Ministry of Shipping

First voyage of Green Freight Corridor-2

Ministry of Shipping launched the maiden voyage under Green Freight Corridor-2 on June 30, 2021. Key points Green Freight Corridor-2 is a coastal shipping service. Voyage was launched from Cochin port to Beypore and Azhikkal ports located in north Kerala. ..


Ministry of Shipping renamed to Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has renamed the Ministry of Shipping to Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways on November 8, 2020. PM Modi announced the renaming of the ministry at the inaugural virtual event of Ro-Pax terminal at Surat’s Hazira. ..


SAROD-Ports Launched by Shipping Ministry

SAROD-Ports, stands for Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes – Ports, was launched by Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) Shri Mansukh Mandaviya on September 10, 2020 through a virtual ceremony in New Delhi. Background In January 2018, the ..


Government asks Major Ports to use locally built Tug Boats

The government has asked all major ports to procure or charter tug boats that are made in India to revive the Indian shipbuilding industry. Key facts The proposal has been initiated by The Ministry of Shipping Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya ..


Shipping Ministry Announces 50 Lakh INR Compensation for Port Workers

The Union Ministry of Shipping announced a monetary compensation of 50 lakh INR for workers of major ports in case of death due to COVID-19. About the Initiative The Union Ministry of Shipping directed the major ports in India to ..

National Shipping Board

The central government recently approved the reconstitution of the National Shipping Board with Malini Shankar, former Director General of Shipping as its head. About NSB The National Shipping Board is an advisory body under the Union Ministry of Shipping. It ..