Category Archives: Local News

India: JN Port loads record container volumes in 2014-15

State-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s busiest container gateway, loaded a record 4.46 million standard containers in the year ended 31 March. The port located near Mumbai handled 4.16 million standard containers last year. J.N. Port has three container loading … Continue reading

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Meet In India- “India Dry Bulk Cargo Summit 2015″

The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce “India Dry Bulk Cargo Summit 2015″ A One Day Conference on 5th June 2015 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (East), Mumbai. Industry professionals from different parts of the world are participating in this conference, making the … Continue reading

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India: Dredging Corp. eyes inland waterways, foreign markets

State-owned Dredging Corporation of India Ltd is seeking to diversify from its core dredging activity and become a nodal agency for execution of integrated port infrastructure projects that include construction of berths and marine structures, chairman and managing director Rajesh … Continue reading

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India skips Iran oil imports in March under U.S. Pressure

India halted oil imports from Iran for the first time in at least a decade in March as New Delhi responded to U.S. pressure to keep its shipments from Tehran within sanction limits during the last month of negotiations on … Continue reading

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Shipbuilding Potential Must be Used Under ‘Make in India': PM Narendra Modi

India has great potential in the area of shipbuilding, and this must be pursued as part of the ’Make in India’ initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. He made the remarks when a delegation from the maritime sector, led … Continue reading

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India: Govt moves to give guaranteed business to local ship owners

The government has scrapped a key restrictive tender policy requirement to ensure guaranteed business to local shipowners, in a bid to strengthen and promote the Indian shipping industry. In a public tender, an Indian ship has the so-called right of … Continue reading

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India: Shipbuilding subsidy plan back in reckoning

The shipping ministry has flagged off a plan to extend a shipbuilding subsidy/assistance of 20% of the ship price to local yards and grant infrastructure status to the industry as it looks to provide stimulus to a sector that took … Continue reading

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“Meet In India- Meet The World”

The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce “India Dry Bulk Cargo Summit 2015″ A One Day Conference on 5th June 2015 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (East), Mumbai. Industry professionals from different parts of the world are participating in this conference, making the … Continue reading

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India: JNPT to Kick-start Use of Dollar Denominated Income

Income of major ports is $400m; shipping ministry wants to raise funds four to five times the available money JNPT, India’s largest container port, is all set to pilot a new infrastructure financing strategy of leveraging dollar denominated income to … Continue reading

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Indian Demand For Energy Is Good News For Coal Miners

India appears set to achieve its decades-long goal of overtaking China as the Asian giant with the fastest growing economy and if that achievement can be sustained it could be the spark which re-ignites the fading Australian coal mining industry. … Continue reading

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“India Dry Bulk Cargo Summit 2015″- Receiving Global Participation

The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce “India Dry Bulk Cargo Summit 2015″ A One Day Conference on 5th June 2015 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (East), Mumbai. Industry professionals from different parts of the world are participating in this conference, making the … Continue reading

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India: Cabinet Decisions for Shipping Sector Revolutionary, says Nitin Gadkari

Minister of Shipping and Road Transport & Highway, Shri Nitin Gadkari has described the decisions taken by the Cabinet on March 25, 2015 regarding shipping sector as ‘revolutionary and historical’. While briefing the media persons on these decisions here today … Continue reading

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APM Terminals Mumbai Welcomes China Shipping

APM Terminals Mumbai welcomed China Shipping Container Line’s HS Paris on March 20th, on her maiden call as part of the Middle East-Indian Subcontinent-North America (MINA) Service, jointly operated by the United Arab Shipping Company, Hanjin Shipping, CMA CGM and … Continue reading

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India to boost LNG imports to raise power generation

The Indian government said it will boost imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to improve electricity generation and revive plants worth billions of dollars to fuel economic expansion. India’s plan to import LNG will boost power supply by 79 billion … Continue reading

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India’s Coal imports to rise to 200Mt this fiscal

As the government is working on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise to provide power for all, India’s coal imports may touch a record 200 million tonnes in the current fiscal. This signals a 19 per cent rise in imports, media … Continue reading

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India: Centre to re-bid 10 private cargo-handling terminals

The shipping ministry has rejected demands by 10 private cargo handlers operating under tariff rules framed in 2005 to migrate to a new regime that took effect in July 2013. Applying the 2013 tariff rules to the older cargo handlers … Continue reading

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“Meet In India- Building Strategies For Better Future”

An opportunity to listen and meet the stalwarts of the industry from different parts of the world: Dry Bulk cargoes such as Coal, Iron Ore, Fertilizers etc. play a very crucial role in a country’s economic development and shipping industry … Continue reading

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India’s Feb crude imports fall 16.4% on year to 3.58 mil b/d: shipping data

India’s crude oil imports in February fell 16.4% year on year to 13.69 million mt, or an average 3.58 million b/d, according to shipping data obtained by Platts. Imports in February were down 21% from January. Saudi Arabia was India’s … Continue reading

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What is the future outlook for shore-based employment?

Indian Register of Shipping organised half day expert panel discussion on ‘Maritime Professional Development In India: Beyond Mandatory Courses’ and rightly so because India is one of the world’s major pools of sea-faring as well as shore-based maritime talent. Shri … Continue reading

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Scorpio Shipping Agencies To Be Bronze Sponsor of “India Dry Bulk Cargo Summit 2015″

The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce “India Dry Bulk Cargo Summit 2015″ A One Day Conference on 5th June 2015 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (East), Mumbai. Speakers from Europe, Middle East and Far East region have already confirmed their participation.  … Continue reading

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IR Class Launches High Level Advisory Committee in UAE, Aims to deepen relationships with UAE marine fraternity

IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping), a leading classification society and IACS member, has set up a senior level advisory committee in the United Arab Emirates in an effort to increase activity and foster business links in the region. The committee … Continue reading

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“Meet In India- Meet The World”

An opportunity to listen and meet the stalwarts of the industry from different parts of the world: Dry Bulk cargoes such as Coal, Iron Ore, Fertilizers etc. play a very crucial role in a country’s economic development. The Shipping Tribune is … Continue reading

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India’s Feb fuel demand jumps highest since Jan 2013

India’s annual local oil product sales rose 9.3 percent in February, the highest growth since January 2013, driven by robust demand for gasoline and gasoil, government data showed. Local oil product sales, a proxy for oil demand in the world’s … Continue reading

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India: Shipbuilding sector demands infra status, financial help

The government has received several critical suggestions from different stakeholders to promote the local shipbuilding industry which includes grant of infrastructure status, financial assistance and tax sops, Parliament was informed today. “Shipbuilding industry being globalised in nature, the present global … Continue reading

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