ADB Undertakes Study on Coastal Shipping

27 September 2018

The Government of India has tasked the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to undertake a study on coastal shipping. According to Mr. Kailash K. Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Shipping (MoS), the Government aims to analyze constraints to coastal shipping and address each issue, to facilitate seamless connectivity between consumers and producers using the coastal shipping route. ADB is expected to submit a report, including suggested recommendations, to the MoS by December.

MoS and ADB have consulted various ministries, stakeholders, boards, and industries for the study. An inception workshop, organized by ADB under the SASEC program, was held in June 2018, and an oncoming workshop will be held on 8 October 2018 to (i) discuss key findings of the draft Interim Report; (ii) exchange views and gather feedback from the participants; and (iii) plan the next step for the study.

To further maximize the potential of coastal shipping in the region, the Government of India is also in talks with the Government of Bangladesh concerning access to its rivers for cargo transit to its northeastern region.

 

Related Links:

The Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) will be rolled out on pilot basis to facilitate the movement of...

Read More


The Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) hosted a discussion on exploring Bangladesh-Nepal trade potential, with Bangladeshi...

Read More


India's momentous leap to rank 77 in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings was highlighted at...

Read More


This commentary by Mr. Md Neyamul Islam, Joint Commissioner, Customs House, Inland Container Depot in Dhaka, discusses how...

Read More


The Governments of India and Nepal have agreed to establish an energy banking mechanism that will enable both...

Read More



Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena and Mr. Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian ...

Read More