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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

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

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

Container Handling: Future´s Bright

April 2016

In line with global trends, India also followed suit to create more container handling facilities, at many locations, during the past decades. Howeve...

Container traffic, Container-specific handling equipment, CAGR, TEU, CSFs, ICD, GDP, Sanjay Saxena, Sany India, Praveen Waychal, Cargotec India Pvt Ltd, Nitin Gadkari, Roads, Highways, Shipping

Govt relaxes cabotage rules to boost transshipment

April 2016

To promote transshipment at Indian ports, the Shipping Ministry has allowed relaxations in cabotage rules. Cabotage is the transport of goods or pass...

Indian ports, Cabotage, Transport, Containers, Shipping Ministry, Handling, Project Transshipment Containers, Boost transshipment

Govt to award Rs.14,225 cr port projects by March

March 2016

As part of its efforts to bring the country´s top 12 major ports on par with the best, globally, the government will award projects worth Rs 14,225 c...

Shipping Ministry, Investment, Port

Centre to float tenders for Colachel port

March 2016

The Shipping Ministry will issue tenders by March for the appointment of a consultant for the proposed trans-shipment port of Colachel. Union Transpo...

Shipping Ministry, Nitin Gadkari, Colachel, Union Transport, Greenfield ports, N Muruganandam

Cargo traffic up 3.36%: Official

March 2016

Buoyed by pick up in demand, India´s 12 major ports saw cargo traffic increase by 3.36 per cent to 499.23 mt in the first 10 months of the current fi...

PTI, Shipping Ministry, Kolkata Port, Commodity-wise, Coal, Fertiliser, JNPT
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