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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Karnataka News

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APM Terminals Pushes Solar Energy in India

South Asia's APM Terminals Inland Services, operator of port and integrated inland service networks, is helping set up solar power plants in deep pockets of India.The global terminal network company is providing tailor-made logistics solutions to help overcome transport, technical and procedural challenges.The company is now offering a new end-to-end solution for major solar projects, which includes receiving cargo at the sea-port, facilitating customs inspection and clearance…

Krishnapatnam is a port town in Muthukur Mandal of Nellore District, the southernmost coastal district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Photo Krishnapatnam Port Photo

Krishnapatnam Port Container Throughput Rises

Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited (KPCL), the largest deepwater port on the east coast of India, announced that it has handled 45 Million Metric Ton (MMT) of cargo in 2017-18 (FY18) thus, achieving a 25 percent growth over 36.10 MMT handled in the previous fiscal. The company witnessed a record 88 percent rise in the number of containers it handled at 4,81,408 TEUs vis-à-vis 2,55,439 TEUs during the last fiscal. Total bulk cargo handled by the port stood at 37 MMT. Coal, Iron ore and Granite dominated the cargo portfolio handled at Krishnapatnam Port.

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Maersk Line Scale Up Innovative Smart Reefers in India

In the past one year, Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the Maersk Group has enabled movement of multiple consignments of complex cargo out of India successfully, said a press release. Due to its global presence and network, the exporter network of India has been able to successfully reach out to newer geographies. Commenting on the achievement, recently appointed Managing Director for Maersk Line (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives and Bhutan), Steve Felder said, ”In the past 18 months or so, we have expanded our horizon in various new commodity categories.

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Prolonged Dip in Coal Imports Could Hurt Port Players: ICRA

The volume growth at major ports was low at 3 percent during the first five months of current fiscal, FY2018 as coal volumes recorded 12 percent decline during the period, even as iron ore volumes grew 29 percent. According to K. Ravichandran, Senior Vice-President and Group Head, Corporate Ratings, ICRA, “The continuing decline in coal volumes, at a more rapid rate, as compared to the previous periods, is a concern over the long term for the port sector since many ports and terminals have significant dependence on coal imports.

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HMM’s Direct Weekly ACS Service Flagged Off From Krishnapatnam Port

A direct weekly service of HMM’s (Hyundai Merchant Marine) ACS Service was flagged off, amid lot of fanfare, from Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal on the February 17, 2017. Inauguration of the maiden vessel call by “M.V. HYUNDAI PRESTIGE”, as part of ACS’s Service, has written a new chapter in the EXIM trade from East Coast of India. The KPCT team conducted a formal inaugural ceremony commemorating the maiden call with Mr. Y.D Park (MD, Hyundai Merchant Marine India) & Mr. Anil Yendluri (CEO, Krishnapatnam Port) launching the service from KPCT. Mr.

Gateway Distriparks realises that its Investors and Shareholders are just as important as its Customers and Employees.  Photo courtesy Gateway Distriparks

Gateway Distriparks CFS at Krishnapatnam Port starts Ops

Gateway Distriparks Ltd. (GDL) today informed that the construction of the first phase its Logistics Park & Container Freight Station (CFS) next to the Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal has been completed and after receiving all necessary statutory approvals from the Customs Department, the facility is ready to commence operations. GDL has invested Rs. 90 crore in the first phase to develop capacity as follows - 60,000 TEUs in bonded container yard and 50,000 sq. ft. of bonded warehousing, as well as 100,000 TEUs in domestic container yard and 100,000 sq. ft. of domestic warehousing.

GAC India Appoints Logistics GM for Chennai

GAC Shipping (India) Pvt Ltd has appointed C Krishnakumar as the General Manager, Logistics Services for its Chennai office to take care of the growing logistics demand in the South India market, with a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and automotive industries. Krishnakumar brings over 23 years of hands-on shipping and logistics experience to this role. Transformations in the Indian logistics sector have presented many opportunities to providers of transport and warehousing services. Mark Delaney, GAC Shipping India’s Managing Director says Krishnakumar’s coming aboard is timely.

Sagarmala: Revolutionizing Logistics Through Port Led Development

Sagarmala, the ambitious program for ‘Port-led development’ in the country is all set to change the logistics sector performance by optimizing India’s logistics modal mix. The flagship program by the Ministry of Shipping  will help in reducing the logistics cost for both domestic and EXIM cargo with optimized infrastructure investment. An overall cost savings of approximately $6 billion per annum by 2025 is estimated from the same. According to a study conducted under the Sagarmala programme…

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Gas Leak on INS Vikramaditya Kills 2 on Board

Two people, including a sailor, were killed and two others injured after inhaling toxic fumes on board India's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya at Karwar Naval base in Karnataka. The condition of two others injured was stable and constantly being monitored in the Naval Hospital, Karwar, said officials. "The incident of gas leakage took place yesterday evening while the ship was undergoing maintenance repairs in the sewage treatment plant compartment," said a statement issued by Indian navy.

