India

India

31 Aug 2015
Negotiations spearheaded by Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his other cabinet colleagues to avert a threatened general strike on Wednesday collapsed at the weekend, setting the stage for a big battle between labor unions and government authorities.
13 Jul 2015
The government of India is considering changes to its cabotage law to temporarily allow foreign-owned and operated ships to move domestic cargo between ports on the country’s east coast in an effort to drive up the region’s container volumes and reduce congestion plaguing its west coast ports.
NSICT in Port of Mumbai
08 Jul 2015
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is stepping up its efforts to create a paperless system for all cargo-handling functions in an attempt to deal with growing delays at India’s largest container gateway.
07 Jul 2015
Container volumes via major public ports in India dipped about 1.5 percent in June year-over-year as a slump in the country’s global trade continued, according to the latest port statistics compiled by JOC.com.
06 Jul 2015
CMA CGM has reorganized the port rotation of its Europe-Pakistan-India Consortium, or EPIC, service by adding a direct call at Hazira, India, in an attempt to circumvent growing delays at the nearby public port of Nhava Sheva.
02 Jul 2015
India’s transportation infrastructure upgrade program got another push with the World Bank approving the release of $650 million, the third tranche of a long–term program to help build up New Delhi’s much-delayed, eastern, dedicated freight corridor project.
01 Jul 2015
State-owned rail operator Container Corporation of India has slashed its charges for the movement of empty containers between Chennai Port and Bangalore, providing some respite for shippers struggling with port delays and ocean carrier surcharges.
29 Jun 2015
Minor ports in India are aggressively eating into the market share of their government-owned big rivals, as shippers and ocean carriers frustrated with growing delays at some of the leading public port complexes, including Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, look for alternative port options, according to an analysis of port statistics obtained by JOC.com.
26 Jun 2015
Kattupalli International Container Terminal, an emerging alternative gateway on India’s southeastern coast, last week celebrated the first ship call of the SCI Middle East India Liner Express, or SMILE, an intra-regional service by state-owned carrier Shipping Corporation of India.
25 Jun 2015
In a significant infrastructure investment push, the government of India has approved new cost estimates for its long-planned eastern and western dedicated freight corridor projects, designed to upgrade intermodal connectivity between hinterlands and gateway ports in the country.
24 Jun 2015
Shreyas Shipping and Logistics on Wednesday said it signed an agreement to buy the Hub Gallardo, a container ship with a capacity of approximately 700 20-foot-equivalent units, the Indian short-sea ship operator’s second acquisition this month.