Port trusts-run hospitals gear up to treat coronavirus patients

Hospitals run by the 11 port trusts owned by the Central government, some located in top cities such as Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, are geared up to treat coronavirus patients. All the 11 port trusts have hospitals attached to them — in Mumbai, Kandla, Paradip, Chennai, Kochi, Mangaluru, Visakhapatnam, Kolkata, Goa and Thoothukudi — primarily.

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Qatar ports post robust expansion in cargo, container volumes in March

Qatar’s three ports – Hamad, Doha and Al Ruwais – witnessed robust expansion in cargo and container handling volumes in March this year despite the challenges on account of the pandemic Covid-19. The general cargo handling registered a 34.57% increase year-on-year to 131,472 tonnes in March 2020. It saw a stupendous 53.02% surge month-on-month, according.

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China’s ports brace for second hit as virus spread wipes out exports

China’s ports and shipping firms are bracing for a second wave of supply chain disruptions that may be deeper and more prolonged than during the country’s coronavirus lockdown as the global spread of the virus chokes off international demand. With Beijing reporting only sporadic domestic transmission of the coronavirus since March, workers have been allowed.

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ONGC offers naphtha from Hazira after long break

Oil and Natural Gas Corp has offered a naphtha cargo from Hazira, a document seen by Reuters shows, the first such offer since 2018 based on Reuters data. The offer was for 30,000 tonnes from Hazira scheduled for April 12-13 loading through a tender closing on April 3. ONGC had stopped exporting naphtha from Hazira.

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Kolkata Port handles 63 MT despite Covid-19 slowdown

Despite the Covid-19 scare across the country and the subsequent lockdown, the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust (SPMPT) earlier known as Kolkata Port Trust continued to handle essential cargo at the ports of Kolkata, Haldia and Budge Budge after taking necessary precautions. Till March 31, SPMPT handled nearly 63 MT of cargo. This could have.

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VOCPT container volumes rise 8.2% in FY20 to 804,584 TEUs

Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal Pvt Ltd (DBGT) posted a 40 per cent growth in volumes in FY20, helping the Central government-owned VO Chidambaranar Port Trust (VOCPT), located in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district, handle 804,584 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) during the fiscal year that ended March 31. In FY19, VOCPT had handled 738,386 TEUs. Of the.

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Container volumes at Jawahar Nehru Port dip to 5.03 million TEUs in FY20

Containers handled at state-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) dipped to 5.03 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in FY20, from 5.133 million TEUs a year earlier, demonstrating that India’s biggest container gateway was hit by a combination of global and local slowdown that was further aggravated by the impact of coronavirus. “The drop in volumes.

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Oman operates 200 direct weekly services across more than 40 countries

The Middle East’s comprehensive logistics provider, ASYAD, has announced that Oman runs 200 weekly maritime services to 86 commercial ports across more than 40 countries. Supported by enhanced technological capabilities, world-class clearance procedures and strong safety measures, the services enable the direct import and export of a variety of goods, commodities, vegetables, fruits and meat.

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JNPT handles 5 mn TEUs for second year in a row

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s busiest container port, handled five million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in FY20, overcoming a tough fiscal year that was marked by sluggish economic growth for most of the months and exacerbated lately by the outbreak of the coronavirus. JNPT, located near Mumbai, has crossed the 5 million TEU handling.

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VPT agrees to waive penal charges for port users

The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) has agreed to waive off penal charges for underperformance by the cargo handling agents and other users during the lockdown. VPT Deputy Chairman P. L. Haranadh told on Tuesday that they would consider failure of contractual obligations by the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) operators on a case-to-case basis as per the.

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