Port of Savannah Container Trade up 12 Percent in September Month

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The Georgia Ports Authority achieved a 12 percent increase in containerized trade at the Port of Savannah in September, along with a 37.6 percent increase in roll-on/roll-off trade at the Port of Brunswick. Griff Lynch, Executive Director, GPA, said, “The impressive volumes moving through our …

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Port Freeport Announces Commencement of New Global Carrier Service

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Port Freeport has announced the commencement of a new global liner service at Port Freeport on 17 October 2018. CMA CGM, a global container transportation and shipping company, commenced commercial cargo operations with their weekly Brazex service. Phyllis Saathoff, Executive Director/CEO of Port Freeport, said, …

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Debate on WTO Reform Should Reflect all Perspectives: DG Azevêdo

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: At a meeting of the full WTO membership on 16 October, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo noted the emerging debate on ‘WTO reform’ and highlighted the importance that this discussion is inclusive. Roberto Azevêdo said: “The state of this organization is an issue in which everyone has …

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Free Training Programme on Mental Health to Seafarers

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: At the 5th Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit in London, a new training package produced by KVH Videotel and ISWAN was introduced for seafarers worldwide. The package, ‘Seafarers’ Mental Health and Wellbeing’ will be available free of charge throughout the industry due to the …

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Chennai Port Surpasses Previous Record Handling of Clay

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The Chennai Port has recorded another landmark performance by handling Clay of 5620 Tonnes, in a single day on 14 October 2018, imported from the vessel MV Phuong Nam 1 at Jawahar Dock -2. According to a media statement from port authorities, the noteworthy achievement …

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CITPL & CONCOR Enhance Last Mile Connectivity, Relaunches Railbridging

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: PSA’s Chennai International Terminals Pvt Ltd (CITPL) and Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) have relaunched shuttle trains between CITPL and Concor’s Tondiarpet Inland Container Depot (TNPM), with the departure of a full rake of 80 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) from CITPL to TNPM on 16 …

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New Mangalore Port Organises Painting Competition

Mangalore: Port Wings News Network: The students and staff of five leading colleges of Mangalore participated in a Painting Competition held at NMPT Cruise Terminal on 12 October 2018 on the Theme “Traditional Art Forms and Culture of Karnataka”. Themes as diverse as Yakshagana, Keelu Kudure, Kambala, Puja Kunita, Devi …

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Chidambaranar Port Creates History in Vessel Handling

Tuticorin: Port Wings News Network: On 15 October 2018, V.O. Chidambaranar Port, for the first time in port’s history, handled a vessel with 14 metre draft. The vessel ‘MV Zheng Jun’ was docked at the North Cargo Berth-I at 1600 Hrs. The Panama flagged vessel ‘MV Zheng Jun’ with Length …

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Exports Growth Affected: FIEO Chief Ganesh Kumar Gupta

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: Responding to the trade data for the month of September, 2018, President FIEO said that though the data shows a marginal negative growth in the month of September primarily due to high base effect last year, the aggregate value of exports in this September …

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