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.
In the wake of unprecedented crisis due to Covid-19, the Ministry of Shipping has been taking pro-active steps to ensure smooth running of shipping and port operations, ease the hardships, and at the same time, following the restrictions imposed during the lockdown.
Only those international cruise ships which had planned and intimated their call to an Indian Port not later than 1st January, 2020 will be allowed to call on such port.
The MoU on National Maritime Heritage Complex, Lothal will pay the way for cooperation between the two countries for showcasing common Maritime Heritage.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up a Major Port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra.
The unilateral MoU would facilitate unilateral recognition by another country of the certificates issued by the Directorate General of Shipping to Indian seafarers, without seeking similar recognition by India of the certificates issued by that country.
Mrs. H. K. Joshi has assumed charge as Chairperson & Managing Director of The SCI, a Navratna CPSE under the Ministry of Shipping (MOS), Government of India.
Multi-Modal Terminal will create direct employment and indirect employment in the region Will also open up industries of Jharkhand and Bihar to the global market and to provide Indo-Nepal-Bangladesh and North-East cargo connectivity through waterways