the best of all benefits.
The wealthy Arabs are at it again, in a move to cut costs Arabs are in
process of reviving the 200-year-old wooden shipping industry in
Gujarat, especially in Jamnagar.
Sheikh's entry in this foray will be a much needed boost for local
wooden shipping industry known as vahanvatti.
The wooden ship building industry exists in Salaya port; this industry
has seen good qualitative orders from African and Middle East in last
Industry old-timers feels that wooden ships made in Salaya have more
power and are skilled as compared to other parts in India or in
Porbandar / Mandvi in Gujarat.
This small ships are called Vahans, they range from 500 to 2000 tones,
and can take almost a year to shape up, the cost of such ships range
from Rs 1 crore to Rs 5 crore,