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The importance of Vessel Traffic Services
How and when to ventilate the Cargo Holds?
How to correctly plot the Tropical Revolving Storm (TRS)
What is a Contract of affreightment?
Trimming calculations and procedures on bulk carriers

Chabahar Port is a strategic port with great national importance!

Making way to the expansion of economic & mutual relations between India & Iran, GOI supplied 2 Mobile Harbour Cranes to Chabahar's Shahid Beheshti Port for seamless cargo handling services

Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways is passionately committed to Environment Conservation.

Through a series of steps like accession to HKC 2009, Ships Recycling Act, IMO 2020 compliance on marine fuel, we have ensured sustainability and protection of the marine ecosystem.

Enabling the #EaseofDoingBusiness through #DigitalTransformation, Indian ports have witnessed a surge in international Maritime Trade due to the ongoing digitization efforts by our Ministry.

SCI in its 💎 Jubilee year pays tribute to Indian Maritime Sector on the eve of Republic Day. ICSL (SCI subsidiary) signs MoU with IWAI under the guidance & support of @ShipMin_India to start regular #InlandWaterways service on #NW1. An historic milestone for #logistics in India.


The vision to set up the product-specific Warehouses at Ports & along NWs will ;

📦Boost Water-borne Cargo
💪Empower Smaller Logistics Players
⬇️Reduce Storage Loss
📉Reduce Logistics Cost &
🇮🇳Promote Ease of Doing Business in India’s logistics sector


🇮🇳Steering India's Maritime Destiny

SAROD-Ports will be a game-changer in the maritime sector with affordable and quick resolution of disputes.

Enforcement of contracts in the letter and spirit is the utmost priority of the Ministry.

Setting new benchmarks in the maritime sector through

🚢Licensing relaxation

⚓Discount on Coastal Cargo

🛳️Cabotage relaxation

🇮🇳Ease Of Doing Business

@ShipMin_India is firmly contributing towards realizing PM @NarendraModi Ji's goal of 5 trillion dollar economy

#Seafarers are key workers in the pandemic response and MUST be on #vaccine priority lists. This is the acid test for shipping. Nations must fulfil their obligations to those putting themselves at risk on behalf of others.
@UN @PMOIndia @mansukhmandviya @drharshvardhan

Draft Dredging Guidelines for major ports issued for public consultation

Guidelines will ensure implementation of dredging projects with cost-effectiveness & efficient delivery

Draft: http://shipmin.gov.in/sites/default/files/Draft%20guidelines%20for%20comments_compressed.pdf
Submit your valuable feedback by Jan 31st 2021 at anil.pruthi@nic.in

We invite partners, stakeholders and interested parties for "Road Show on EOI for Development of Product Specific Warehousing Space at various Ports and alongside Inland Waterways"

Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/3ogIyY2

For more information on EOI: http://shipmin.gov.in/sites/default/files/SDCL_NIT_20-21_07.pdf


Rajat Saxena

Master Mariner, Content Writer

Dr. Varsha Sirohi

Editor, Content Developer


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