Vallarpadam in Cochin run by DubaiÂ´s DP World Ltd is slated to have a companion in Vizhinjam near Thiruvananthapuram as the new transshipment facility.
Dredging Corporation of IndiaÂ´s (DCI) proposal to deploy its fleet in Dubai has not evoked much interest within the Union Shipping Ministry. The DCI has been advised to concentrate on dredging within India before venturing into foreign countries.
Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) plans to expand the FTZ by attracting more companies from the Far East and Southeast Asia. Peter Fort, Chief Executive Officer, RAK FTZ talking to Janaki Krishnamoorthi, elaborates on the FTZ's unique features, advantages and future plans.
In Tamil Nadu, Madurai airport will get international connectivity to Singapore and Dubai, which will possibly materialise by next year and the Union Civil Aviation Ministry is working on the same. This was announced by Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, KC Venugopal at the inauguration of the Virudhunagar - Manamadurai BG section at Aruppukottai on July 14.
AK Rakesh, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive of Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) informed that the organisation would develop a maritime cluster on the lines of such centres in Singapore and Dubai. The regulator for all non-major ports and shipping activities in the state also plans to develop two port cities. The maritime cluster approach, an important component of government policy in the US, the UK, Sing
Andhra Pradeshâ€™s major port city, Visakhapatnam would have a full-fledged international air cargo terminal by April 2013. Vizag is now directly connected to Dubai, and by October, it is likely to have air connectivity with Singapore as well.