A step towards bolstering the revival of Indian Ship building and a big move towards AatmaNirbhar (Self-Reliant) Shipping in AatmaNirbhar (Self-Reliant) Bharat.
Ministry of Shipping has facilitated more than 1,00,000 crew change on Indian ports and through charter flights. It is the highest number of crew changes in the world.
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.
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.
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.
An approximated 20,000 Indian seafarers sign on or off merchant vessels all over the world each month. Indian governmental agencies have joined hands with shipping and manning agencies to repatriate an approximated 20,000 Indian seafarers stranded abroad.
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.
Union Minister of State for Shipping interacted via video conference with the Ship Liners, Shipping Companies, Maritime Associations, Seafarers Unions regarding the change of crew at Indian Ports and reconnoitered the situation of Indian seafarers working as well as stranded in the International waters.
All port employees including contractual labourers employed directly by the Port and other contractual employees are covered