MoPSW issues draft Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020, for public consultation

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) has issued a draft of the Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020, for public consultation. The last date for the submission of feedback and suggestions was December 24, 2020. The bill aims to repeal and replace the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 and the Coasting Vessels Act, 1838. It has been drafted with the primary aim of promoting growth of the Indian shipping industry by incorporating best practices adopted by other advanced countries.

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