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December 10, 2023

Ports are urged by MOPSW to focus on initiatives that support “green shipping.”

As part of attempts to create a green eco-system in the maritime sector, Union Minister for Shipping Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has stated that ports in the nation should place an emphasis on initiatives to promote “green shipping” and reduce carbon footprint.

Late last month, he presided over a Chinthan Baithak meeting in this location. According to him, ports are taking a variety of green initiatives, such as creating renewable energy sources, setting up a facility on land to receive waste from ships, advancing sustainable terminal design principles, and expanding the amount of green space on port property. The Minister added that ports were working on another option, which was to provide shore electricity to ships at berths.

During a recent Chinthan Baithak session, progress was made on projects like asset monetisation, the national infrastructure pipeline, the automation of weigh bridges at ports, and the current financial year’s capital spending status.

According to Sonowal, the Chintan Baithak’s comprehensive talks were related to the accomplishment of the Maritime Indian Vision 2047. The prime minister’s objective of port-led development will be implemented, he claimed, thanks to the enhanced infrastructure facilities at ports, which would also increase their performance.

The Port Ministry will also participate in the special Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign from October 2 to October 31. According to the Minister, a committee is being established to monitor the Swacchta Abhiyan.

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