Cabinet nod for India-Jordan maritime shipping pact

Cabinet nod for India-Jordan maritime shipping pact

New Delhi: The Indian cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given the green light to a proposal to sign a shipping agreement between India and Jordan to boost cooperation in the task of enhancing and stimulating steady growth of maritime traffic.

The signing of the agreement would help both countries encourage and facilitate development of their maritime relationship and cooperation in the task of enhancing and stimulating steady growth of maritime traffic, an official release said.

The pact would also help in exchange and training of staff and students from various maritime establishments, and the exchange of information necessary for accelerating and facilitating the flow of commercial goods at sea and at ports.

In addition, the agreement will help setting up of joint ventures in maritime transportation, shipbuilding and shiprepair, maritime training, information technology, including development of simulators, port facilities and related activities, the communiqué added.

Shirish Nadkarni

Shirish Nadkarni is a management consultant and freelance international journalist, who has been writing on all spheres of Indian business for the past three decades for a number of reputed overseas publications. An avid sportsman, Nadkarni has represented India in international veterans' badminton since 1997, and was the 55+ age group doubles world champion in 2005.

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  1. sam
    April 26, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    We all know that “Shipping to Jordan” is actually Shipping to Iraq. Most of the importers use Jordan to avoid paying taxes for entry to Iraq.
    http://usgshipping.com/index.php/asia/shipping-to-middle-east/shipping-to-jordan-from-usa