The Major Port Authorities Act, 2020, is aimed at decentralising decision-making and infusing professionalism in the governance of 13 major ports. The act seeks to impart faster and transparent decision-making to benefit stakeholders and improve project execution capabilities by reorienting the governance model in central ports to the landlord port model in line with the...
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Major Port Authorities Act to Decentralise Decision-Making
Digitisation plays a vital role in project monitoring
To monitor the progress on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), we have appointed a project management consultancy. In addition to this, we have also developed an in-house Project Monitoring and Implementation System (PMIS), through which we monitor the progress of each and every phase of the project.
Trade unions want level playing field
Prominent national level leaders of dock worker unions have intensified the pitch for removal ofÂ´regulator rajÂ´ to ensure a level-playing field to compete with the non-major ports.
Mangalore to study PPP deal for handing over berth
The board of New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has constituted a committee to examine in detail a proposal related to the development of a container terminal at the port on PPP (public-private partnership) model.
We need an integrated approach towards capacity addition, hinterland connectivity
For a country of Indias size and complexity, where 95 per cent of trading by volume and 70 per cent by value is done through sea, it is very important to develop a sustainable maritime transportation system for economic growth and inclusive development.
New bill for model PPP pact in port sector soon
The Centre will table a new bill that will facilitate a model agreement by way of Public-Private Partnership in the port sector.
More than 36 PPP projects have been successfully launched
As such there is no diversion of cargo from the major ports to the non-major ports. As far as the traffic at major ports is concerned, there is consistent traffic flow and is largely on the increasing trend. However, non-major ports are also attracting cargo due to being captive ports and having no regulatory mechanism like TAMP, etc.
Eventful journey ahead
After a hiatus in 2014, there are emerging signs of takers for PPP projects in some of the sectors, including ports. Baring some shortcomings, PPPs have achieved resonable success rate. However, it is too early to say that they have been a grand success.
Portal of Economic Growth
The Maritime Agenda envisages plans for creation of port capacity of around 3200 MMT for handling the expected traffic of about 2500 MMT by 2020. However, in order to scale up this capacity
How can ports be put on the fast track to development?
The ports sector has undergone considerable change since the nineties, but reforms and development have taken a backseat. Janaki Krishnamoorthi examines various approaches to boost this crucial sector.