‘Ramayan Cruise Tour’ on the Saryu river in Ayodhya will be launched soon. Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways today chaired a review meeting for the implementation of cruise service.
In pursuance of ‘Make in India’ policy of the Government of India, the Ministry of Shipping has reviewed the ROFR (Right of First Refusal) licensing conditions for chartering of vessels/Ships through a tender process for all types of requirements.
During its maiden voyage, a vessel with a capacity of 200 TEU and 3000 MT of breakbulk cargo will sail from Tuticorin to Kochi, from where it will proceed to Kulhudhuffushi port in North Maldives and then to Male port.
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.
With India and Bangladesh’s maritime ties getting boosted, India is now transporting goods to the north-east via Bangladesh’s Chattogram (Chittagong) Port.
As part of its Mission Begin Again, the Indian Government has announced that it will permit cruise ships to commence sailing from 1st October.
India, spearheaded by the Shipping Ministry, flagged off the foremost trial in the movement of freight cargo through the Indian port of Kolkata, to the Bangladeshi port of Chattogram, for transporting cargo to the Indian states of Assam and Tripura.
All the Major Ports and organizations of the Ministry of Shipping participated enthusiastically in the campaign and organized a host of activities to make this campaign a grand success.
By signing two MoU, appointing a Representative Office in India and supporting the establishment of a maritime university in collaboration with educational institutions in Rotterdam, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is intensifying its joint activities with parties in India.