Articles tagged under: Shipping

New trade routes to North East (via Bangladesh sea) and Bhutan open

July 16, 2020
New trade routes to North East (via Bangladesh sea) and Bhutan open

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) Mansukh Mandaviya today flagged off the first trial container ship from Kolkata to Agartala through Chattogram Port of Bangladesh, in a virtual ceremony. This has been done under the Agreement on use of Chattogram and Mongla Ports for movement of India’s transit cargo through Bangladesh. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya said that the route will open doors of new opportunities for both the countries. It will provide the al...Read More

Dahej – Ghogha RORO ferry service to resume from February 24

February 21, 2020
Dahej – Ghogha RORO ferry service to resume from February 24

Gandhinagar: Ghogha - Dahej RoRo Ferry with combined efforts for Government of Gujarat and Central Government will resume tidal operations from 24th February, 2020. Presently, ferry will operate in tide(high water) and in daylight. It will make one round trip each day. Government has assured that dredging at Dahej will continue to provide sufficient draft for ferry for two round trips a day. The Ferry Service was to resume operation by 21-02-2020, but due to insufficient tidal waters the ...Read More

Pakistan-bound ship from China detained at Gujarat port over cargo useful for missile launch

February 17, 2020
Pakistan-bound ship from China detained at Gujarat port over cargo useful for missile launch

Gandhinagar: Indian Customs officials detained a ship named Da Cui Yun -- bearing a Hong Kong flag and bound for Port Qasim in Karachi from Jiangyin port on the Yangtze river in China’s Jiangsu province -- for wrongly declaring an autoclave, which can be used in the launch process of ballistic missiles, as an industrial dryer. The vessel was intercepted on the basis of intelligence tip-off. According to The Hindustan Times report, the ship, intercepted on February 3, is undergoing a detai...Read More

Centre forms Empowered Committee to find ways for restart of stalled Dahej – Ghogha ro ro ferry service

February 13, 2020
Centre forms Empowered Committee to find ways for restart of stalled Dahej – Ghogha ro ro ferry service

New Delhi: Dahej - Ghogha row row ferry service is closed since long due to draft problem which is linked to dredging. The Government of Gujarat has sought technical assistance from Union Shipping ministry to find a way to resume the service. Int his context, a high level meeting chaired by MoS Shipping Mansukh Mandavia was held in presence of Shipping secretary, additional secretary, joint secretary, CEO-Gujarat Maritime Board, ferry partner among others. Various options to resume Dahej - Ghogh...Read More

APM Terminals Pipavav commences drive-through container scanner facility

January 20, 2020
APM Terminals Pipavav commences drive-through container scanner facility

Pipavav: APM Terminals Pipavav [Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd] today in a statement said it has commenced operation of ‘drive-through container scanner’ effective 1st December 2019. The scanning system adheres to the guidelines issued by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board and specifications issued by Directorate of Logistics (DOL). The statement further reads: The new drive through container scanning facility is an important trade facilitation measure which besides improving the maritime safet...Read More

Alang based ship breaker purchases INS Virat for demolition

December 18, 2019
Alang based ship breaker purchases INS Virat for demolition

Bhavnagar: World's one of the oldest aircraft career INS Virat which offered its services to Indian Navy for period as long as 30 years has been now sold to Alang(Gujarat) based ship breaker firm Shri Ram Shipping through online auction for its demolition. The ship has been purchased for Rs. 26 crore plus 18% GST + 2.75% custom duty. The ship has been kept in Mumbai at present and will be pulled through tug to Alang after all clearances and procedures are concluded. A 1959 make Virat was...Read More

Gujarat govt. approves 485-metre jetty at Navlakhi; capacity to go up from 8 to 20 MMTPA

November 24, 2019
Gujarat govt. approves 485-metre jetty at Navlakhi; capacity to go up from 8 to 20 MMTPA

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has in-principle approved construction of a 485-metre long new jetty at the Navlakhi port by Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) at a cost of Rs.192.33-crore to increase its capacity 20 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA). This is in addition to Rs.40-crores assistance it has received from Central Government’s under Sagarmala Project for future development. The Navlakhi port, in operation since 1939, handled 11.85 MMTPA cargoes from its 434 ...Read More

Cabinet approves proposal for enactment of Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 and accession to Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009

November 20, 2019

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved for withdrawing of the International Financial Services Centres Authority, 2019 Bill which was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 12th February, 2019 and pending in the Rajya Sabha and introducing the International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha in the ensuing session of the Parliament. Benefits Currently the banking, capital markets and insurance sectors in IFSC are re...Read More

Cruise based passenger ferry service between Surat and Mumbai begins

November 15, 2019
Cruise based passenger ferry service between Surat and Mumbai begins

Hazira (Surat): Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd (EBTL), a part of Essar Ports, said it has completed work on the Passenger Ferry Terminal that has paved the way for a cruise-based passenger ferry service, commencing today, between Hazira Port in Surat and Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. The Hazira-based terminal will also lead to ferry services being offered on other routes in the future.   A statement by the leading private port company today said that the Phase I of the terminal pro...Read More

Commercial start of Hazira – Mumbai cruise service on November 22

November 15, 2019
Commercial start of Hazira – Mumbai cruise service on November 22

Surat: Gujarat's first cruise service connecting Hazira in Surat to Bandra in Mumbai will begin its commercial start from Essar jetty in Hazira from November 22. A 250-passenger capacity cruise of Mumbai based SSR Marine Services has 3 decks with Indian and continental food available on board. Twin screw vessel has bow thruster for ease of journey. MV Sofia cruise liner will leave Bandra Worli Sea Link every Thursday at 5.00 pm and reach Hazira jetty in Surat at 9.00 am on Friday. In retur...Read More

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