Welcome To Ministry of Ports,Shipping and Waterways


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 Ministry of Ports,Shipping and Waterways encompasses within its fold ports,shipping and waterways sectors which include Shipbuilding and Ship-repair, Major Ports, National Waterways, and Inland Water Transport.

Ministry of Ports,Shipping and Waterways 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 Ports,Shipping and Waterways 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 States mainly because of the large volume of resources required, long gestation periods, uncertain returns and...

Our Honorable Ministers

Shri Shripad Naik

Honorable Minister of State

Shri Sarbananda Sonowal

Honorable Cabinet Minister

Shri Shantanu Thakur

Honorable Minister of State

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