Coastal Shipping

What is the Coastal Berth Scheme of the Ministry of Shipping.

The Coastal Berth Scheme is a key initiative under the Sagarmala Programme to promote the development of dedicated infrastructure for coastal shipping of goods and passengers across India’s Major and Non-Major Ports. The scheme provides financial aid for projects which promote coastal shipping at Indian ports. So far, 21 projects worth Rs. 729.6 Cr have been provided financial assistance of Rs. 205 Cr. under this scheme.


What is the current status of Coastal Shipping in India

In 2014-2015, the total cargo transported by coastal shipping was 83 million tonnes whereas in 2017-2018 the same is estimated at 107 million tonnes. An estimated 8.8 percent CAGR growth was recorded over the last 3 years, as against 4.5 percent CAGR growth in the preceding 3 years.

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