Ship: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Shipping Ministry issues “Aids to Navigation Bill 2020”

Published: July 10, 2020

On July 10, 2020, the Ministry of Shipping issued “Aids to Navigation Bill 2020” draft for public consultation. The bill aims to replace 90 years old Light House Act, 1927. Highlights The bill has been introduced to augment people participation and transparency in governance. The bill will bring in best global practices, international obligations in ..

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Inland Waterways Authority of India launches FOCAL portal to connect cargo owners and shippers with real time data on availability of vessels

Published: August 3, 2018

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has launched a dedicated portal – Forum of Cargo Owners and Logistics Operators (FOCAL) – to connect cargo owners and shippers with real time data on availability of vessels. The landmark e-connect measure will enable direct interaction among the vessel operators, shippers and cargo owners as currently, there ..

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China launches world’s first fully electric cargo ship

Published: November 15, 2017

China has launched the world’s first all-electric ship in Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province, which can travel up to 80km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge. The vessel, manufactured by the Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Ltd, is powered by a 26-tonne lithium battery. It can cruise at the top speed of 12.8 km ..

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