-wise breakdown of India’s total export value