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Mr. Vishwapati Trivedi
Secretary

Vision

Ports that provide world class maritime services and promotion of rapid growth of shipping and shipbuilding industry as well as inland waterways transportation in the country.

Mission

Enhancing capacity and efficiency of major ports; increase India's share in global shipping; promoting and strengthening the Indian shipping and shipbuilding industry; ensure safety and environmental sustainability of maritime shipping and national waterways; achieve optimum utilization of inland waterways and coastal shipping potential in the country.

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Maritime Transport is a critical infrastructure for the social and economic development of a country. It influences the pace, structure and pattern of development. The Department of Shipping encompasses within its fold shipping and ports sectors which include shipbuilding and ship-repair, major ports, national waterways, and inland water transport. Department of Shipping has been entrusted with the responsibility to formulate policies and programmes on these subjects and their implementation.
 
A comprehensive policy package is necessary to address the diverse issues facing the Maritime transport sector. The capacity of the ports in terms of their berths and cargo handling equipment needs to be vastly improved to cater to the growing requirements of the overseas trade. The shipping industry needs to be enabled to carry higher shares of the sea-borne trade in indigenous bottoms.
 
Historically, investment in the transport sector, particularly in the ports, have been made by the State mainly because of the large volume of resources required, long gestation periods, uncertain returns and various externalities, both positive and negative, associated with this infrastructure. However, the galloping resource requirements and the concern for managerial efficiency and consumer responsiveness have led to the active involvement of the private sector in infrastructure services in recent times. To encourage private participation, Department of Shipping has laid down comprehensive policy guidelines for private sector participation in the Ports sector.
 
There is an Information Facilitation counter functioning at the HQ. of the Department, at the ground floor of the Parivahan Bhavan, 1, Parliament Street, New Delhi.
  1. Capacity Augmentation of Major Ports
  2. Improve Efficiency of Ports
  3. Improve implementation of Port Projects.
  4. Maintain/ improve draught of channels for berthing of ships
  5. Increase tonnage under Indian flag
  6. Formulation of Policies in Maritime Sector.
  7. Updating regulatory framework
  8. Promotion of Inland Waterways Transportation.
  9. Improve performance of PSUs/Autonomous Organizations
  10. Promotion of Shipbuilding Industry
  11. Improvement of navigational aids
  12. Improving safety of maritime shipping
  13. Mitigating pollution levels in line with International standards.
  14. Increase in skilled manpower in Maritime Sector.
  15. Promotion of Coastal Shipping
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Capacity augmentation of major ports
All Major Ports, Ministry of Shipping,
Ministry of Finance, Planning
Commission, Ministry of Environment and Forest.

Total capacity achieved by end of the financial year (in MMT)

Increased handling of goods in major Ports

MMT

 

MT

695

 

 

745

 

450

790

 

500

840

 

550

890

 

600

2. Improved Efficiency of Ports
All Major Ports, PPP / BOT operators,
M/o. Railways, M/o. Roads Transport & Highways, NHAI, DCI, Indian Ports
Association (IPA)

Average Turnaround time attributable to Port account

Average Pre-berthing detention time attributable to Port account.

Increase in Average Output per berth per day

Average no. of moves per crane hour for container handling

 

Days

 

Hours

 

Tonnes

 

 

 

Nos.

 

 

2.61

 

11.13

 

11112

 

 

23

 

 

2.59

 

12.86

 

11700

 

 

23

 

 

2.51

 

9.55

 

11600

 

 

23.90

 

 

2.48

 

9.50

 

11700

 

 

24

 

 

2.45

 

9.45

 

11800

 

 

24.5

 

 

3. Increase in Indian tonnage DG Shipping, M/o Finance Indian tonnage in million GT at end of Financial Year. MGT 9.8 10.45 10.80 11.30 11.50
4. Enhancing competitiveness
of the Indian Shipbuilding
industry.
M/o Finance and DG(S) Release of subsidy to shipyards % 75 80 80 85 85
5. Promotion of IWT sector Inland Waterways Authority of India Increase in cargo transport.

Billion Ton-KM

1.13 1.24 1.37 1.50 1.65
6. Increase in availability of skilled manpower
DG Shipping and Indian Maritime
University
Issue of CoC’s to entry level Engineers/Nautical Officers Nos. 6591 6500 6500 7000 7500
7. Coastal Shipping DG(Shipping) and Major Ports. Increased cargo moved under coastal shipping. MT     10 15 20