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Indian Coast Guard Rescues Tanker

On receiving the distress call motor tanker  MV Infinity I around 20 nautical miles from Goa on Wednesday evening, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) salvaged the vessel, its cargo and rescued 14 crew by dispatching ships from Goa. MV Infinity I reported water ingress and continuous listing (nautical term for tilting) to starboard (right side of the ship). The vessel had reported that the list is increasing despite ship's de-watering efforts. Such emergencies can lead to the sinking of the ship.

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Krishnapatnam Port Inaugurates Maersk Salalah Service

Krishnapatnam Port inaugurated yesterday the maiden call of “M V Maersk Bentonville” as part of the direct weekly service from Krishpatnam to Salalah (Oman). The first voyage of Maersk Bentonville discharged 551 TEU’s and loaded 770 TEU’s of exports. The weekly service is expected to provide fastest and most competitive service to the exporters and importers of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Northern Tamil Nadu to the ports of US East Coast, Mediterranean, Europe and Africa. A formal inaugural ceremony was held to commemorate the maiden call in the presence of Mr.

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Maersk to Link Salalah to Krishnapatnam Port

Maersk Line India a unit of Danish conglomerate A P Moller Maersk Group, has launched a new service from Salalah, Oman to the Krishnapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh. The weekly service to be started from April 17 will connect customers in the areas of AP, Northern Tamil Nadu and Eastern Karnataka directly to Oman and nearby region. Krishnapatnam Port is a privately built and owned all weather, deep water port on the east coast of India, located in the Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh.

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Maersk Krishnapatnam Service from April 17th

Maersk starts its Krishnapatnam Service from April 17th and Kattupalli on April 19th, 2016. Both these calls are strategic and are aimed at supporting the growth of local businesses in the hinterland covering Andhra Pradesh, Northern Tamil Nadu and Eastern Karnataka. Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Franck Dedenis, Managing Director, Maersk Line (India and Bangladesh Cluster) said, “Our decision to call on these ports reiterates Maersk Line’s commitment in bringing value to our customers. Both these calls will enable us to be closer to our customers.

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Simatech Begins Coastal Shipping Service in India

Sima Marine, a subsidiary of Dubai-based Simatech Shipping, one of the largest container feeder servicing companies in the world operating 54 ships, has launched coastal container shipping services in India. The coastal container shipping service will operate from Kochi connecting Mangalore in Karnataka, Goa and Mundra in Gujarat. Simatech Shipping is one of the largest container feeder servicing companies in the world operating 54 ships with partners, including 15 of its own.

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India: New Opportunities Unveiled in Shipping Sector

The Ministry of Shipping has taken many proactive and progressive interventions in the areas of shipbuilding, port development, inland waterways and coastal shipping this year for the development of the maritime sector in the country. The key initiatives includes  Sagarmala Project, Special Purpose Vehicle to provide efficient last mile rail connectivity to Major Ports, Incentive for Shipbuilding and ship-repair Industry,  Jal Marg Vikas Project, Customs and Excise Duty Exempted…

Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group. Photo: Adani Group

Adani Mulls Necklace of Ports in India

The $10-billion Adani Group is stringing together a Sagar Mala or necklace of ports dotting India's coastline, said Karan Adani, reports ET. The group is keen to complete its own 'Sagarmala' (Necklace Ocean) dream by having presence in the three key states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, apart from setting up trans-shipment terminals in Southeast Asia and East Africa. “We are also keen to have trans-shipment terminals in Southeast Asia, especially in Myanmar and Bangladesh…

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India to Develop 78 Lighthouses as Tourism Centers

The Ministry of Shipping, along with the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL) has drawn up an ambitious programme to develop 78 lighthouses in the country as centres of tourism in the first phase under Public Private Partnership (PPP). The identified lighthouses are in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The land adjacent to these lighthouses may have hotels…

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Black & Veatch Gets IOC Contract

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (IOCL) has awarded KSS Petron India, a Black & Veatch led consortium, a contract for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal at Ennore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Black & Veatch will lead the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and commissioning work on a turnkey basis. The LNG plant is scheduled to be completed by 2018. The work entails designing and building a facility to regasify five million tonnes per annum of tanker borne LNG received at the terminal.

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India: Mormugao Port bets Big Projects

India government-owned Mormugao has lined up ambitious approx $500 million projects that include capacity augmentation schemes as part of its expansion plans. Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), the Centre-government owned major port at Goa has plans to award nine major projects for expansion, entailing an investment of Rs 3,141 crore, says Press Trust of India. According to MPT Chairman Cyril C George, these projects would be implemented as soon as the approval from Ministry (Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping) are awarded.

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