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German design cargo vessels for IWAI´s NW-1 foray

October 2016

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has inked a deal with DST, Germany to design vessels, especially suited to navigate the 1,620 km stret...

Inland Waterways Authority of India, DST Germany, Cargo, Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly stretch

NTPC´s Farakka plant gets green nod for coal imports

October 2016

An Environment Ministry panel has given permission to state-run NTPC for transporting imported coal to its Farakka Thermal Power Plant in West Bengal...

Environment Ministry panel, NTPC, Farakka Thermal Power Plant, National waterways, Expert Appraisal Committee, Farakka plant, Transport imported coal

India seeks Korean expertise

October 2016

India is in talks with South Korea, known for its maritime technology prowess, for long-term partnership to develop its rivers to drive economic grow...

South Korea, Maritime technology, Economic growth, National Waterways, Rivers, Reduce transportation

Proposed Haldia multimodal terminal receives good industry response

September 2016

Even before the construction of the multimodal terminal at Haldia in West Bengal kicks off, it has received a commitment of 5.92 million tons (MT) pe...

Construction, Haldia, Cargo, Inland Waterways Authority of India, Haldia terminal, Inland waterways, Firms, Shipping lines, Cargo operators, Shippers

Waterway nationalisation | Goa to meet stakeholders

September 2016

The Goa government will soon start consultations with stakeholders over the nationalisation of inland waterways, a senior official has said. ´The dep...

Goa government, Inland waterways, Ports, James Braganza, Laxmikant Parsekar, MoU, NIWA

Antwerp Port to help develop AP ports

September 2016

Belgium´s Antwerp Port Authority, which operates the largest port in Europe after Rotterdam, has offered its expertise to explore trade through ports...

Belgium Antwerp Port Authority, Port, Greenfield port, Smart Cities, Petroleum clusters, Inland waterways

Waterways infrastructure underutilised, says CAG

August 2016

According to government watchdog Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), infrastructure created at a cost of Rs 284 crore for three of the Na...

Auditor General of India, CAG, National Waterways, Infrastructure

Rs 2 lakh crore projects to step up port connectivity

August 2016

The government is eyeing an infrastructure investment of around Rs 2 lakh crore under the Sagarmala project with a view to step up port-connectivity ...

Infrastructure, Investment, Sagarmala project, Ports, Road, Rail Connectivity Infrastructure, Nitin Gadkari, Inland waterways, Ministry of Shipping, Mechanise cargo handling system
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