Articles tagged under: GMB

GMB invites proposal to operate sea ferry services on Ghogha – Hazira and two other routes

July 08, 2019
GMB invites proposal to operate sea ferry services on Ghogha – Hazira and two other routes

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government arm Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) has invited RFP (Request for Proposal) for selection of operator for ferry services for Ghogha - Hazira, Rozi(Jamnagar) - Old Mundra and Okha - Mandvi sea routes in Gujarat. Ghogha Hazira route will connect Saurashtra to Surat city directly. Hazira is located next to Surat in South Gujarat. Lakhs of people travel between Surat and Saurashtra every year, particularly around Diwali, Raksha Bandhan and summer vacation seasons. At ...Read More

GMU to offer courses from next academic year, website launched

March 07, 2019
GMU to offer courses from next academic year, website launched

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Maritime University(GMU) will start functioning from next academic year with School of Maritime Law, Policy and Administration. The school will offer two post graduate courses such as LLM in maritime law and LLM in international trade law. According to Chief Secretary Dr. JN Singh who today launched the website of GMU, the university will be set up by Gujarat Maritime Board(GMB).He said there are more than 130 educational institutions in maritime sector across the countr...Read More

GMB signs 19 MoUs on first day of Vibrant Gujarat Summit; here is a list

January 18, 2019
GMB signs 19 MoUs on first day of Vibrant Gujarat Summit; here is a list

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Maritime Board today said it has signed a total of 13 MOUs with an integrated investment of Rs. 19542 Cr amidst a special ceremony organized during the seminar- Port Led Development & Strategies to establish India as the Transhipment hub of Asia, as part of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019. The emphasis has been on creation of new port capacity, development of Ro-Ro & Cruise terminals and port mechanization & upgradation. ► An MOU was signed with Petro...Read More

Lack of regular dredging may result into discontinuation of Dahej – Ghogha ropax ferry service

December 24, 2018
Lack of regular dredging may result into discontinuation of Dahej – Ghogha ropax ferry service

Bharuch: It is learnt that Indigo Seaways, a private operator which runs Dahej - Ghogha ro-pax ferry service has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining about lack of regular dredging by the State government arm Gujarat Maritime Board(GMB). The company has conveyed that in absence of regular dredging it is impossible to continue the ro-pax ferry service regularly. The company has conveyed that it is very essential to avail 5 meter draft to run the ship and there's a situatio...Read More

3 feared dead, 4 rescued as tug boat sinks after blast in Gulf of Cambay off Gujarat coast

December 21, 2018
3 feared dead, 4 rescued as tug boat sinks after blast in Gulf of Cambay off Gujarat coast

Bhavnagar: Three people are feared dead as a tug boat on which they were aboard drowned after a blast in it in the gulf of Cambay at around 15 nautical miles from Ghogha coast in Bhavanagar district of Gujarat, police said. A total of 7 crew members were on board the tug boat Varun. 4 of them were somehow rescued while 3 others who drowned were still missing, a marine police official said. The boat reportedly had taken diesel cans for refueling of a bigger ship. Th...Read More

Dahej – Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry likely to resume service from December 7, Ro-Ro ferry functional regularly

November 26, 2018
Dahej – Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry likely to resume service from December 7, Ro-Ro ferry functional regularly

Bhavnagar: While passenger-only ship Indigo One is functioning regularly on Ro-Ro ferry route connecting Dahej to Ghogha, the Ro-Pax ferry ship Voyage Symphony which can carry passengers, cargo and vehicles is still out of operation due to ongoing repairing work. According to private operator that operates the service, Voyage Symphony is likely to resume Ro-Pax ferry service from December 7. Earlier the operator had hoped to restart ferry service of Voyage Symphony from November 26. However ...Read More

Dahej – Ghogha ro-pax ferry ship halted in sea after high temperature alarm rings

November 21, 2018
Dahej – Ghogha ro-pax ferry ship halted in sea after high temperature alarm rings

Update: Vice-Chairman & CEO, Gujarat Maritime Board, Mukesh Kumar said that the ship with a maximum capacity of 525 passengers got an high temperature alarm and its engine stopped working. After that two tug boats tugged it back to Ghogha safely. There were 461 passengers and around 90 vehicles on board.'We are going to use the Ro-Ro boat Indigo sea for the evening services. We will examine the technical faults of the Ro-pax boat and see what went wrong and how it could be mended,' he added. ...Read More

Dahej – Ghogha ro-pax ferry service timings to change from 1 December

November 20, 2018
Dahej – Ghogha ro-pax ferry service timings to change from 1 December

Bharuch/Bhavnagar: DG Sea Connect, a private operator that operates Dahej-Ghogha ro-pax ferry service has announced new timings for the service fro 1st December 2018. According to the latest announcement, the ferry service from Ghogha will depart at 8 am and 4 pm every day while from Dahej it will depart at 11 am and 7.30 pm. At present, the afternoon departure time from Ghogha is 5 pm which shall be 4 pm from December 1st. Similarly, at present the evening departure time from Dahej is 8.30...Read More

Ghogha-Hazira Ro-Ro ferry service to start by December: CM Rupani

October 27, 2018
Ghogha-Hazira Ro-Ro ferry service to start by December: CM Rupani

Ghogha (Gujarat): CM Vijay Rupani today said that Ghogha, from where India's largest Ro-pax ferry service started today, the passenger based Ro-Ro service would also start for all important port of Hazira in Surat by December this year. Speaking to media persons, Rupani said that after connection of Ghogha and Hazira steps would be initiated to connect it with Mumbai for both passenger as well as vehicle and good services. He said that the port of Hazira which was maintained by Ess...Read More

Live: Gujarat CM launches Dahej – Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry service

October 27, 2018

 Bhavnagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today launched Ro-Pax ferry service between Ghogha (Bhavnagar district in Saurshtra region) and Daej (Bharuch district of Central Gujarat region) which is first of its kind in India. Ro-Pax service, trial run for which are completed will start its services with South Korea manufactured Voyage Symphony vessel. With this, already existing passenger ferry service will also resume its services post monsoon break.     ...Read More