Dr. Sanjeev Ranjan, Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Pic: PIB
Ranjan was addressing the ongoing 128th session of the Council of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) being held at London.
India supports the UAE proposal to include digitisation in the next strategic plan as well as the adoption of a maritime single window system as part of the digitisation initiative, as it will help in resolving the regulatory bottlenecks faced in the maritime industry, Sanjeev Ranjan, secretary, Indian ministry of ports, shipping and waterways, recently said
Time-bound action plans for digitisation should be part of the IMO strategic directions, he was quoted as saying by an official release.
He put across India’s stand that decarbonisation and funding for the same may be included as a separate strategic direction with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities (CBDR-RC) as its cornerstone for the way forward.
India appreciated the UAE proposal on the ‘Capacity-Building Decade 2021-2030’ strategy, including the concept of ‘no one should be left behind’. India noted that this element does not appear to be comprehensively absorbed within the ambition of the eight strategic directions under the existing Strategic Plan.
India, therefore, considers this aspect as crucial for the effective usage of financial and technical resources available with IMO through the Technical Cooperation Committee’s work to assist developing states, the release said.
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