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India to provide 30% financial support of country’s green shipping initiatives

25 May 2023

India’s government on Monday (22 May) announced it will provide 30% financial support for all green shipping projects in India.

Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) Sarbananda Sonowal said this in a series of announcements on green shipping and digitisation.

The government-owned Ports of Deendayal, Jawaharlal Nehru, Paradip and Chidambaranar will procure two green tugboats each.

Sonowal highlighted green hydrogen hubs will be developed at Deendayal and Chidambaranar ports, building on the government’s plans to establish green hydrogen bunkering facilities at all major ports by 2035. 

The ministry’s target is to cover all 12 major ports with a green hydrogen bunkering facility by 2035.

The first ports to take up the initiative are Paradip in the east, Kandla in the west, and Tuticorin in the south.

It was reported that India has 12 major ports – Deendayal (Kandla), Mumbai, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Ennore (Kamarajar), Tuticorin (V O Chidambaranar), Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata (including Haldia) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port.

Related: India aims to set up green hydrogen bunkering facilities at all major ports by 2035


Photo credit: Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways
Published: 25 May, 2023

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