Kerala Maritime Board sets rates for coastal shipping incentive scheme

Kerala Maritime Board, the agency tasked with developing the state’s maritime sector, has finalised the rates for coastal shipping incentives to support the industry. The scheme will be applicable to containers shipped between the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam in Cochin Port Trust and non-major ports in the state such as Kollam, Beypore.

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Sponge iron export to Bangladesh begins via inland waterways

Amid slow movement of trucks through land ports in West Bengal in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a consignment of sponge iron weighing about 1,100 tonne has left for Bangladesh through inland waterways for the first time, an official said on Friday. Congestion at Chittagong port in Bangladesh and slow- moving trade through the.

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NSB committee on Ro-Ro and Ro-pax seeks stake holder views

The National Shipping Board under the directions of its Chairperson, Dr. Malini Shankar has constituted  various committees to look at specific issues relating to development of the maritime trade in India. One such committee is tasked with examining the development of usage of coastal shipping as well as inland waterways. In a recent review held.

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Varanasi, Haldia multi-modal terminals to be privatised

The Shipping Ministry is making a fresh attempt to privatise the multi-modal cargo terminals at Varanasi, Haldia and Sahibganj on National Waterway 1, altering the deal structure from experience gained in a previous failed round. The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has sought bids to privatise the multi-modal terminals at Varanasi and Haldia on.

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Ro-Ro service between Willingdon Island and Bolghatty Island to resume in July

The roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) vessel service between Willingdon Island and Bolghatty Island to transport container-laden lorries will resume from July, with the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) set to commission two such vessels. They are expected to lessen traffic congestion on Kundannoor-Edappally-Kalamassery NH corridor and Container Road among other stretches, by providing fast and.

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Former chief secretary Tom Jose appointed as KSINC chairman

Former chief secretary Tom Jose has been appointed chairman of the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC). Tom Jose, who retired on May 31, had earlier served as the chairman and managing director of KSINC. The Chief Minister’s Office said the appointment is on an honorary basis. “A decision was taken recently to appoint him.

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CCTA launches new website – a step to provide a fair and uniform system to the trade

The Coastal Container Transporters Association (CCTA), an association for developing coastal container transport trade in India, has created a website – https://ccta.co.in/ CCTA endeavours to create a common platform for all interested freight forwarders and are putting efforts in making representations to the government for the benefit of the fraternity. CCTA works as a bridge.

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