The Government has issued guidelines for evaluating and awarding tenders for shipbuilding, dry-docking and ship repair works for government departments or agencies including public sector undertakings.
Nikhil Gandhi promoted Pipavav Shipyard, major private shipbuilding and offshore infrastructure company begins construction of defence naval ship for Indian Navy. This is the first time any private shipyard received a contract to build such naval ship for Indian Navy.
Experts suggest shipbuilding and shipping companies to diversify into dredging segment in order to cope with the slackness in cargo business. Shipyards are not getting new orders for ships from shipping companies owing to oversupply of fleet and slowdown in the international trade. Under this condition, shipyards may diversify into construction of dred
Recently, union shipping Minister GK Vasan signed an agreement with his counterpart in Vietnam for strengthening cooperation in the maritime sector between both the countries. Vasan signed the pact with Minister of Transport of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Dinh La Thang during the former's six-day visit to the country
Business groups in the Visakhapatnam-Rajahmundry-Vijayawada region must revive the coastal shipping and inland waterways sector, Gravity 2.0, a forum of entrepreneurs in the region feel. Earlier, the region was known for its shipping and trade on the sea and also shipbuilding industry. However, with the passage of time, interest in it has dimin
Gopalpur Port (GPL) would begin full-fledged operation within a month after rectification of defects, if any, following the test run, a top official of the port said. Since 2010, the port operation had been stopped for its upgradation to an all weather port. Before 2010, the port, located at Arjeepalli was functioning as a seasonal port
In order to promote shipbuilding industry, the union shipping ministry has lined up measures which include providing cheap loans to the firms, PK Sinha, union shipping secretary said. The shipping ministry has requested the finance ministry to give an interest subvention scheme for the shipbuilding industry as the sector grapples to attract com
Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) plans to spend
Rs 1,939 crore during 2013-14, far less than Rs 2,497 crore spent in 2012-13, Union budget documents shows. The investment would be financed through internal and extra budgetary resources. Sunil Thapar, director-bulk and tanker division, SCI said the company wants to cons