Post Date : April 28, 2022
The Shipping Ministry asks all major ports of India to ensure adequate infrastructure by 2025 for achieving zero waiting time for inward as well as outbound cargoes.
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and waterways (MoPSW) in an office memorandum noted that the port capacity required in 2047 will be around six times the present port capacity.
“Major Ports should carry out detailed planning. If these are constraints on waterfronts and /or land availability, the major ports shall explore the possibility of setting up satellite ports,” it said.
The major port authorities are asked to be prepared with a comprehensive master plan 2047 for the entire port area including cargo projections, warehousing, etc to achieve efficient logistics for enhancing economic development.
“Also, all major ports must ensure that there is adequate infrastructure in place by 2025 to achieve zero waiting time for inward as well as outbound cargo ie ship, rail, a truck carrying cargo to and from port should not be required to wait,” it said.
The memorandum further directs the Indian ports Association (IPA) to coordinate with all the port authorities and put in place a suitable mechanism, to ensure the broad structure is in line with Maritime Vision 2030 and 2047 along with other initiatives of MoPSW.