Transshipment of cargo to N-E States through Chittagong to help coastal shipping

The proposed transshipment of goods to North-East India, particularly Tripura and Mizoram, through Chittagong port in Bangladesh, may help reduce the cost of sea movement of cargo between the two countries, according to a Kolkata port official. India and Bangladesh recently prepared ground for transshipment through Chittagong and Mongla port. According to port sources, a.

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PM Hasina for quick finalization of Bimstec Coastal Shipping Agreement

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday put emphasis on finalizing the Bimstec Coastal Shipping Agreement on urgent basis as the waterway connectivity is very important. She made the remarks during a meeting with Shahidul Islam, the secretary general of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec), at her office in the.

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Court stays Karwar port work under Sagarmala

The protest by fishermen against the project to extend the commercial Karwar port has received a shot in the arm with the Karnataka High Court ordering a stay on the second stage works, a part of Union Government’s ambitious Sagarmala project. The work was to be taken up on 17 hectares at Baithkol village in.

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Kongsberg to test autonomous short sea shipping

Konsgberg, a provider of next-generation technology for the maritime sector, will install and test autonomous technology on two short sea vessels after receiving a record-breaking funding grant from the EU. The first vessel in question is Eidsvaag Pionner, which is owned by the Eidsvaag shipping company and operates along the Norwegian coast and fjord regions..

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Coastal containers to chug via Vallarpadam rail link

The Vallarpadam rail link, constructed exclusively for transporting containers to and from the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) here, had never been utilised to its fullest ever since its commissioning in February 2011. However, things took a turn for the better for the 4.62km-long bridge on Wednesday with the launch of the train service of.

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GAIL ferries imported LNG in trucks over 1,700 km to fuel demand in east

In a first, state-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd is ferrying imported LNG in trucks from Gujarat coast to Bhubaneshwar in Odisha as part of a government push for a gas-based economy to reduce emission and carbon footprint. With gas pipelines yet to reach most parts of eastern India, GAIL has hired specialised cryogenic bullet.

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Sri Lankan FM assures signing of coastal shipping agreement soon

Sri Lankan foreign minister Dinesh Gunawardena has assured Bangladesh about signing a coastal shipping agreement (CSA) soon to cut transshipment costs and reduce travel time between the two countries. According to the initial plan, the agreement would be signed to expedite business between Chattogram port and Sri Lanka’s Colombo port. The Sri Lankan minister gave.

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No fees finalized as ports readied for Indian cargo transshipment

Indian cargo ships using Mongla, Chittagong ports likely to start end of January Bangladesh’s two seaports are all set for a trial run of Indian cargo ships’ movement, tentatively later this month, under a transshipment arrangement. But the two countries are yet to finalize the transit fees to be charged. Under the arrangement, the Indian.

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Stir against Karwar commercial port expansion turns violent

Hundreds of fishermen opposing the expansion of the commercial port here enforced a bandh on the town on Monday after a fierce clash with police who tried to rein them in. Three protesters jumped into the sea and they have since been admitted to a hospital. The government has been preparing the ground to build.

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