Inland Waterways Authority of India Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: Waterways Usage Charges waived for three years

The Ministry of Shipping recently waived Waterways Usage Charges (WUC) for three years. Highlights The WUC have been waived off to achieve the target of GoI to make inland waterways as a supplementary, cheaper, and eco-friendly mode of transport. The Inland Waterways Authority of India operating under Ministry of Shipping has levied WUC for plying Read More…

Container Cargo Movement first time in River Brahmaputra

A landmark container cargo consignment will sail on inland waterway from the Haldia Dock Complex, Kolkata to the Inland Waterways Authority of India terminal at Pandu in Guwahati. It is to begin on November 4, 2019. The main objective of the waterway is to improve connectivity to the North Eastern Region. The containers will carry Read More…

PM inaugurates Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal at Sahibganj

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s second Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal (built at Sahibganj) online from Ranchi, Jharkhand. He also laid the foundation of a secretariat building in the state capital (Ranchi) which will come up at an estimated cost of Rs.1238.92 crore. About Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal at Sahibganj This is the 2nd of three Multi Read More…

Iwai Ship Carrying Bhutanese Cargo flagged off from Assam to Bangladesh

In a first ever movement of its kind, IWAI (Inland Waterways Authority of India) ship carrying Bhutanese cargo was flagged off from Dhubri in Assam to Narayanganj in Bangladesh over Brahmaputra River and the Indo Bangladesh Protocol Route. The cargo carrying stone from Bhutan to be delivered in Bangladesh was digitally flagged-off by Mansukh Mandaviya, Read More…

LADIS Portal Launched

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) launched a new portal LADIS – Least Available Depth to aid in ensuring of optimum use of National Waterways. LADIS An assured depth of waterway is required for seamless movement of vessels. The Portal will provide real-time data on least available depths for ship/barge and cargo owners so that they Read More…