In the state Duma discussed the state and prospects of shipping industry. On 14 December a joint meeting of the Expert Council on development of shipbuilding industry and marine engineering and the Committee on the shipbuilding industry and marine technique of the Union of machine builders of Russia. Deputies, experts and representatives of relevant ministries and agencies discussed the topical issues of legislative support of the development of shipbuilding in Russia.
Opening the meeting, Chairman of the Expert Council and the head of JSC "OSK" Alexei Rakhmanov remarked that the agenda of this meeting are important not only for shipbuilders but also for related industries.
The participants discussed amendments to the Code of merchant shipping in terms of expanding the concept of "cabotage", which is read in the S