The effective date of the Sea Cargo Manifest and
Trans-shipment Regulations 2018 implementation will be effective 16 February
Key highlight: custodians of cargo to file
cargo arriving and departing adhering to the defined timeline
The key highlight of the new revised regulation
specifies that it is compulsory and mandatory for the Shipping Line, Importer,
Exporter and other custodians of cargo to comply with the regulation by
strictly adhering to the defined timeline for filing of all cargo arriving and
departing any Indian Port.
This rule is applicable for all cargo discharging,
loading, transhipping and going via (FROB – Freight Remain on Board) Indian
Arrival Manifest: Import Manifest has to be submitted
to Indian Customs prior to the departure of the vessel from the last foreign
Departure Manifest: Export manifest has to be
submitted to Indian Customs prior to departure of the vessel from any Port of
Loading in India.