Five projects inaugurated at JNPT

April 2020

The central government has inaugurated five projects at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) – a mobile X-ray container scanner facility at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), a 220/333 kV mobile unit substation […]

CCEA approves introduction of RoDTEP

April 2020

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for the introduction of the Scheme for Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products. The scheme has been introduced to give a boost […]

DGS issues notifications for dealing with COVID-19

April 2020

The Directorate General of Shipping has issued instructions to all the major and minor ports for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. While travel advisories have been issued by many jurisdictions, shipping services are required to […]

Major ports handle 704.82 mt during 2019-20

April 2020

During 2019-20, the Indian major ports handled 704.82 million tonnes (mt) of traffic, as compared to 699.1 mt during 2018-19, registering an increase of 0.82 per cent. Deendayal port handled the maximum traffic at 122.5 […]

VPT announces changes in berthing guidelines

March 2020

The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) has stated that Panamax vessels with a 14 metre draught can be navigated during a tide of 0.5 metres in the inner harbour, East Quay (EQ) side, West Quay side, […]

Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 becomes an act

January 2020

In a significant development, the Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019, for safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships became an act after receiving the President of India’s consent. In addition, the government has decided to […]

HPCL launched IMO-compliant low sulphur fuel

January 2020

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has launched International Maritime Organisation-compliant very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) for the shipping industry. The first batch of VLSFO has already been produced in HPCL’s Visakhapatnam refinery in early […]

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