New Delhi, November 26
The Centre on Thursday said it had issued draft ‘Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020’ for public consultation. The proposed legislation aims to repeal and replace the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958.
The Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020 has been drafted with the primary aim of promoting the growth of Indian shipping industry by incorporating the best practices adopted by other advanced countries like the US, Japan, UK, Singapore and Australia, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways said in a statement. — PTI