“Ro-Pax” ferry service launched between Mumbai and Mandwa

A roll on-roll off cum passenger ferry service, also called ‘Ropax’, between Mumbai and Mandwa near Alibaug, was launched on Sunday in the presence of Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya and Maharashtra port and maritime board officials. The launch ceremony was a low-key one due to state government restrictions on such mass.

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Varanasi multi-modal terminal lags in cargo handling, finds RTI

Fourteen months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Varanasi multimodal terminal located on the Ganga, the terminal has handled only 282 metric tonnes of cargo, as per the government’s response to an RTI query filed by a Pune-based NGO. Government estimates had pegged the volume of traffic at the Varanasi terminal at 3.55 million.

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Goa’s inland waterways to ease road congestion by 30%

Once fully developed, the state’s inland waterways will have the potential to reduce road traffic by at least 30-40 per cent, said Captain James Braganza of Captain of Ports (CoP) on Monday. Speaking to this daily, Braganza said that developing the waterways is a five-year project and there are plans to set up a connectivity.

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Empty container yard in Kottayam port

Talks on with firms on promoting cargo transport through inland waterways The plans by the Kottayam port to become an export-oriented unit has received a shot in the arm with one more shipping line opening its empty container yard here. According to port officials, container shipping major MSC will be the second global shipping line.

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1st nat’l waterway floating jetty ready for launch today

The first of the four floating jetties planned in the state under the national waterways (NW) project is ready. Union minister of state for shipping Mansukh Mandaviya and chief minister Pramod Sawant will commission it on Friday. The floating jetty, which is an extension of the existing Captain of Ports (CoP) floating jetty, will serve.

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Cargo volume on Ganga will be increased

Mr Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge), Chemical, and Fertilisers, while addressing a press conference here, highlighted that inland waterways is one of the most important pillars of the “Arth-Ganga” project, which will facilitate inclusive growth and play a key role in the generation of enormous employment opportunities in the National Waterways.

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Inland Waterways Authority of India Recruitment 2020

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) Recruitment to fill in 4 vacant positions. The Government organization invites applications for Consultant & Sr. Consultant Posts from eligible candidates having the required qualifications. These vacancies are in the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Guwahati, Assam, Kochi, Kerala on Contract Basis. Post Name: Senior Consultant.

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