IWAI and IOCL signed an MoU for jointly developing infrastructure for fuels, lubricating oil, LPG, Natural Gas and any other related fuel and gas for meeting the requirement of National Waterways.
In a big step to promote the Make in India initiative and incentivize shipbuilding activity in the country, the Ministry of Shipping has revised its guidelines for chartering of ships by providing Right of First Refusal (RoFR) to ships built in India.
The shipping sector has witnessed an unprecedented growth of 35 per cent in the number of Indian seafarers employed on Indian or foreign flag vessels this year.
Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will transport container cargo belonging to the food and beverage giant PepsiCo (India) from Kolkata to Varanasi on river Ganga
The Project is Expected to tap The huge potential of Nepal bound containerised cargo on National Waterways -1
The Major ports in India have recorded a growth of 5.13% and together handled 288.38 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to August.
The Minister of State for Shipping and Finance informed that to deal with potential maritime security situations arising out of any hijacking at sea of merchant vessels with Indian crew, an IMGO was set up by the Government under the Ministry of Shipping.
The Ministry of Shipping’s flagship programme for port-led-prosperity ‘Sagarmala’ received the ‘Gold Award’ in infrastructure sector in the recently concluded 52nd Skoch Summit 2018in New Delhi.
With a view to providing more autonomy and flexibility to Major Ports and to professionalize their governance, the Government has introduced Major Port Authorities Bill in Parliament.