CCTA seeks customers support to clear containers by paying charges in advance

The Coastal Container Transporters Association (CCTA) has sought the support of its customers to pay port and liner charges in advance before taking delivery of the containers “In-order to run smooth operation to deliver boxes to their customers, our member freight forwarders will have to pay these charges to concerned ports/shipping lines without which we.

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Sagarmala is passe; Government begins work on new maritime vision

The Shipping Ministry has started work on drafting a new blueprint for India’s maritime sector for the next decade after the coronavirus pandemic decimated  previously laid down assumptions and projections on trade that formed the basis for Sagarmala, the flagship maritime program of the Narendra Modi-led government. The government is close to hiring Boston Consulting Group.

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Transworld Group pledges support to COVID-19 relief measures

COVID-19, a global pandemic has registered millions of cases across the globe and are only on the rise. It is spiralling irrepressibly within many countries in the world and has disrupted the flow of life in many aspects. Effective humanitarian response to this global crisis is the need of the hour. Transworld Group continued its.

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Indian ship owners urge coastal container transporters to settle unpaid freight as coronavirus bites

The Indian shipping industry has urged the coastal container transporters to settle outstanding freight within the agreed credit period. “It will not be possible to provide any extended credit on such bills,” Anil Devli, CEO, Indian National Shipowners’ Association, wrote in a letter to Rahul Modi, President of Coastal Container Transporters Association (CCTA). Besides, the.

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Parcel trains to connect coastal route between Okha and Thiruvananthapuram

The Railways will operate parcel special service trains between Okha and Thiruvananthapuram connecting major centres along the West Coast, including Mangaluru and Udupi. A press release said here that this has been done to ensure supply of essential commodities during the lockdown period. It said the train no. 00933 Okha – Thiruvananthapuram Central Parcel Special.

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GMB ports outshine major ports in state

At a time when the maritime sector is facing an unprecedented crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Gujarat’s non-major ports have continued to outperform the major ports in terms of year-on-year growth. These non-major ports that are under the jurisdiction of Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) cumulatively handled 411.8 million tonnes (MT) of cargo during the.

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Two maritime academies this year, four more soon

Two maritime academies will be started in Kannur and Thalassery from this academic year and four more in other places soon, Kerala State Maritime Board chairman V.J. Mathew has said. Classes have begun in the existing academies in Kollam and Kodungalloor. New academies would come up in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kochi and Kasaragod. A maximum of.

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Chambers in talks for more overseas liners connecting Beypore Port

Responding to the demand of major importers in Kerala, the Federation of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) are likely to approach prominent multi-national cargo vessel operators to seek their support in improving the cargo movement through the Beypore Port. A national council member for.

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Beypore port awaits backing from major vessel operators

Even after the announcement of an operational incentive by the State government for promotion of cargo shipping through minor ports, cargo delivery at the Beypore port is yet to show an upward spiral. Major importers are of the view that the crisis in the sector can be resolved only with better cooperation from multi-national vessel.

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