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Prepare action plan to increase Indian flagged ships

Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has directed the Ministry officials to come up with an Action Plan to increase the number of Indian flagged ships as such a move will save around 13 billion US dollars in foreign exchange for the country , create additional employment and it will bring freight rates stabilization at lower level with Indian tonnage.

The Minister asked suggestion from the Shipping Industry representatives to prepare the robust ecosystem for ship repairing facilities to transform India in a ‘Ship Repair Hub’. He stressed upon the aspects like upskilling the expertise of Indian service engineers, enhancing the yard capacity and maintaining the supply of required spare parts, manufactured indigenously

Mandaviya called for innovation in the Ship Repairing Facilities with world-class Infrastructure

While reiterating the government resolve under ‘AatamNirbhar Bharat’, Mr Mandaviya called for innovation in the Ship Repairing Facilities with world-class Infrastructure, as every year approximately 30,000 vessels sail to Indian Ports and India should reap this opportunity

Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, chaired a video conference with the representatives of Ship-owners Association, CMD, Shipping Corporation of India; Director General, Shipping, and senior officials of the Ministry of Shipping, for a vision to augment Ship Repairing facilities in India and Indian Flagged Ships in the world.


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