Editorial: A Surge in Freight Rates

Chennai, 7 July 2021: At the start of the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, expectations were that seaborne trade, including containerized trade, would experience a strong downturn. However, changes in consumption and shopping patterns triggered by the pandemic, including a surge in electronic commerce, as well as lockdown measures, …

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SEZ Policy Revamp Need Bold Measures: TPCI

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: Trade Promotion Council of India organised a webinar on SEZs – the key to boost India’s exports, which featured a SWOT analysis of India’s SEZ policy, the relevance of SEZs in the current context and also the role SEZs could play in making India …

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port Witnesses Upswing in Cargo Handling

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: With the easing of lockdown restrictions and pickup in the domestic economic activity, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), one of the premier container handling ports, recorded a throughput of 441,984 TEUs in June 2021 as compared to 289,292 TEUs in June 2020. A growth of …

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Guest Article: Shipping MRO Services and GST Change

By Naresh Sheth, Partner, NA Shah Associates INDIA has a 7,500 km long coastline. It is located along the Mediterranean trade route that constitutes of approximately 7-9 per cent of the global trade. Out of India’s total trade, approximately 70% by value and 95% by volume is handled by seaborne …

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Celebration of Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav at Mumbai Port Trust

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: On the occasion of “Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav”, the 75th year of Independence, Mumbai Port Trust has launched a slew of programmes to commemorate the occasion both online and off-line, such as Essay, singing, Drawing competition, General Knowledge Questions on Indian Independence etc. The programme …

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Editorial: ‘States’ Autonomy At Stake’

Chennai, 30 June 2021: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin recently wrote to nine chief ministers proposing that all the coastal states and Union territories oppose the new draft Indian Ports Bill, 2021. Stalin wrote to his counterparts in Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and …

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