India

India

18 Dec 2014
Capacity at a container terminal at Viskhapatnam Port, a major state-owned cargo hub on India’s southeastern coast, is set to double to 1 million TEUs annually after a consortium signed a Rs. 633.11 crore (US $102 million) construction contract.
05 Dec 2014
Officials celebrated the start of operations at Mumbai port’s new $300 million offshore container terminal with the arrival last week of the Hoegh Delhi, a roll-on, roll-off vessel.
05 Dec 2014
Maersk Line is enhancing its Chennai Express Express, adding a fortnightly call at India’s Kattupalli International Container Terminal.
04 Dec 2014
India’s fast growing e-commerce market is facing some formidable challenges, with nation-wide distribution among the key issues logistics services providers must overcome.
02 Dec 2014
Indian shippers, already hit hard by port congestion and ocean carrier surcharges, face steeper haulage charges to move their containerized goods via rail.
01 Dec 2014
Indian transport officials hope injecting Rs 1,755 crore (US $276.7 million) into a rail project and multi-purpose cargo terminal on the country’s east coast will help kick-start efforts to make cargo movements more efficient and reliable.
01 Dec 2014
Hanjin Shipping has opened third-party representative offices at nine hinterland locations in India to cater to the fast rising export demand from the subcontinent region.
01 Dec 2014
Concern that an equipment upgrade program announced by India’s largest container handler, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, is not proceeding on schedule has prompted local ship agents to seek another intervention with the port administration.
26 Nov 2014
Indian shippers already facing a wave of surcharges tied to landside congestion at major ports received another blow earlier this week when the federal government issued a decree allowing Indian Railways to charge a “port congestion surcharge” for cargo moving to inland distribution points.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Nov. 21
21 Nov 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
21 Nov 2014
United Arab Shipping Co. plans to join the EPIC Service between the Indian subcontinent and North Europe operated until now independently by CMA CGM.