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More free time fails to accelerate Indian cargo clearance pace
30 Mar 2020
JNPT’s own terminal has suspended ground rent charges until March 31, while PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) is offering an additional three free days.
26 Mar 2020
JNPT, which handles the majority of Indian containerized freight, has been hit hard by severe truck driver scarcity and drayage capacity issues.
23 Mar 2020
A significant number of truck drivers serving India’s major public port have not been reporting to work in recent days because of fears over the coronavirus outbreak and related government restrictions.
19 Mar 2020
A reprimand from Indian officials comes after the Container Shipping Lines Association urged local appeals courts to challenge a customs ruling permitting shippers to pay terminal handling charges directly to terminal operators.
10 Mar 2020
Big capacity cuts fueled by coronavirus-related disruptions have resulted in large rate hikes on India trade lanes.
04 Mar 2020
Indian shipping sources expect import volumes to fall by double-digits in April due to the coronavirus, and the sector is scrambling to deal with the growing problems of equipment shortages and container dislocation.
03 Mar 2020
Carriers, unhappy with recent moves by the Indian government to regulate terminal handling charges, are turning to legal options to prevent the changes from taking hold.
28 Feb 2020
Mundra’s transshipment cargo movement in the post-cabotage reform year up to April 2019 soared 21 percent year over year, industry data collected by JOC.com shows.
28 Feb 2020
Indian shippers are being warned to expect higher costs as disruptions related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) start to permeate the country’s supply chain.
24 Feb 2020
Terminal operators at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) have agreed to lift additional charges for direct port delivery (DPD) cargo they had previously sought to impose.
21 Feb 2020
Following intervention by various industry groups amid the coronavirus outbreak in China, the Indian government has issued a directive to customs authorities to waive penalties typically levied for the late filing of import shipment data.