Ministry of Shipping

India’s Cabotage Policy and Relaxation in Cabotage Rules

To promote trans-shipment at Indian ports, the Government has relaxed the Cabotage rules in March 2016. What is Cabotage? Cabotage refers to the transport of goods or passengers between two ports / places within the same country by a foreign shipping / transport operator. This term was earlier applicable to only shipping industry but is now […]


Major Ports of India

India has a total 13 major ports and 200  notified minor and intermediate ports. Ports play vital role in the overall economic development. About 95 per cent by volume and 70 per cent by value of the India’s international trade is carried on through maritime transport. Major Ports India has 13 major ports viz. Kolkata […]