News & Events List


10

07/2018
India: Total Cargo Traffic Handled at Major Ports Increases by 107.52 MT in April- May 2016

The Ministry of Shipping has initiated many measures to improve the performance of ports which include mechanization of the terminals, improving the TAT (turn-around time), qui...

21

06/2018
Digitalization expected to transform the global shipping industry

The recently concluded Maritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum in Ningbo City saw shipping industry experts from around the world discuss new ways to boost the ...

17

05/2018
Shipping freight market revives: Indian companies are yet to see the change

The shipping freight market is turning the corner, and the worst seems behind it. The freight market is here to stay firm, at least for some time, say analysts. From next year,...

08

05/2018
India April Iran oil imports up 49 pct from a year ago -tanker data

India’s oil imports from Iran rose 48.8 percent in April from a year ago as refiners bought more crude after the lifting of sanctions against the OPEC producer, although ...

18

04/2018
India pitches for soybean exports to China amid US trade spat

Sharply criticising protectionist policies of western countries, India offered to export soybean and sugar to China amid the tariff spat between Beijing and Washington and soug...

09

04/2018
Kolkata Port to revive ship repairing facilities with Cochin Shipyard deal

After signing a profit-sharing agreement with Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) - India's largest shipbuilding and maintenance company - Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) is set to revive ...

24

03/2018
India: Tepid coal traffic to hit volume growth at ports till 2022

Cargo growth at the country’s major ports is all set to moderate to 3-5 per cent per annum over the next five years due to the “sedate pace” being logged in b...

10

03/2018
Cheaper US crude loading logistics likely to lure more Asian buyers

Apart from competitive spot price indications, lower cost of oil transportation from the US Gulf Coast to the Far East could provide Asian refiners with more reason to shop for...

03

03/2018
Singapore’s PSA inducts strategic partners in Indian terminal assets

Singapore-based global port operator PSA International Pte Ltd has inducted financial interest parties as strategic partners in some of the container terminals it runs in India...

24

02/2018
To boost trade, Dhaka seeks access to Kolkata port

Bangladesh has sought access to the Kolkata port to carry out export-import activities, according to sources. The access may help Bangladesh attract Indian investments in desig...

17

02/2018
Kolkata port, Hooghly Oil & Gas tie up for liquid cargo terminal at Haldia

The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) on Thursday signed a concession agreement with Hooghly Oil & Gas Terminal Pvt Ltd for setting up a liquid cargo handling terminal at Shalukhal...

10

02/2018
Govt moves to set up agency for ‘affordable’ redress of disputes in major ports

Firms running cargo terminals at major port trusts have balked at the Centre’s decision to set up an “affordable” dispute redress mechanism as part of the new...

03

02/2018
Logistics sector to benefit from National Logistics Portal

The government's plan to develop a National Logistics Portal as a single online window to link all stakeholders will significantly help the logistics industry by ...

24

01/2018
NIIF and DP World tie up for investments in ports, logistics

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund on Monday announced its first investment project since its announcement in the Union Budget 2015-16. “NIIF has partne...

03

01/2018
Women no more at sea in the shipping industry

Sangeeta Sharma, a Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) veteran of 32 years, has been picked by the government headhunter Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), to run the S...

21

12/2017
Container volumes at Indian ports records 10 percent growth in Q2 FY18

December 7, 2017: India’s global containerized import-export recorded its highest growth in the past year, at a strong 10 percent in Q3 of 2017. As per a report by M...

22

11/2017
Alphaliner ups 2017 container volume growth forecast to 6.4%

Global container port volumes grew at 7.7% in the third quarter, higher than expected, according to a survey by analyst Alphaliner. Alphaliner surveyed 75% of t...

15

11/2017
Onion export jumps 56% in Apr-July, but India now importing

India's onion export rose by 56 per cent to 12.29 lakh tonnes in April-July this year, but the country has now gone in for import of the kitchen staple as retail prices hav...

06

11/2017
India ponders pulse import limits

India is contemplating import duties on peas and lentils, says a commodity markets specialist.   In an article he wrote for the Hindu Business Line, G. Chandrashekhar ...

25

10/2017
Exporters can soon claim refund for GST paid in Aug, Sept: GSTN CEO

Exporters can soon start claiming refunds for GST paid in August and September as GSTN will this week launch an online application for processing of refund, its Chief Executive...

11

10/2017
GST benefits will have positive impact on exporters, SMEs

The GST relief given to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and exporters will have a positive impact, industry body SMERA said on Monday.   The GST Council on F...

22

08/2017
No plans for duty-free sugar imports: Paswan

The country has sufficient stock of sugar available and there are no plans to allow further imports of the sweetener at zero duty, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today. ...

04

08/2017
Branding Strategy for Export Oriented Indian Products

Indias Foreign Trade Policy Statement released in 2015emphasises the need of a branding strategy. The India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) established by the Department of Com...

24

07/2017
Despite record production, Indian wheat imports to continue

India is expected to import up to 4 million tonnes of wheat this fiscal year, despite a bumper harvest, due to the cheaper availability of the commodity in the international ma...

10

07/2017
iiiEM celebrating 10 Years of Achievement

Ten years ago, the launch of iiiEM (International Institute of Import & Export Management) created a new type of export import training center – one that brought toge...

05

07/2017
FSSAI issues directive considering yeast approved ingredient in bakery

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a directive regarding the usage of yeast in the baking industry. According to it, yeast is now considered a...

26

06/2017
Sushma Swaraj bats for RCEP conclusion to boost trade with ASEAN

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Thursday said that bilateral trade between India-ASEAN has picked up after two years of slow growth even as she batted for con...

19

06/2017
India's exports rise by 8 pc in May'17

India's exports rose by 8.32 percent during May 2017, official data showed on Thursday.   Exports grew by 8.32 percent to $24.01 billion from $22.17 billion worth ...

31

05/2017
Huge potential for MSMEs in e-commerce exports, requires changes in MEIS

The huge potential of e-commerce towards retail exports from India will only be feasible through modifications in the current Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) polic...

19

05/2017
MoFPI considering creating authority to oversee food processing operations

The ministry of food processing industries (MoFPI) is actively considering the creation of an apex body to oversee the food processing and allied sector activities. Harsimrat K...

19

04/2017
India completes 10 years of mango exports to Japan

The country will be almost completing a decade of export of the famed Alphonso mangoes to Japan this season, top officials of the Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board ...

18

03/2017
Excellence Awards to North Gujarats Leading Start Up Exporters by iiiEM

INDIA’S OPPORTUNITY IN GENERAL India is recognized and accepted as one of the fastest growing Economy in the World. India has lot many opportunities and possibilit...

23

11/2016
Shipping Ministry highlights MoUs signed with Foreign countries for development of Indian Ports

The Government has entered into Memorandum of Understanding or Agreements with many foreign countries during the last two years for the development of ports and manufacture of ...

15

11/2016
Shipping sector attracts $ 636 million under Make in India

Government received investments worth $ 636.17 million (about Rs 4,272 crore) in the shipping sector under the 'Make in India' initiative.  "An amount of...

26

10/2016
How Liner Shipping Works. From There to Here in a Container

An athletic store is running low on the season’s hot new T Shirt which are manufactured in Ahmadabad, Gujarat. The store places an order for 5000 pieces. The manufacturi...

19

09/2016
Newsletter September 2016

                                           

16

09/2016
Seminar on Shipping and Logistics Management

Seminar on Shipping and Logistics Management Topics Covered: Concept of Logistics and Supply Chain Inventory and Stock Control Ware Housing Shippi...