Essar Ports said it has received approval from Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) to handle 15 million tonne of merchant cargo over three years and the companyÂ´s
The ports and terminals developed under public private partnership (PPP) model in Gujarat have been performing quite well over the years, in terms of the efficiency parameters, says Amrendra Kumar Rakesh, Vice Chairman & CEO, Gujarat Maritime Board.
The Indian port sector has gathered pace with the governmentÂ´s focus on revival of the manufacturing sector through the Â´Make in IndiaÂ´ campaign. The manufacturing sector is likely to drive the growth of the port sector as the carrier of cargo - ports
Experts say that while it may be unfair to compare one port's efficiency level with another's, internal factors like the level of investment in mechanisation, and others including containerisation and availability of skilled labour are impacting port operations.
An expert panel of Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) suggested government to prepare digitized maps of all the oil and gas pipelines on the coast of Gujarat. This suggestion was made by a two-member panel after probing the recent oil seepage in Narmada river near Bhadbhut.
Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) plans to add 46 million tonne (mn t) of capacity at the non-major ports in the state during 2013-14. Once this is achieved, the total cargo handling in non-major ports of the state would rise to 412 Million Tonne Per Annum (mn tpa), reports
The Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) in Gulf of Kutch issued alerts as about 17 containers slipped from MV Rajeev Gandhi, a vessel container of Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), off Okha West coast on June 27 when the vessel was on the way to Mundra port. Information from Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) reveals that 16 containers onboard the vessel were empty, while one contains high density polyethylene (HDP