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IMB Piracy Report 2018 Says Attacks Multiply in Gulf of Guinea

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: Piracy increased on the world’s seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest annual piracy report reveals. Worldwide, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) recorded 201 …

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30 Indian Companies Participate in INTERMODA 2019 in Mexico

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: Under the banner of Federation of Indian Export Organizations, 30 Indian exporters from textiles and fashion industry participating in INTERMODA, Guadalajara from 15 to 18 January, 2019 at Expo Guadalajara. The items on display includes men, women and children’s wear, swim wears, carpets, leather …

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Global Trade Tensions Start Biting Exporters: EEPC India

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: Virtually no growth in overall merchandise exports and a sharp drop of more than  three per cent in engineering goods’  overseas shipments during December 2018 over the same month in the previous year, is a matter of grave concerns , signalling the trade tensions …

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DP World Acquires Leading Ports in Chile

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Global trade enabler DP World today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 71.3% stake in Puertos y Logistica S.A. (“Pulogsa”) from Minera Valparaiso and other shareholders associated with the Matte Group. Pulogsa is listed on the Santiago stock exchange, and the …

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Cruise Liner MV Aegean Odyssey on a Visit To Goa

Panaji: Port Wings News Network: Luxury cruise liner MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY arrived on 9th January 2019 at the Mormugao from Mumbai Port and berthed alongside the International Cruise Terminal in the morning with 277 foreign guests and 169 crew members. This is the 12th luxury cruise liner to visit Mormugao …

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ICTSI Flagship Manila International Container Terminal Gets Eco-Friendly RTGs

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) recently received four of 16 new hybrid rubber-tired gantries (RTG) as part of the Company’s long-term investment in capacity enhancement and environmental efficiency. A first in the country and Manufactured by Mitsui Engineering …

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PSA Container Throughput Performance For 2018

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) handled 81.00 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of containers at its port projects around the world for the year ending 31 December 2018. The Group’s volume increased by 9.1% over 2017, with flagship PSA Singapore contributing 36.31 million TEUs (+8.9%) …

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Vinod Kumar Yadav Takes Charge as New Chairman, Railway Board

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, IRSEE (1980 Batch), has taken over as Chairman, Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Govt. of India. The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav as Chairman Railway Board …

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Cochin Port Hosts All India Major Ports Chess Championship

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The All India Major Ports Chess Championship 2018-19 will be held at Cochin Port Trust from 14th to 16th January 2019. The matches will be held at Samudrika Hall, Willingdon Island. There will be matches to decide the Team Champions and Individual winners. About 60 …

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ITF and WMU Launch of Report on Automation and Technology

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: On Tuesday, 15 January, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the World Maritime University (WMU) will launch a flagship report produced by WMU entitled: “Transport 2040: Automation Technology Employment – the Future of Work”. The forward-looking assessment investigates how the global transport industry …

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