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14 Jan 2019
The alliance of Hongkong International Terminals, Modern Terminals, COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong), and Asia Container Terminals is aimed at improving terminal utilization and efficiency.
08 Jan 2019
A general strike began Tuesday morning.
07 Jan 2019
PSA said two factors are driving the railed cargo and transshipment handling improvement.
03 Jan 2019
The emerging market economy has 12 publicly owned ports and about 200 minor ports dotting its 4,600 miles of coastline.
21 Dec 2018
With annual handling volume increasing substantially, Chittagong faces yard congestion throughout the year.
20 Dec 2018
The port community system, PCS 1x, has had a shaky nationwide start.
18 Dec 2018
Despite the lower growth, India's logistics reform measures have increased competition across transport modes — something cargo owners and logistics providers welcome.
14 Dec 2018
One shipping-trade group representing foreign carriers in trade to/from India, questioned why authorities went live with the revamped, single window system without an adequate trial-run process.
13 Dec 2018
Wan Hai hopes to attract business/volume under India's liberalized cabotage system.
12 Dec 2018
“PCS 1X is a cloud-based, new-generation technology, with a user-friendly interface. This system seamlessly integrates eight new stakeholders, besides the 19 existing stakeholders from the maritime, trade on a single platform,” a Ministry of Shipping statement said.
11 Dec 2018
Workers resumed work only after the Bangladesh Land Port Authority (BLPA) assured them that it will pay their wages within a week.
10 Dec 2018
CMA CGM (India) said the smart container was loaded onto the CMA CGM Tosca at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust on Nov. 30, destined for Marseilles, France.
07 Dec 2018
GTI shortened cargo dwell times substantially in the most recent measuring period and also notched impressive performances in other metrics.
06 Dec 2018
Ennore is located just 15 miles north of Chennai, and Adani's new terminal is seen as a more-formidable competitor than other minor terminals in the region.
05 Dec 2018
PSA’s BMCT at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, among other qualities, is proving that it can undertake rapid cargo moving operations demanded by larger ships.
03 Dec 2018
“This [the new rail route] will help exporters and importers move their cargo faster and safely through an environment-friendly mode of transport,” said Keld Pedersen, managing director of APM Terminals Pipavav.
30 Nov 2018
The existing Dhaka-Chittagong highway is a lifeline for Bangladesh’s growing international trade business, but it is outmoded. The new, expanded highway is expected to substantially reduce cargo transport costs and time.
27 Nov 2018
The dispute essentially centers on extra charges BMCT’s customers have had to incur for rail cargo handled by mixed trains connecting at other terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
26 Nov 2018
The meeting among JNPT stakeholders comes after customs officials recently stated that dwell times remain a major concern.
23 Nov 2018
PSA Singapore will build and operate a multibillion dollar terminal complex that will double Chittagong annual capacity to 6 million TEU.
20 Nov 2018
“This is a result of the excellent all-round operations by the team and the state-of-the-art technology, which has enabled the terminal to log higher productivity and operational efficiencies,” DP World said.
16 Nov 2018
Activists ended their JNPT shutdown action in the late afternoon Friday, after port and other stakeholders held talks with demonstrators.
15 Nov 2018
Local political groups and trade unions leading the strike have, in their public announcements, stated that demonstrators will stage blockades at port entry/exit points to halt operations.
14 Nov 2018
The rail project is critical for Krishnapatnam's effort to increase transshipment volume, following India's cabotage relaxation for foreign-flag ship operators.
13 Nov 2018
Inadequate equipment has been a major shipper complaint in this busy and congested port for the past decade, but now it appears the port authority has taken steps to address the problem by adding equipment in the last few months.
13 Nov 2018
Mediterranean Shipping Co. will lead a revamped, upsized weekly route connecting India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean, under a vessel-sharing agreement with CMA CGM and Cosco Shipping Lines.
12 Nov 2018
With the cabotage relaxation, implemented May 21, foreign-flag carriers can transport laden export/import containers for transshipment and empty containers for repositioning between Indian ports without any specific permission or license.
11 Nov 2018
Cosco will shift its intra-Asia CI-1 (mainland China-India) service from APM Terminals’ Gateway Terminals India (GTI) to PSA’s new Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals, with a major revamp.
08 Nov 2018
Among other productivity improvements, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's ship turn times and container dwell times are considerably shorter than a year ago.
06 Nov 2018
New port data collected indicate Chennai is slowly establishing a footprint in transshipment handling.
05 Nov 2018
India officials say the establishment of an alternative, river transport will help reduce highway congestion and improve supply chain efficiency.
31 Oct 2018
The investment is a part of a strong push by DP World to diversify beyond its core container cargo handling business with more investment in assets that link the global terminal operator directly with shippers and logistics service providers.
30 Oct 2018
JNPT handles the majority of India’s container cargo and, as such, smoother/seamless supply chains there are a critical component of sustained economic growth in India.
28 Oct 2018
Transport workers and employers are protesting an amendment to the Road Transport Act that holds them largely responsible for any fatal road accidents.
25 Oct 2018
The Chittagong Customs House Wednesday issued the handling notification, which was requested by the Chittagong Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
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