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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 provide monetary compensation to its workers in case of death due to COVID-19. This 50 ..

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 was established in 1959 based on a recommendation to the Reconstruction Policy Sub-Committee and is ..

ROPAX Service

A new ROPAX service was inaugurated between Mumbai and Mandwa in Maharashtra by the Union Minister for Shipping, while highlighting the importance of waterways as a means of transport. About the Vessel The ROPAX Vessel M2M-1 was constructed in 2019 in Greece. It has high manoeuvrability and can reach speeds of up to 14 knots. ..

Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya launches ‘Ropax’

A passenger ferry service called ‘Ropax’ was launched between Mumbai and Mandwa of Maharashtra by the Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya. The vessel which can carry as many as 200 cars and 1,000 passengers was built in Greece. The Ropax jetty and terminal at Mandwa has been built by Maharashtra Maritime Board ..

Union Shipping Minister launches sixth offshore patrol vessel ‘Yard 45006 VAJRA’

Union Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya recently launched the sixth offshore patrol vessel ‘Yard 45006 VAJRA’. The vessel was designed and indigenously built by Larsen and Toubro to enhance coastal security of the country. This is the sixth in the series of seven patrol vessels built by L&T, and would be used for day and night patrolling. The ..

Ministry of Shipping develops Industrial Cluster-cum-Logistics Park at Sahibganj

Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya recently announced that the Ministry is developing Industrial Cluster-cum-Logistics Park at Sahibganj, a town in Jharkhand. India’s second riverine Multi Modal terminal was also inaugurated at Sahibganj in September 2019. A Freight village is also being developed by the Ministry at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The establishments being developed ..

Integrated Financial Advisors Workshop

The Integrated Financial Advisors workshop was organized in New Delhi on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. An integrated financial advisor works as a representative of the Ministry of Finance with other ministries of the Central Government and all armed forces branches of India by assisting in matters related to financial issues. The role of an Integrated ..

Loktak Inland waterways project gets approval from the Shipping Ministry

The Ministry of Shipping has given nod for the development of the Loktak Inland Waterways project on Thursday, November 28, 2019. The project is estimated to cost around Rs 25.58 crores will be developed under the central sector scheme. The demand over the development of the Loktak inland waterways project has been a long pending ..