Port of Antwerp Scores 5th Record Year in a Row

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The port of Antwerp has achieved a record freight volume for the fifth straight year in a row. In 2017 the port handled 223,606,610 tonnes of freight, an increase of 4.4% compared with the previous year. Practically all sectors turned in an excellent performance: the …

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Construction of Second Baikal Tunnel Almost Complete

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Construction of the second Baikal tunnel-the most important part of the BAM and Trans-Siberian Modernization Program-is coming to an end. According to operational data, 6372 m (out of a total length of 6682 m) has been dug. The average pace of the second Baikal tunnel …

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BIMCO Launches new Innovative Contract Editing Solution

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: BIMCO has taken a big step forward and launched an innovative new solution for editing contracts. The solution is called SmartCon, and it makes contractual work easier and more secure. The product was launched at an event in Singapore on 18 January 2018. Grant Hunter, …

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Exporters Must Focus on new Markets: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Chennai : Port Wings News Network: The Vice President of India, Mr M Venkaiah Naidu has asked India’s exporters to focus on new markets and new products including sunrise products which show higher growth in global trade including electric, electronic, Tele-communication equipment. Mr Naidu was addressing the gathering after conferring …

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Indo-Japan Coast Guards Conduct Joint Exercise Off Chennai

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: A joint Search and Rescue exercise named SAREX-18 was conducted in the Bay of Bengal off Chennai on 17 January between Indian and Japan Coast Guard. A total of nine ICG Ships besides eight aircraft participated in the exercise. Other stakeholders like the Indian Navy, …

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VOC Port Signs Concession Agreement for Construction of Shallow Draught Berth

Tuticorin: Port Wings News Network: V.O.Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin, on 17 January 2018  signed the concession Agreement for construction of Shallow Draught Berth for handling Construction Materials through PPP mode. According to a media statement, the concession agreement was signed by Mr I. Jeyakumar,IRTS., Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust on behalf …

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Chevron Shipping Awards Global oil and LNG Contract to GAC 

    Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Chevron Shipping Company (CSC) has further cemented its long-standing relationship with the GAC Group by awarding it a global three-year ship agency contract for both crude and LNG vessels. The new agreement secures GAC’s status as Chevron’s exclusive global agent in a partnership …

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Korean Register Starts To Provide Statutory Services to Portugal

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Korean Register, an IACS member classification society, has been granted authorization by the Portugal Maritime Authority (DGRM) to deliver statutory services on behalf of the Portugal flag state. KR’s surveyors will now be carrying out vessel surveys and issuing certificates in accordance with international conventions. …

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Mansukh Mandavia Inspects Kolkata Port Trust, IWAI Jetty

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mr Mansukh Mandaviya inspected the facilities and ongoing projects at Kolkata Port Trust and GR Jetty of Inland Waterways Authority of India on 11 January. He is on a two-day visit …

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