Mahindra Logistics Acquires Technology Startup ShipX

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: Mahindra Logistics (MLL), one of India’s largest Third-party logistics (3PL) solution providers, on 30 August 2018 announced the acquisition of a strategic stake in Transtech Logistics, also known as ShipX. ShipX is a SAAS (Software as a Service) based Transport Management Solution (TMS) platform that …

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Port of Long Beach Emissions Fall Even as Cargo Rises

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Diesel particulate matter emissions are down 88 percent at the Port of Long Beach, even while cargo records have jumped to record levels. The Port of Long Beach is continuing to outperform 2023 clean air goals for diesel particles and sulfur oxides, even while cargo …

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Chennai Port Creates Largest Ship Handling Record

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: It was a Red-Letter Day for Chennai Port on 31 August 2018, when the port became the first major port to handle a very large crude carrier (VLCC) inside the port’s wharf. Make the day more memorable to the port management, Mr Pon Radhakrishnan, Union …

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Boskalis Acquires Triton Knoll OWF Cabling Contract

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has acquired the contract for the supply and installation of the export and inter-array cables for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm (OWF), UK. In September 2017, Boskalis signed the Preferred Supplier Agreement which has now been converted into a …

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New Wage Agreement Signed for Port and Dock Workers

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: A new wage settlement agreement has been signed for Group C & D category of Port and Dock Workers in Mumbai in the presence of Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. The …

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Sri City SEZ Receives Assocham GEM Sustainability Certification Award

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: In recognition of its achievement of ‘GEM 5 level’ sustainability standards, which is the highest achievable rating level, Sri City SEZ was awarded the prestigious ‘GEM Sustainability Certification’, hosted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). In a colourful ceremony organised …

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Moderate Freight Growth Continues in July, Up 2.1% : 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 2.1% in July 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was the slowest pace of growth seen since May …

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Editorial: Simultaneous Elections: Not Even an Idea for Debate

Port Wings, 29 August 2018: Though the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commission of India categorically rejected the idea of holding simultaneous elections in the country citing procedural issues, the debate is still on and refuses to die down anytime sooner. For the last few months, the ruling party and …

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