Shajahan launches automated shipping management system

Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan today

launched a Software for Inland Ship Management System (SISMS) as part of

government's effort to modernize Department of Shipping.

According to the ministry sources, as a result of using the automated

system, vessel owners now will be able to secure survey certificate for their

ships by applying online. Bangladeshi sailors working in different seagoing

vessels will also be able to verify their certificates from any part of the


The present government is working relentlessly to protect and keep the

waterways operational, ensuring safety in waterways and to develop the

standard of passenger service. We have created 156 more posts in Department

of Shipping. We have created 21 posts of surveyors to survey vessels. Process

to appoint 12 new shipping inspectors is at its fag end, the minister said

at the launching function held at BIWTA auditorium in the capital.

Shahjahan Khan further said the government is going to modernize

lighthouses in Cox's Bazar, Saint Martin and Kutubdia, establish new

lighthouses in Nijhum Dwip, Dhalchar, Dublarchar and Kuakata and coastal

radio station under Global Maritime Distress and Safety System and Integrated

Maritime Navigation System.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)