Indian coastal shipping firms could flag out and register in foreign territories if benefits are scrapped

Live Mint. 11 July. 8 minute read.
Two of India’s largest shipping lines, Great Eastern Shipping and Shreyas Shipping, are considering the option of registering in foreign territories if the Indian government eases the cabotage rule to allow foreign ships to pick up containers along the Indian coast. As per the Cabotage rule, only Indian shipping lines are permitted to carry export-import containers for trans-shipment on domestic routes.
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