Ministry of Shipping: Ambitious Plans for 2014 (India)

In 2014, the Ministry of Shipping will be focused on new capacity augmentation projects and mechanization projects apart from capital dredging projects which are critical to improve the competitiveness of the Major Ports.

To achieve the Twelfth Plan targets for capacity augmentation, the work on two new Major Ports, one at Sagar Island in West Bengal and the other at Durgarajpatnam in Andhra Pradesh is in progress. These two Ports will add additional capacity of around 100 MTPA.

Inland waterways

Ministry of Shipping regulates the development of Inland Water Transport (IWT) Sector through Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI). The development of IWT sector is a thrust area during the 12th Plan. So far, five waterways have been declared as National Waterways (NWs). In addition, Barak River from Lakhipur in Manipur to Bhanga in Assam (121 km) is proposed to be declared as the sixth National Waterway.

During 2013-14, Transportation of three MTPA of imported coal for seven years from Haldia (Sandheads) to NTPC’s power plant at Farakka through National Waterway has been commenced in November, 2013.

Press Release, December 23, 2013

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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