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

Ministry of Shipping renamed to Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Published: November 9, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has renamed the Ministry of Shipping to Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways on November 8, 2020. PM Modi announced the renaming of the ministry at the inaugural virtual event of Ro-Pax terminal at Surat’s Hazira. He also flagged-off the Ro-Pax ferry service between Hazira and Ghogha in Gujarat in the ..

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Shipping Ministry inaugurated ‘Direct Port Entry Facility’ at V.O. Chidambaranar port

Published: October 28, 2020

A direct port entry facility was launched at the V O Chidambarnar port in Tuticorin by Union minister of state for shipping and minister of state for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya. Highlights The modern Direct Port Entry would allow direct movement of containers from mills to the container terminal round the clock, without in-between ..

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Major Shipping routes around the World

Published: October 27, 2020

Major Shipping Routes around the world are as follows: North Atlantic Route Terminal branches of this route extend from Central America to Newfoundland in North America and from the Mediterranean to the Scandi­navia in Europe. This route connects a large number of important ports of the world including New York and London. In fact this ..

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India launches first Cargo Ferry Service to Maldives

Published: September 22, 2020

The Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya recently launched the first direct Cargo Ferry service to Maldives. The service will help boost the business and trade relations between the countries. The launch of the service will also help to boost Neighbourhood First Policy. Highlights The service will connect Tuticorin and Cochin ports of Indi ..

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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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