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March 24, 2020 Tuesday 07:40:10 PM IST

Preparedness and activities of all Major Ports to deal with COVID-19 outbreak

Policy Indications

In connection with the COVID-19 outbreak, Minister of State (I/C) for Shipping Shri Mansukh Mandaviya today reviewed situation at all major ports regarding cargo handling, SOP, payment to casual labourers,  etc., through video conferencing, with all the Chairpersons of  ports and Director General, Shipping in this pandemic situation.

More than 90% of exim cargo is handled through ports.  For proper and smooth maintenance of the supply chain, the Ministry of Shipping is taking all-round measures. For easy movement of cargo at ports, the Ministry of Shipping has prepared Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to be adhered at all ports to fight against COVID-19.

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