What is ‘Bill of Lading’?

Bill of Lading is the most important document in shipping as it is highly required and is both a receipt and a contract. A complete Bill of Lading is a documented proof that the freight received by the carrier is as per its description. Additionally it also legally shows that the carrier will deliver the […]


Climate Change and Northern Sea Route

Arctic Council is made of eight members viz. Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and United States. There are 12 observer members including China, India, Japan, South Korea etc. Rush for arctic is mainly for oil, gas, mineral reserves; commercial fishing opportunities; access to Northern Sea Route (NSR), concerns such as Global Warming etc. […]

Inland Water Transport in India and National Waterways

India draws a substantial network in terms of inland waterways in the form of rivers, canals, backwaters and creeks. India’s total navigable length is 14,500 km out of which about 5200 km of river and 4000 km of canals can be used by mechanised crafts. Freight transportation by waterways is still an underutilized resource across […]

Sagarmala Project

The key objective of Sagarmala project develop port infrastructure in India that results in quick, efficient and cost-effective transport to and from ports. It also includes establishment of rail / road linkages with the port terminals, thus providing last mile connectivity to ports; development of linkages with new regions, enhanced multi-modal connectivity including rail, inland […]

Maritime Agenda 2010-20

In 2011, the Government of India had launched the lofty Maritime Agenda, a perspective plan of the Shipping Ministry for the present decade. The Maritime Agenda projects a total traffic of 2494.95 million tonnes for all major and non-major ports taken together and a capacity of 3280.04 million tonnes. The proposed investments in ports by […]