Aiming to make India a global hub for building green vessels, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) is launching the Green Tug Transition Program (GTTP) on Wednesday, bringing all tugs working in the country into “ Green Hybrid” will convert tugs that run on non-fossil fuels such as methanol, ammonia, hydrogen.
There are plans to expand the conversion of tugboats into green tugboats into a full-fledged manufacture of these important boats in the country, which are essential elements of any port and assist in mooring or docking a ship by towing or pushing a ship towards port.
Announcing the launch of the GTTP, the union minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways said the plan is underway to make India the “global hub for building green ships” by 2030.
“… we have been working to increase our efforts to build green ship building self-reliance and to install green solutions in all possible areas within the Ministry’s purview. We hope to become the global hub of green ship building by 2030 as we see tremendous business potential and yet are fully committed to building a greener world,” said Sonowal.
The minister said GTTP will first convert tugs into eco-friendly hybrid tugs powered by hybrid propulsion systems and then introduce non-fossil fuel solutions.