30 percent financial support from the Center to promote green shipping

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green-shippingUnion Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal has announced 30 per cent financial assistance to promote green shipping.

An overview of the news

  • Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal made five important announcements focusing on green shipping and digitization of ports at the end of the second Chintan Shivir of the ministry held in Munnar, Kerala.

  • Green Hydrogen hubs will be developed at the Deendayal Port at Kandla and Chidambaranar Port at Tuticorin. 

  • Two tugs each will be procured for Jawaharlal Nehru, VO Chidambaranar, Paradip and Deendayal ports under the Green Tug Transition Programme.

  • A single window portal will be prepared to facilitate booking of river and sea cruises.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru and Turicorin ports will be made smart ports by next year.

What is Green Shipping?

  • Green shipping is when people or goods are transported via ships using the minimum resources and energy possible to protect the environment from pollutants generated by the ships. 

  • Green shipping promotes clean practices by implementing emission control, efficient port management and equipment management.

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