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Govt to issue lifetime licence to domestic ships

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:07

The government has said that lifetime licences will be issued to domestic ships or any vessel charted by an Indian or a local company instead of such licences being renewed every year.

Alang yard mishap: NHRC issues notices to Shipping Ministry, Gujarat

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:00

National Human Rights Commission issued notices to the Union Shipping Ministry and Gujarat government over the death of five persons allegedly due to gas leakage at Alang ship-breaking yard in the state recently.

IMG set up to deal with Somalian pirates threats: Centre to SC

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 01:25

Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) has been set up by Ministry of Shipping to secure release of Indian sailors held captive by Somalian pirates and it is coordinating with UN bodies.

China to publish Arctic shipping route guide: State media

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:00

China will soon publish a guide to navigating the Northeast Passage, a recently opened shortcut to Europe through the Arctic, state media reported Friday in a further sign of the country`s polar ambitions.

China rejects shipping alliance between European firms

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 22:23

In a surprise decision, China on Tuesday blocked an alliance among the world`s three largest container operators, including Denmark`s A.P. Moeller-Maersk, citing a negative impact on competition.

Two ex-US Army soldiers laundered Afghanistan bribes

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 04:16

Two former US Army soldiers have pleaded guilty to accepting about USD 250,000 in bribes from contractors in Afghanistan and shipping the cash back to the United States to be laundered through a landscaping business.

Krishan Pal takes charge as MoS Road Transport, Highways and Shipping

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 13:58

Krishan Pal has taken charge as the Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping here this morning.

Tapping Ganga`s potential, transparency in ministry top agenda: Gadkari

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 11:23

Restoring Ganga`s glory and tapping its potential as an internal transport mode along with "full transparency" in the ministry`s functioning lie top on the agenda of Nitin Jairam Gadkari, who assumed charge of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Ministry on Thursday.

Gadkari to unveil plans tomorrow for road, shipping growth

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 13:40

Entrusted with the task to spur growth in infrastructure space, former BJP President Nitin Jairam Gadkari will unveil the blueprint tomorrow to revive highways and shipping sectors after he assumes charge of the ministries.

Nitin Gadkari may not take charge as Highways and Shipping Ministry today

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12:46

Senior BJP leader and former Party president Nitin Jairam Gadkari, who is the new minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, in the Narendra Modi government may not assume office on Tuesday.

Shipping ministry official arrested by CBI

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 20:55

Shipping ministry official K Sakthi was arrested for demanding a bribe of Rs 25,000, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said Wednesday.

`Significant` oil spill closes US ship channel

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 13:55

No timetable has been set to reopen a major US Shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons (643,500 liters) of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in today to contain the spill.