of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya, has said that a customer-centric,
globally accessible Shipping Portal will be launched soon to provide common
platform to all stakeholders Minister of state for Shipping Mansuk Mandaviya
said on August 30th in Mumbai.
that the portal will provide end-to-end solutions for various activities in the
sector and will be totally secured. He was speaking to media on the sidelines
of the Consultation on Shipping Portal with stakeholders.
said that the portal will ensure transparency and efficiency in the
shipping/maritime sector as there will be minimum manual intervention as
regards to issuing of certificates and approvals. On this portal, all training
institutes, agents sending seafarers to other countries, and shipping companies
will come together on a common platform. This will not only fulfil the dream of
Digital India but will also pave the road for good governance.
further said that maritime sector is a rising sector and Directorate-General of
Shipping plays a vital role. The Minister said that India has a 7,000-km long
coastline and has been traditionally using waterways for business. He however
added that as compared globally, we lack in the number of seafarers. However,
in the last four years, we could register 42 per cent growth in the number of
seafarers, which, he said, will further increase. This has created a number of
new employment opportunities for the youth.
the occasion, Mr Mandaviya also inaugurated two e-Modules—one for recruitment
and placement service agencies, and the other for facilitating maritime