Date: 25/06/2024

Deadline of 100 days for initial step of India-UAE shipping leg of IMEC 

India has set a 100-day deadline to complete the first leg of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) project between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Efforts have begun to harmonise vessel, voyage and cargo-related procedures between the ports on India’s western coast viz., Mundra, Deendayal and Nhava Sheva and the UAE including ports like Jebel Ali and Fujairah. The intent is to migrate to a digital platform, as a first step, for the exchange of vessel and voyage-related documents between the ports on both sides of this maritime leg. This will be an ongoing process, which shall be scaled up subsequently to include regulatory interfaces involved in cargo and vessel clearances on both the sides of the India-UAE leg of the corridor, as per a report.
source: Exim News Service: New Delhi, June 24