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Gadkari Exhorts Stakeholders To Manufacture Bio-Fuel Compliant Engines

Panaji: Port Wings News Network: In a bid to reduce pollution at sea, Indian government has initiated talks with engine manufacturers including Wartsila, Cummins among others to make bio-fuel compliant engines for Indian shipping vessels, Mr Nitin Gadkari,  Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, has said. Addressing the opening …

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Exports Record 25.67 % Jump in September, Trade Deficit Goes Down

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: Showing the signs of recovery in EXIM sector, India’s exports has recorded a robust growth of 25.67 % in September, mainly on account of phenomenal rise in shipments of engineering, chemicals, and petroleum products, government data released on 13 October has revealed. According to …

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JNPT Records 6 % Growth in Container Handling in First Six Months

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), country’s largest container port under the administrative control of the Ministry of Shipping, further improved its performance in the first six months of the current financial year by recording a 6.26 per cent growth in container cargo in terms …

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Gopal Krishna New Secretary in Ministry of Shipping

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: In a large scale reshuffle in the Secretary-level officials in the Central administration, the Modi-led government on 11 October transferred 11 Secretaries. According to a media statement, a 1983-batch IAS officer Gopal Krishna from West Bengal cadre has been appointed as Secretary, Shipping, while …

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Major Ports Register 3.24% Growth During April-Sept Period

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: The 12 major ports under the administrative control of the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, have recorded a growth of 3.24% and together handled 326.4 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to September, 2017 as against 316.1 Million Tonnes handled during …

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Lithuanian Delegation Visits Mumbai Port

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: A delegation led by Mr. Linas Linkevicius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania along with Mr. Laimona Talat-Kelpsa, Ambassador of Lithuania visited Mumbai Port Trust on 10 October. According to a media statement, the delegation held discussions with Mr Sanjay Bhatia, IAS, Chairman and Mr …

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AirBridgeCargo Extends Connectivity to Liege Airport, Belgium

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: AirBridgeCargo Airlines has introduced a new freighter call for Liege airport, one of the best cargo-friendly airports in Europe. Starting with its winter schedule, ABC will gradually increase its cargo capacity up to 12 flights per week, creating more opportunities for its customers in Asia, …

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CMA CGM To Launch Indian Ocean Feeder 4

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: To support the positive commercial exchanges in the dynamic Indian Ocean market and increase the reliability of their service in the region, CMA CGM has announced the launch of a 5th service. According to a media statement from the company, starting October 21, m/v MCP …

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IATA, WCO Join Hands to Improve Air Cargo Efficiency and Security    

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has been fully integrated into WCO’s Cargo Targeting System (WCO CTS), a risk assessment tool available to WCO member countries worldwide. IMPORTANCE OF INTEGRATION According to a …

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