India

Sea cargo manifest and transhipment regulations to apply in India

The Indian Customs’ new Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations (SCMTR) will be implemented on 16 February 2020. The new regulation will bring changes in timelines and requirements for advance notice by vessels arriving in India and exports through ships out of India.

India passes new Act for safe ship recycling procedures

The Government of India informed that the “Recycling of Ships” Bill has become an Act, with the government setting specific international standards and implementing a statutory mechanism for enforcement of such standards.

Single-use plastic ban: Updates in India

The Director General of Shipping in India issued an addendum on the regulation of banning single-use plastic in Indian waters, providing details concerning a delayed timetable for the introduction of the ban on plastics.

India gives locally built ships priority in chartering

In order to promote the Make in India initiative and give incentives for ship building activity in the country, the Indian Ministry of Shipping revised its guidelines for chartering of ships by providing Right of First Refusal to ships built in India. Whenever a tendering process is performed to charter a vessel, a bidder offering a ship built in India will be given the first priority to match the L1 quote.

Overview of cabotage rules in India

In a bid to improve domestic maritime competitiveness, India announced plans to relax its cabotage law, which has been a matter of discussion for many years. Under the present Merchant Shipping Act 1958, only Indian-flagged vessels or foreign-flagged vessels as licensed by DGS, can ply the coasting trade of India.

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