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India Needs To Draw Master Plan To Boost Coastal Shipping

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: India must draw a master plan for non-major ports on the same lines as major ports to map its supply chain linking it to key manufacturing sectors to boost coastal shipping with requisite policy and regulatory changes, according to maritime experts speaking at workshop on …

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DP WORLD Closes Acquisition of 100% Shares of Unifeeder Group

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Global trade enabler DP World on 6 December 2018 announced the successful closing of the acquisition of 100% of the Unifeeder Group (Unifeeder), an integrated logistics company with the largest and best-connected feeder and growing shortsea network in Northern Europe with connectivity to approximately 100 …

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Luxury Cruise Liner Neo Costa Riviera Calls at Mormugao Port

Panaji: Port Wings News Network: Luxury cruise liner MV NEO COSTA RIVIERA  arrived at the Mormugao Port and berthed alongside the International Cruise Terminal in the morning on 6 December 2018 from Colombo, Sri Lanka, with 1119  foreign guests and 566 crew members. The visiting  guests hail from different nationalities …

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Paradip Port Conducts Mega Mock Drill at North Oil Jetty

Paradip: Port Wings News Network: On 07 December 2018 at 1130 hrs, Heavy Hydrocarbon leakage and later Major Fire scenario were created at North Oil Jetty of Paradip Port Trust. The spillage of oil at the sea water was diffused by “KALI” ship meant for controlling the same. The fire …

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FIEO Welcomes New Agri Export Policy

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: Welcoming the approval given to new Agri Export Policy by the Union Cabinet, Mr Ganesh Kumar Gupta, President, FIEO, said that the new Policy would provide huge impetus to agri exports from the country and will help in doubling farmers’ income. The corner stone …

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Union Cabinet Approves Agriculture Export Policy 2018

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 on 6 December.  The Cabinet has also approved the proposal for establishment of Monitoring Framework at Centre with Commerce as the nodal Department with representation from various …

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CCLA TO Hold AGM on 14 December

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Chennai Cargo Logistics Association (CCLA), a Chennai-based forum for shipping fraternity, will be holding its AGM on 14 December 2018. Based on the announcement made CCLA’s secretary Mr P.Sreejith, report will be submitted in the AGM along with auditor’s re-appointment and other important upcoming matters …

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Air Freight Marks Modest Growth in October, Up 3.1% : IATA

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.1% in October 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was up from a 29-month low …

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Shipping Giant Maersk Sets Net Zero Co2 Emission Target by 2050

Chennai: Port Wings News Network:   Aimed at accelerating the transition to carbon neutral shipping, Maersk on 4 December announced its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of …

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