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Centre sets 2030 as target to become global hub for green shipping

New policy launched to convert tugboats at major ports into green tugs

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
The Centre will start the process of turning all of India’s tugboats into green tugs to reduce transport carbon emissions and become a global hub for green shipping by 2030. Union minister for ports, shipping, and waterways Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday launched the Green Tug Transition Programme (GTTP).

Under the new policy, Green Hybrid Tugs will be introduced, which will be powered by green hybrid propulsion systems. The eventual plan will be to adopt non-fossil fuel solutions like methanol, ammonia, and hydrogen.

“The ministry has set a target for the initial Green Tugs to start working in all major ports by 2025.

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First Published: Mar 22 2023 | 8:25 PM IST

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