Productivity and capacity improvements via the government's Sagar Mala investments are beginning to produce results.
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03 Oct 2016
India’s Directorate General of Shipping has extended its grace period for shippers to be fully compliant with the Safety of Life at Sea verified gross mass mandate.
12 Sep 2016
India is rolling out more trade-facilitating measures to speed up cargo flows and ease congestion at major ports.
08 Sep 2016
India’s major state-owned ports booked healthy growth in container volumes in August.
07 Sep 2016
Shippers using the DP World terminal at Cochin forced the terminal to abandon its efforts to charge them for SOLAS verified gross mass, or VGM, compliance.
02 Sep 2016
The immediate impact of a 24-hour nationwide strike underway Friday in India reportedly has been less severe than previously feared on the nation’s transport systems.
31 Aug 2016
Indian trade unions are going ahead with a strike planned for Friday despite government concessions.
10 Aug 2016
Traffic at major, or public, Indian ports rose in the first four months of the fiscal year, but growth could have been higher.
14 Jul 2016
Traffic at India's Port of Cochin surged in the first half.
01 Jul 2016
It was “business as usual” at container terminals in India's major port complexes on Friday.
29 Jun 2016
Truck turn times at Cochin Port should improve greatly because of a new technological initiative rolled out by the port authority.
13 Jun 2016
Indian lawmakers have unveiled draft legislation aimed at transforming major public port trusts.
08 Jun 2016
Container volumes at India’s major public ports are growing steadily after a sluggish performance last fiscal year.
26 May 2016
After recording sluggish growth last fiscal year amid a weaker global economy, India’s major public ports got off to a healthy and promising start in fiscal 2016 and 2017.
25 May 2016
The government of India is looking to automate gate transactions at the country's major ports.
16 May 2016
India is accelerating its drive for private investment in its ports and maritime sectors.
05 May 2016
International Container Transshipment Terminal, or Vallarpadam, did not make much headway in getting major mainline calls in the first three years of its operations at India's Port of Cochin but is now on a path to rapid growth.
05 Apr 2016
India’s major ports controlled by the union government recorded a 3 percent year-over-year increase in container throughput in fiscal year 2015-16, which ended March 31, according to the newest provisional port statistics collected by JOC.com.
15 Mar 2016
Truckers at DP World-operated International Container Transshipment Terminal, or Vallarpadam, called off a six-day strike that ground inland freight movements to a near-standstill and forced shippers to divert some cargo away from Cochin, India’s southeastern major public harbor.
14 Mar 2016
A strike by truckers at DP World-operated International Container Transshipment Terminal, or Vallarpadam, in India’s Port of Cochin entered its fifth day on Monday, forcing shippers to reroute some cargo via nearby ports, mostly Tuticorin.
10 Mar 2016
The majority of workers involved in drayage operations at International Container Transshipment Terminal, or Vallarpadam, in India’s Cochin Port walked off the job Thursday morning, disrupting freight movements to and from the DP World facility, local shipping sources told JOC.com.
07 Mar 2016
India’s state-owned major ports booked a 2.6 percent increase in container volumes in the first 11 fiscal months compared with the same period the prior fiscal year, the newest provisional port figures collected by JOC.com show.
23 Feb 2016
Despite the downturn in global trade, DP World-operated International Container Transshipment Terminal, or Vallarpadam, at India’s Port of Cochin remains well on track to complete a record-setting fiscal 2015-16, which ends March 31, according to the newest port figures collected by JOC.com.
18 Feb 2016
India will issue tenders in March for a consulting study on the development of a new transshipment port at Colachel on the Malabar coast on the southernmost tip of the subcontinent.
12 Feb 2016
DP World on Friday unveiled a plan to invest $1 billion in India over the next few years, as the Dubai-headquartered terminal operator looks to tap into potential growth opportunities in the emerging Asian economy.
09 Feb 2016
Container throughput at India’s major public ports was up 2.21 percent year-over-year in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2015-16, but the growth would have been slightly higher if the largest container handler, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, hadn’t faced slowdowns due to prolonged industrial unrest at the DP World facility in the harbor last month.
26 Jan 2016
International Container Transshipment Terminal, or Vallarpadam Terminal, at the Port of Cochin riding high since the addition of the intra-Asia Galex service last year, has upgraded its connectivity with a new, weekly intra-India feeder service.
21 Jan 2016
International Container Transshipment Terminal, or Vallarpadam, at India’s Port of Cochin expanded its intermodal freight access earlier this week when state-owned Container Corp. of India introduced a weekly train service connecting the DP World facility with Coimbatore, a major southern India inland point.
08 Jan 2016
Container throughput at India’s major, state-owned ports showed a modest increase in the first three fiscal quarters from a year earlier as sluggish global demand continues to weigh heavily on the country’s foreign trade.
31 Dec 2015
DP World said its International Container Transshipment Terminal, or Vallarpadam Terminal, at India’s Port of Cochin has had a “remarkable” year of growth, with significant volume and productivity gains amid tight market conditions.
30 Dec 2015
The awarding of a public-private-partnership contract to DP World for the construction and operation of International Container Transshipment Terminal, also known as Vallarpadam Terminal, at India’s Port of Cochin has come under fire from the country’s public spending watchdog.
20 Nov 2015
The Galex service, an intra-Asia loop operated jointly by Emirates Shipping Line, Hanjin Shipping, Korea Marine Transport Co. and Regional Container Lines, is adding a second call at Cochin, India, on its eastbound rotation.
03 Nov 2015
DP World said its Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal at India’s Cochin Port is on a steady “growth path” on the back of operational efficiency and connectivity upgrades.
07 Oct 2015
The volume handled at India’s major public ports grew a meager 2 percent in the first fiscal half amid sluggish global trade demand and growing service bottlenecks at some of the country’s main container gateways, particularly Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
11 Sep 2015
DP World-operated Vallarpadam International Container Terminal at India’s Port of Cochin received long-awaited regulatory approval to reduce the number of free days allotted to laden import containers in an effort to ease congestion and improve terminal productivity.