India set to change ports policy

India set to change ports policy

New Delhi is set to make some of the largest changes to its ports set-up in a generation. The shipping minister, Nitin Gadkari, outlined plans yesterday to scrap the Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP) a replace it with something that he described as a “simple to understand, transparent and business friendly”.

Moreover, the nation’s 12 major ports are being coerced to form subsidiaries to focus on developing inland waterways. In total, the government has eyed 20,000 km of inland waterways as ripe for development.

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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