ITC, UNCTAD, WTO launch Global Trade Helpdesk

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the WTO have unveiled an innovative tool to help businesses, in particular smaller firms, benefit from trade. Accessible through a new online hub – HelpMeTrade.org – the Global Trade Helpdesk …

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President Kovind Honours Submarine Arm of Indian Navy

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: The President of India and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, Mr Ram Nath Kovind awarded the President’s Colour to the Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy on 8 December 2017. The date of 8th December 2017 will remain etched in the history …

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Major Ports Register 3.46% Growth During April-November

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: Major ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.46% and together handled 439.66 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to November, 2017 as against 424.96 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year. For the period from April- November …

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Cruise Traffic Picks up Momentum at Mormugao Port

Panaji: Port Wings News Network: Luxury Cruise liner MV COSTA NEO CLASSICA arrived at Mormugao Port on 7 December morning with 1222 high end guests and a crew of 575 to the state. This is the 6th cruise liner to dock at Mormugao port during the current cruise tourism season. …

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Korean Register Launches Survey Services Using Drones

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has announced that it is now conducting inspection services using drones, responding to the industry-wide trend to use more unmanned technology. The new service which has been successfully trialled and now launched, follows extensive collaboration …

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DP WORLD Chairman Meets Ecuador Minister of Foreign Trade

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem met with Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Trade, Pablo Campana, at the global trade enabler’s flagship Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in Dubai recently. The visit follows the ground-breaking ceremony held in September this year …

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Classification Steps up to the Digital Challenge: DNV GL

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The maritime world is in the middle of a period of rapid change, with increasing digitalization, new regulations and shifting markets. Classification societies can help to remove barriers, speed up the process, and assist stakeholders make the most of the new landscape, IACS Chairman Knut …

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