Ports

  • Steps for ease of doing business at Kochi port

    Among the several steps taken to improve the ease of doing business at the Kochi port by agencies like the Department of Customs, Cochin Port Trust (CPT), and the container terminal operator are the installation of a container scanner at the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam. The scanner is expected to be ready for commissioning by the end of this year.

  • China's Guangzhou port says coal imports...

    Guangzhou port, the largest coal transport hub in southern China, said on Thursday that coal imports were operating normally after typhoon weather had caused a backlog that left storage facilities temporarily unable to accept new cargoes.

  • US ports receive $100m in security grants

    The US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced the recipients of US$100m in port security grants, with port authorities, terminal operators and domestic law enforcement agencies among those earkmarked for funds.

  • Global Marine Group Select Blyth for Major New...

    The Global Marine Group (GMG), a market leader in offshore engineering services to the renewables, telecommunications and oil & gas industries, has announced that it has expanded its operations base in the United Kingdom to include the Port of Blyth.

  • Dubai Exports opens OTO in Hong Kong

    Dubai Exports has expanded its network with the opening of a new Overseas Trade Office (OTO) in Hong Kong. The new OTO is part of the Dubai Exports strategy to widen its global footprint and boost exports from Dubai and the #UAE in general by enabling local companies to reach out to promising markets and potential buyers overseas.

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Expansion and investments are expected to drive the UAE logistics sector growth

The UAE founders of have realised in early stage that the logistics sector is among the key sectors driving the UAE’s economic growth. That’s why massive development was initiated in ports and shipping infrastructure. This vision is paying off now according to the report released recently by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Business Monitor International.

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Storage charges making major ports less attractive to users

Ports typically discourage users from storing cargo for extended periods to avoid congestion and to boost capacity. Yet this is an area where the major ports, or those owned by the Central government, are losing out to their private rivals located nearby in attracting cargo.

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Indian ports pursue integrated container-tracking network

A key driver of productivity for larger container ports on India’s west coast, radio-frequency identification (RFID) company DMICDC Logistics Data Services (DLDS) is expanding its container tracking technology to smaller ports as the government works to smooth cargo flows and reduce costs through the supply chain.

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