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MoU for skill development in Port and Maritime sector signed between the Ministry of Shipping and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship;

To reap the benefit for vast employment opportunities in maritime sector and with a view to certify their skill sets, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed digitally between Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship today. An MoU was signed in the presence of Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr.Mahendra Nath Pandey and Minister of State ...

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Shipping Ministry reduces port tariff rates ranging from 60% to 70% for Cruise Ships

Ministry of Shipping has rationalized tariff rates for the Cruise vessels. The net effect of the rate relaxation would be an immediate reduction in port charges ranging from 60% to 70%, which will give substantial relief to the cruise industry in India, in line with the government policy to support the economy in COVID-19 pandemic situation. Following are the rationalized ...

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Coastal Shipping requires urgent attention

Water transport is the preferred mode of transport all over the world as it is economical, cost saving, less prone to pilferage and damage, reduces road congestion and accidents, clean and green mode of transport and proved to be a valuable asset during emergencies and calamities. Coastal shipping is ideal for carriage of both dry and liquid bulk cargoes. India ...

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Ministry of Shipping plays a pro-active role towards ensuring smooth shipping operations in COVID-19 situation and lockdown in the country

Total traffic handled at Major Ports from April to March 2020 shows 0.82% growth in tonnage Over 46,000 crew/passenger thermal- scanned at ports Penalties, demurrage, charges, fee, rentals levied by the Major ports waived off on any port user Hospitals across the Major Port Trusts are prepared for Covid-19 Over Rs. 59 crore Contributions from Salary and CSR funds to ...

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Infrastructure at Ports 

The Ministry of Shipping is striving hard towards making its contribution in achieving the target of USD 5 trillion economy set by the Government. In this regard, 58 projects involving a cost of Rs. 49950 crore have been identified as part of National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) for infrastructure augmentation and development at major ports upto FY 2025. Three days ‘Chintan ...

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Major Port Authorities Bill 2020 Introduced in The Loksabha

Major Port Authorities Bill 2020 was introduced in the Loksabha by the minister of state for shipping (I/C) Shri Mansukh MANDAVIYA. The Billseeks to provide for regulation, operation and planning of Major Ports in India and to vest the administration, control and management of such ports upon the Boards of Major Port Authorities and for matters connected therewith or incidental ...

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Shri Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates the first ever ‘BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave’ in Vishakhapatnam

The first ever BIMSTEC Conclave of Ports, being held at Vishakhapatnam on 7-8 November, 2019 was inaugurated by Minister of State for Shipping(I/C), Shri Mansukh Mandaviya today.The conclave aims at providing a platform to strengthen maritime interaction, port-led connectivity initiatives and sharing best practices among member countries. Providing Connectivity is one of the key priorities among BIMSTEC countries. While inaugurating ...

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Cargo Transport on National Waterways Rose from 6.59 Mt in 2014-15 to 72.31 in 2018-19 

The Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya,in written repliesto questions in Lok Sabha today,gave detailed information on the status of development of Inland Waterways in the country, and the growth of cargo transportation on these waterways: Shri Mansukh Mandaviya informed that thetransportation of cargo on National Waterways hasincreased from 2016-17 onwards, when new ...

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Major Ports register positive growth of 4.83%

The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 4.83% and together handled 461.21Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to November, 2018 as against 439.96 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year.For the period from April- November 2018, Nine Ports Kolkata (incl. Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered ...

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Paradip Port joins 100 million club, down the memory lane, needs to be honoured

Biju Babu called for the map, a scale, and pencil. To everyone’s surprise he placed the scale in the map connecting Paradip and Daitary and drew a straight line. He told the engineers to consider the pencil line on the map as the alignment of the Expressway and proceed with the construction. When there were murmurs about large scale displacement ...

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