India

India

30 Jul 2020
Cargo handlers using India’s minor ports enjoy significant competitive advantages over major landlord ports, including unregulated tariffs, fewer government controls, and relatively modern infrastructure.
20 May 2020
Amid COVID-19 fears and lockdown-driven economic difficulties, domestic migrant workers employed at key Indian port locations have been heading back to their home provinces, severely hampering maritime trade.
08 May 2020
Extending penalty waivers is expected to put an end to disputes over Indian import containers that BCOs failed to collect in a timely manner because of what they say are reasons beyond their control amid the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
21 Apr 2020
The trade group that represents foreign carriers in India says the latest inventory numbers at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust suggest a supply chain bottleneck of alarming proportions is beginning to take shape.
13 Apr 2020
Under Indian government directives, terminal stakeholders have stepped up gate activity in recent days in order to avert widespread congestion developing.
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.