Introducing CICMT to Indian Shipping
Ports' development has always been marred due to their continued dependence on foreign sources for technology, an asset that we could easily develop in our laboratories and research centres.
Despite more than seven decades having passed since independence, Indian shipbuilders are hingeing on to the west for testing and experimentation facilities necessary for shipbuilding and improved marine logistics. to address the same, the Ministry of Shipping has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with IIT Kharagpur to set up the Centre for Inland and Coastal Maritime Technology (CICMT) under the Sagarmala Programme. The Project would initially be funded to the tune of Rs. 69.20 crores for the first five years by the government post which the earnings from its end customers woule ensure its viability and sustenance in the long run.
- Ship design for Inland/ Coastal waterways
- Shipbuilding Technology and Structural Design
- Transport Systems & Logistics
- Cryogenic Cargo Handling
- Green/ Renewable Energy harvesting from Coastal and Inland waters
- Automation and AI for Maritime Operations