Promotion of coastal shipping is one of the major thrusts of the Ministry of Shipping. In order to promote transportation of automobiles through coastal shipping, Ministry of Shipping has decided that all Major Ports will provide discount of 80 percent for two years on Vessel Related Charges (VRC) & Coastal Related Charges (CRC) for coastal transportation of vehicles through Ro-Ro ships.
This discount is also extended to other similar ships such as Ro-Pax, PCC, PCTC, PTC etc. An order in this regard has been issued on 20th September, 2016. In order to make this discount sustainable for the Shipping Service Providers, the major ports will also carry out intensive marketing for demand generation.