Surat-Mumbai ferry service to begin from Friday

Surat-Mumbai ferry service will start its operations from Hazira from Friday. Mumbai-based SSR Marine Services has been granted approval by Gujarat Government and shipping ministry to operate cruise vessel between Surat and Mumbai ports. Sanjeev Aagarwal, chief executive officer of the company told, “The vessel has left from Mumbai and we will start operations between.

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Assam govt launches project to transform Inland Water Transport

Government of Assam launched a project for transformation of the Inland Water Transport (IWT) system on the National Waterways in the state of Assam. The project will develop an efficient river transport system which would be safe, secure and comfortable for the large volume of passenger and cargo carried by vessels by IWT as well.

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Call for greater cooperation between BIMSTEC nations

Cooperation and collaboration between BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Co-operation) countries can improve trade and commerce, and tourism prospects in the region, but it has to be taken forward, according to Union Minister of State for Shipping (Independent charge) Mansukh Mandaviya. He was participating as chief guest at the inaugural.

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Maharashtra Maritime Board has no funds, 29 of 30 planned routes scrapped

Facing A fund crunch, the Maharashtra Maritime Board’s (MMB) plan to connect the wider Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) through a water transport network may be in for a tweak. According to the draft plan, MMB has finalised only one route of water transport, down from the planned 30. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is working.

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Ministry of Shipping announces first ever movement of container cargo on Brahmaputra

There have been numerous initiatives over the past couple of years to connect the northeastern flank of the country with mainland India and these have led to the creation of several landmark routes, highways, bridges and railway lines. Now, the first-ever containerised cargo movement via Indo-Bangladesh protocol route and Brahmaputra river started from West Bengal’s.

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