Cochin Shipyard plans dramatic expansion across India

Cochin Shipyard (CSL) will establish shipbuilding and repair facilities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Gujarat, Kolkata and Mumbai, according to the nation’s shipping minister, Nitin Gadkari. The move is in line with the current Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign.

CSL has been in touch with the nation’s largest ports, looking to establish ship repair facilities while it aims to build ships in Kolkata and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The state-controlled shipbuilder listed last month raising more than $200m for its planned expansion across India.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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