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Haldia Port tops list in ranking on sanitation parameters

April 2017

The Shipping Ministry has taken initiatives for sustainable, environment friendly, long-term development of ports during the ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ sche...

Shipping Ministry, Swachhta Pakhwada, QCI, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Narendra Modi, PSE

Ministry discusses new ports policy

December 2016

The Shipping Ministry has held a consultation meeting with various stakeholders on the policy for ´award of waterfront and associated land to port de...

Shipping Ministry, Ports, Port Dependent Industries

Highways, shipping surge ahead on the back of infrastructure push

November 2016

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has said that his two ministries have together spent a total of about Rs 4 lak...

Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, Shipping Ministry, Economic Editors Conference, Sagarmala programme

Sagarmala to save up to Rs.40,000 cr/year in costs

November 2016

The government´s ambitious push to port-led development under the Sagarmala project will help in saving as much as Rs.40,000 crore annually in logist...

Sagarmala Project, Sagarmala Programme, Shipping Ministry, Road, Rail Transport

Port firms may be helped by new policy

October 2016

A monopoly policy that restricts private port operators from bidding for second terminal at major ports administered by the Centre is likely to be te...

Shipping Ministry, Port, Ministry of Shipping

Multi-modal terminal at Varanasi

September 2016

Union Shipping Ministry will lay the foundation stone for a multi-modal terminal at Varanasi and flag off the trial run of two vessels carrying Marut...

Union Shipping Ministry, Multi Modal Terminal, Maruti Suzuki, Construction Material, National Waterway, AFCONS Infrastructure

Setting Sail

May 2016

As many as 141 agreements entailing an investment of Rs.82,900 crore ($13 billion) were signed at the Maritime India Summit, which was inaugurated by...

Maritime India Summit, Narendra Modi, Shipping, Ports, Sagarmala project, Nitin Gadkari, Shipping Ministry, Cargo logistics, Clusters, Narendra Modi

Private participation in modernisation of state-run ports

May 2016

The Shipping Ministry is planning to modernise state-run sea ports with private sector support as a first step, circumventing opposition to its plan ...

Shipping Ministry, Port corporatisation
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