Editorial: Shipping Needs a Sea Change

Chennai, 30 Dec 2020: The pandemic has sent shockwaves through global maritime transport and laid the foundations for a transformed industry and associated supply chains. UNCTAD expects a return to growth in 2021 Global maritime trade will plunge by 4.1% in 2020 due to the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19, …

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SpiceJet, PLUSS Sign MoU for Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery Solution

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: Indian low-cost carrier, SpiceJet has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pluss Advanced Technologies (PLUSS) for the supply of indigenously developed precise temperature control boxes required of maintaining the effectiveness of the vaccine during transport. According to the MoU, PLUSS will …

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Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals, CONCOR Sign MoU for Handling of Dedicated Container Trains

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: Mumbai: Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCT) and Container Corporation of India (“CONCOR”) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch dedicated shuttle trains running between BMCT and CONCOR’s Rail Transhipment Hubs (RTH) at Kathuwas and Jakhwada to consolidate containers railed between BMCT and …

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DP WORLD, Senegal Sign Agreement To Develop Ndayane Port

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Trade enabler DP World, a global provider of end-to-end logistics solutions, and the Government of Senegal, have signed agreements for the development of a deep water port at Ndayane, approximately 50kms from the existing port and near the Blaise Diagne international airport. The new port …

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Freightwalla Joins Tradelens To Strengthen Transparency in Freight Logistics Operations With Blockchain

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: India’s leading digital freight forwarding start-up Freightwalla announced joining hands with TradeLens – a blockchain enabled digital supply chain solution jointly developed by Maersk and IBM. The partnership will enable Freightwalla’s online platform to provide unparalleled visibility and connectivity for shipper’s international shipments. The announcement …

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Visakhapatnam Port Chairman Takes Additional Charge in DCI

Visakhapatnam: Port Wings News Network: Shri K Rama Mohana Rao, IAS, currently Chairman of Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) is appointed as Director and Chairman of the Dredging Corporation of India Limited on 22 December 2020. Shri Rao is a 1994 batch lAS officer of UP Cadre. Previously, Shri Rao worked …

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Editorial: One Nation, One Port !

Chennai, 23 Dec 2020: With a view to developing ports in the country, the shipping ministry has circulated a draft Indian Ports Bill for public consultation which will replace the Indian Ports Act 1908. The Centre seems to drifting towards a ‘One Nation, One Port’ idea with the draft Bill …

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