India: Cabotage restrictions relaxed

The Government of India has relaxed cabotage restrictions for ports which transship at least 50% of the container handled by them. The cabotage relaxation will enable shipping lines to consolidate Indian EXIM and empty containers at transshipment ports in India for onward transportation to destination ports by main shipping lines.

GAIL postpones LNG ship tender again

State gas utility GAIL India has deferred a USD 7-billion tender for hiring nine newly-built ships to ferry liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US by one month. Bids for the tender were to close on February 29 but now have been extended to March 31.

India: Emission Norms for Shipping

Regulating GHG emissions The Indian Ministry of Shipping issued a press release stating that it has initiated necessary steps for…
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