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Direct Cargo Ferry Service Between India & Maldives launched

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  • September 26, 2020
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Direct Cargo Ferry Service Between India & Maldives launched

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

In news

  • Direct cargo ferry service between India and Maldives was recently e-launched. 
  • Ministry: Indian Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation of Maldives 
  • Operated by: The Shipping Corporation of India

Key takeaways 

  • During its maiden voyage, a vessel from Tuticorin to Kochi on September 21, 2020, from where it will proceed to Kulhudhuffushi port in North Maldives and then to Male port.
  • This ferry service shall run twice a month. 
  • It will provide a cost effective direct and alternate means of transportation of goods between India and Maldives.
  • It will further enhance people-to-people contact and boost bilateral trade.

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