New Delhi: the central government has decided to relax the cabotage for special vessels such as Roll-on Roll-off, Hybrid Roll-on Roll-off, Roll-on Roll-off cum passenger, pure car and truck carriers, LNG vessels carries for a period of five years.
Vessels operators will be allowed to bring foreign flagged vessels of this category to ply on the coastal routes. Such special vessels are limited in our country but since they cater the class of cargo, their availability will make it possible to shift cargo movement from road and rail to coastal shipping.
This vessel is very much important for the success to develop the coastal shipping. It is possible to shift major part of the transportation to coastal shipping. It would also enable a green mood of transport reducing the fuel and also reduce carbon emissions.