F. No. MR-11011/2/2013-TRW (Cord)

Government of India

Ministry of Shipping

(Transport Research Wing)

Subject: Content Checking of new website of Ministry of Shipping-reg.

Refer to your e-mail dated 30/04/2020 on the subject mentioned above. In this regard, it is to bring to your notice that the suggestions on updation of contents related to TRW on new website of Ministry of Shipping were intimated through letter of even no. dated 29/07/2019. In addition, the NIC team and the Vendor involved in making of new website were also briefed about the changes required and the data/reports for uploading on the website were also provided to them. However, after going through the new website following issues are noticed:

  1. The website contains publications issue pertaining only to the years 2017-18 and partly from 2018-19.
  2. Under the head Year, the publication Indian Shipping Statistics 2017 has been included twice.
  3. Under the head Month, the Bi-Annual publication Update on Indian Port Sector up to 30.09.2018 has been wrongly included which should be under Bi-annual head.
  4. Under the head Bi-Annual, shipping statistics has been wrongly included.
  5. Under the head Others, Manual on Port Statistics 2015 & Formats and Instruction for compilation of Basic Service Price Index related to Port Sector is not provided.
  6. The link for Monthly cargo traffic handled at Minor Ports contains no data.
  7. The latest issue of all the publications of TRW (2018-19) should be provided in the sub-head TRW Reports of the head publications.
  8. The link for archives of previous publications is not available.
  9. In addition, it is also suggested that the link of previous website may also be provided till the above changes are incorporated so that the users can have access to data related to TRW.

(Priyanka Kulshreshtha)

Director (TRW)



A.K. Singh, Under Secretary

Transport Research Wing (TRW), Ministry of Shipping collects, compiles and disseminates time series data on Ports, Shipping, Ship Building and Ship Repairing and Inland Water Transport.  Besides, it is also responsible for rendering necessary research and data support to the various wings of the Ministry of Shipping for policy planning in the above mentioned sectors.

Transport Research Wing collects data on Ports, Shipping, Ship Building and Ship Repairing and Inland Water Transport sectors from the concerned source agencies viz. Major ports; State Maritime Boards/State Directorates; Directorate General of Shipping, Shipping Corporation of India, shipping companies in private sector, Ship building companies; Inland Waterways Authority of India and State Governments. The data received from various primary/secondary sources is scrutinised and validated for consistency and comparability and compiled as per the requirement. 

The compiled data is disseminated to the users through the following publications:
(i) Basic Port Statistics (Annual)– It gives information on major ports and non-major ports in respect of cargo traffic – commodity wise, type of cargo, performance indicators, port capacity and its utilization, employment and financial performance. 

(ii) Update on Indian Port Sector (biannual) – This publication throws light on latest developments at Indian Ports inter-alia macro-economic indicators of India as compared with world indicators. The publication covers state-wise analysis of the developments in the area of sea-borne traffic for maritime States/UTs particularly in respect of cargo traffic, efficiency Indicators and projects under implementation. 

(iii) Indian Shipping Statistics(Annual)–The publication contains data on Indian fleet-overseas and coastal fleet by type, size and age of vessels; Net additions to Indian fleet; fuel prices for vessels plying on international run, fleet owned by Shipping Corporation of India, performance of Shipping Corporation of India and financial performance of Shipping companies etc. 

(iv) Statistics of India’s Ship Building and Ship –Repairing Industry (Annual)–The publication contains information on Indian Ship Building and Ship Repairing Industry –capacity, facilities, orders in hand and delivered, employment and financial performance etc. 

(v) Statistics on Inland Water Transport (Annual)–The publication contains data on navigable waterways, no. of inland water transport vehicles and their ownership infrastructure facilities available on national/state waterways, cargo movement, Plan outlay and expenditure etc.

4. Apart from the publication and dissemination of data, the TRW is also involved in the following:
i)    TRW collects monthly data from Major and Minor Ports through online Port Data Management Portal. 
ii)    Monthly progress report of Central Sector Projects costing Rs. 150 crore and above of the Ministry of Shipping and updates on OCMS (Online Computerized Monitoring System) of Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation.

 iii)    Preparation of technical and analytical papers/notes, as and when required, for the use of the Ministry in various expert Committees and Commissions.

iv)    TRW also coordinates with other departments of Central Government and State Governments for supply and collection of data on port, shipping and other related sectors.