MoPSW sets target to cover major ports with green hydrogen bunkering facility by 2035

The MoPSW has set a target to cover all 12 major parts with a green hydrogen bunkering facility by 2035. The initial ports in the effort are to be Paradip in the east, Kandla in the west, and Tuticorin in the south. In order to reduce emissions to net zero by 2070, at least 40 per cent of India’s electricity will have to come from renewables. To this end, the new shipping guidelines require ports to satisfy at least 60 per cent of electricity needs through renewables by 2030 and 90 per cent by 2047. Further, to boost the usage of gas, the ministry wants ports to set up at least one liquefied natural gas bunkering station by 2030 and electric vehicle charging stations in and around port areas by 2025.