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India Approves Introduction of Merchant Shipping Bill 2016

India revamped Merchant Shipping Bill 2016 is expected to simplify the law governing merchant shipping in India, while certain redundant provisions will be dispensed with and remaining provisions will...

India Eyes Development of New Ports

India is looking to develop a number of new and small ports for commercial shipping transportation, according to data released by India’s Ministry of Shipping. Based on the traffic and cargo ...

Cargo Traffic at India’s Major Ports Up by 5.2 Pct

The cargo volumes at India’s Major Ports increased by 5.2 percent during the first half of the fiscal year 2016-17 as the country’s ports handled a total of 315.4 million tonnes of cargo i...

Current scenario of Indian Shipping Industry

According to the Ministry of Shipping, around 95 per cent of India's trading by volume and 70 per cent by value is done through maritime transport. India has 12 major and 200 notified minor and inter...

Adani Ports: Opening the door to India

Not unlike some of their global peers, Indian business people are renowned for their financial prudence. Investments are made after careful deliberation in a step-by-step fashion, often after exhausti...

Non Resident Seafarers to get tax exemption

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) recently issued a circular clarifying that the salary of a non-resident seafarer on account of services rendered outside India in a foreign ship is not taxable...

How to Get Dangerous Cargo Endorsement Certificate?

Dangerous cargo endorsement is a certificate of authorization for a seafarer, qualifying him/her for working on any vessel dealing with cargo that are categorized as maritime dangerous goods. Shipping...

Security Training For Seafarers

The International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code makes it mandatory for companies to implement a number of security measures on board their ships. These mandatory requirements are laid ...

Beware from Fake Or Fraudulent Shipping Agents And Institutes?

 Beware from Fake Or Fraudulent Shipping Agents And Institutes? Important Note: The Purpose of this article is only attempts to educate people about maritime fraudulent agents, not aim to ...