In order to promote international trade with the neighbouring countries, the Centre has proposed to initiate a multi-modal logistics park at Jogighopa, Assam.
The Union Ministry of Shipping has issued an order to facilitate trade using inland waterways and mercantile marine activity along coasts. The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) has issued an order declaring waters inward of the baseline, as per the notification under Maritime Zone Act, as 'Inland Waters'.
Effective September 1, state-run Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) raised container freight rates on different trade routes including the Europe, Mediterranean, Black Sea and Red Sea. SCI hiked rates considering rise in the fuel costs, insurance premiums and port handling charges. It may be noted that the company, which is suffering operational loss
Government must gradually reduce iron ore exports to ensure that adequate quantity of this mineral is available for domestic requirement, a Parliamentary standing committee said. In its report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal and Steel suggested raising the export duty on iron ore beyond the existing 30 per cent. The report was table
India may get an alternative sea route to Southeast Asia once the Dawei deep sea port in Myanmar, which is being developed jointly by Myanmar and Thailand, is completed. The $8-billion project would reduce dependency on the congested Strait of Malacca and cut transport time for India
Unconfirmed reports indicate that India imported 185,113 tonne of iron ore during April-June 3013 and this is 78 per cent lower than 826,372 tonne imported in the year-ago period. By the end of August, the government would officially release data on iron ore import, reports indicate.India was once the third-largest exporter of iron ore in the world, exporting about 98 million tonne, or 47 per cent
Over the last three months, India has been importing more crude oil from Nigeria than the United States, Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria Mahesh Sachdev informed. During a courtesy visit to the Governor of Niger state in northern Nigeria, he said India will continue to cooperate with Nigeria to improve its economy and it will also assist the country in capacity building of workers in both the publi
The 12 major ports in the country witnessed 43.96 percent rise in the handling of thermal coal cargo at 19 million tonne (mn t) during Apr-Jun 2013 from the year-ago period. This include mostly the import of thermal coal for power plants in the country. At a time when growth in the general cargo volume is stagnant across all major ports, the rise in the import of coal by domestic power producers may provide relief for these ports, reports
Shipping companies worldwide are suffering from overcapacity or excess fleets and this depressed freight rates in the sector, reports indicate. At the end of 2012, worldwide fleet of bulk carriers rose to 679 from 393 in 2007. Further, this is expected to see growth of 10 per cent and 5 per cent in the next two years, respectively, before it tapers to 2 per cent in 2015, reports indicate
Petronet LNG is said to be considering the proposal to renegotiate the Sale Purchase Agreement for natural gas it decided to source from Gorgon in Australia. GAIL India recently suggested Petronet to renegotiate the contract the latter entered into in August 2009 with Australia on grounds that the scenario changed worldwide since then