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Investor friendly policies fuelling the ports / maritime sector development in Gujarat

Policy Initiatives Implications for Stakeholders/Investors
Port Policy, 1995 Opened up Public Private Participation Download (English 44 Kb)
BOOT Policy, 1997 Provides operational flexibility with tariff freedom, low waterfront royalty Download (English 321 Kb)
Gujarat Infrastructure Development (GID) Act, 1999 Gives legal framework and roadmap for Public Private Partnership (PPP) Download (English 344 Kb)
Gujarat Infrastructure Development (Amendment) Act, 2006 Download (English 981 Kb)
Shipbuilding Policy, 2010 Allows Private Companies to develop Shipbuilding Parks Download (English 8027 Kb)
Ship Recycling Regulations, 2015 Revamping of charges payable, plot sizes and plot lease timelines Download (English 2708 Kb)

Major Policies / Acts governing the Indian Port Sector

Sr. No. Acts / Policies
1 Coasting Vessels Act, 1838 Download (English 58 Kb)
2 Indian Ports Act, 1908 Download (English 573 Kb)
3 Indian Vessels Act, 1917 Download (English 534 Kb)
4 Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1948 Download (English 442 Kb)
5 Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 Download (English 1618 Kb)
6 Customs Act, 1962 Download (English 991 Kb)
7 Major Ports Trust Act, 1963 Download (English 195 Kb)
8 Inland Waterways Authority of India Act, 1985 Download (English 429 Kb)
9 Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act, 1993 Download (English 342 Kb)
10 Indian Maritime University Act, 2008 Download (English 203 Kb)
11 Draft Shipping Trade Practices Act, 2008 Download (English 119 Kb)
12 Draft Major Ports Regulatory Authority Bill, 2009 Download (English 226 Kb)
13 Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010 Download (English 275 Kb)
14 Merchant Shipping Bill, 2016 Download (English 431 Kb)
15 Indian Ports Bill, 2018 Download (English 1054 Kb)
16 Recycling of Ships Act, 2019 Download (English 721 Kb)
17 Land Policy for Major Ports, 2004 Download (English 448 Kb)
18 Handling of Cargo in Customs Area Regulations, 2009 Download (English 3002 Kb)
19 Guidelines on undertaking Dredging at Major Ports, 2016 Download (English 4219 Kb)