Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has circulated a draft of Indian Ports Bill 2020 for public consultation which will repeal and replace the Indian Ports Act, 1908 (Act No. 15 of 1908)
Issued in April by the Government of India, the Indian standard operating procedure of sign-on will now be applicable on foreign mariners as well as it is on Indian Mariners.
10th August may well be a historic day in the Indian maritime chapter as the Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, announced a $1 billion investment to develop a trans-shipment hub in the Indian Islands of Andaman and Nicobar.
The Indian Directorate General of Shipping, also known as DG Shipping, announced on Friday that seafarers of foreign nations would be allowed to sign off in Indian ports.
Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) has reviewed the development activities of Vallarpadam Terminal of Cochin Port. It is envisaged as the first trans-shipment port of India, managed by DP World.
Overcoming the impact of COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown challenges, JNPT, India’s premier container port registered a throughput of 283,802 TEUs in container handling.
PSA Chennai, PSA Kolkata, PSA Mumbai and PSA Sical in Tuticorin are all continuing to operate as essential services, with added safety and hygiene measures.
V.O.Chidambaranar Port created a new record by handling 1,80,597 metric tonnes of cargo in a single day on 27th July 2019, surpassing the previous single-day record of 1,77,639 Metric Tonnes on 16th November 2017.
Privately owned by the Adani business empire, the Mundra Port of Gujarat has changed the face of the shipping ports across the sub-continental nation. Know more about the shipping port inside the article.