10 February 2023

Indian Parliament bans ships older than 25 years

The Indian parliements approved a law prepared by the General Directorate of Shipping that provides for a ban on entry into the country’s ports for commercial ships over 25 years of age.

New Delhi has determined that oil tankers and bulk carriers, both Indian-flagged and foreign, will no longer be able to enter the ports of the main state of the Asian subcontinent if over 25 years old, while for containerships, port tugs and specialized boats, a maximum of 30 years is being considered. It is expected that the publication of the act will become a reality in the next few days. The legislative project also considers that Indian shipping carriers cannot purchase second-hand ships if they are dated over 20 years.