• ihavan

    A modern mid-sized state-of-the-art transshipment port in the Indian Ocean.
    It offers high efficiency and productivity, round the clock operations and attractive T/S rates
  • ihavan

    A modern mid-sized state-of-the-art transshipment port in the Indian Ocean.
    It offers high efficiency and productivity, round the clock operations and attractive T/S rates
  • ihavan

    A modern mid-sized state-of-the-art transshipment port in the Indian Ocean.
    It offers high efficiency and productivity, round the clock operations and attractive T/S rates

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State-of-the-art Transshipment Port

ihavan is an integrated project designed for Ihavandhippolhu Atoll, in Northern Maldives. The project seeks to capitalize on the location of the atoll, straddling the seven and eight degree channels through which the main East -West shipping route presently runs.

This route connects South-East Asia and China to the Middle-East and Europe. ihavan’s central location in the Indian Ocean will access more than 30 large cities within a radius of 4000 km.

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3,000 hectares

Land Area

Dev. Model:

Long-term concession with SEZ benefits

OPEN

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Transhipment Port

  • Currently, more than US$ 18 trillion worth of goods are transported across the 7-8 degree Channel annually, with over 70,000 ships crossing the Indian Ocean every year. A transhipment port in Ihavandhippolhu stands ready to benefit from the growing trade volumes passing through the region in the wake of strong growth in India and China.

Live and Work in ihavan

  • The business district, encompassing commercial and financial centres, coupled with upscale real estate will cater for global multinational firms to set up their regional headquarters while providing both condominium style housing and beach front villas to cater for diverse choices. (real-estate)

 

Airport Development, Warehousing and Export Processing Zones

  • ihavan’s central location in the Indian Ocean will provide access to more than 30 large cities within a radius of 4000 km. Furthermore, India, only a few minutes away from ihavan, is projected to house the world’s largest middle class consumer market by 2030. This presents immense opportunities for online trading businesses and mass warehousing for large-scale retailers.

    Export processing zones established in ihavan can enjoy duty free access to the South Asian region with a population base of approximately 1.7 billion people, through the existing South Asian Free Trade Arrangement (SAFTA). Furthermore, the Government of Maldives is in talks with the Government of China to conclude a Free Trade Agreement between both the countries which will enable duty free access to the 1.2 billion-strong Chinese consumer market.

 

A Cruise hub

  • With the global cruise industry expected to grow at a rate of 7.2% annually and consumer interest growing rapidly in China and India, the Asian market for cruising is projecting over 74 million passengers a year by 2030. The cruise hub at ihavan will have locational advantage, along with the infrastructure to handle new generation cruise liners and associated amenities.

Bunkering

  • ihavan is identified as being ideal to provide.

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