• Posted On Friday, June 15, 2012

    The new system adopted for container clearance at International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam has been the talk of the shipping industry for sometime now, as it is expected to boost the transhipment operations at Indias first transhipment terminal.....

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  • Posted On Friday, May 25, 2012

    Coal is an important component for the power industry and increasing demand for its supply has spurred a chain of actions to overhaul the dynamics surrounding coal transportation in the country. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, May 11, 2012

    With activities slowing down in the shipbuilding industry over the past few months, the Ministry of Shipping (MoS) is extending its entire support to the sector. Concerns have been spurred with Indias declining market share in global manufacturing, which is recorded at a paltry 0.01%. ....

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  • Posted On Saturday, April 28, 2012

    Activities in the logistics space in India is picking up rapidly, with the past few years having seen a meteoric rise in the demand for logistics services. Most enterprises are seen outsourcing their logistics operations to professional logistics services providers. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, April 13, 2012

    Indian ports are buckling under huge onslaught of cargo traffic, the volume of which has increased manifold in recent years. Looking at ways to deal with this, capacity expansion in the form of hub ports seems like an ideal solution. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, March 30, 2012

    With logistics acquiring increasing importance in the Indian market, Free Trade Warehousing Zones (FTWZs) are definitely on high agenda for most leading industry players. As India opens up to third-party logistics (3PL), its warehousing, FTWZ and other logistical needs are on the rise too. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, March 16, 2012

    Due to a volatile freight market, tariff at ports have been escalating rapidly in the past few years. When ShippingBiz360 asked its readers if they felt that the increasing port tariff will hurt users, a whopping majority of 100% replied in the affirmative.....

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  • Posted On Friday, February 24, 2012

    The plight of the shippers at the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) handing out wages to labourers has often been a subject of heated discussion. Most argue that it is weighing down on shippers at CPT, one of the most prestigious ports in the nation. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, February 10, 2012

    With the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) hitting an all-time low at below 650 points towards the end of last month, the global shipping fraternity has been dealt a blow. BDI is a measure of shipping costs of dry bulk goods and is a direct reflection of the global economic movements. Therefore, it is hard to alienate its effect on the freight market. ....

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  • Posted On Thursday, January 26, 2012

    In a ShippingBiz360 poll, respondents were asked if they felt that LNG was a segment that Indian shippers generally avoided. The view has been supported by as many as 93% of the respondents. Only a handful of 7% replied in the negative. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, January 13, 2012

    Shipping sector in India has not had much scope to spread its wings in the last year due to a highly volatile freight rate market. However, the scenario may improve this year. With container traffic touted to increase manifold on the back of increased trade activities, the Indian shipping sector has lots to look forward to. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, December 30, 2011

    Cruise shipping is one of the most dynamic and rapidly progressing segments of the leisure hospitality industry globally, growing at the rate of 12% per annum. The sector, which was not recognised much in India earlier, has picked up pace in recent times. But the segment is still in its infancy in India. Presently, Indian Shipping Line owns one luxury cruise liner. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, December 16, 2011

    With the establishment of the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam, Cochin Port Trust (CPT) had hoped to generate greater income by handling bulk. However, due to the low rate of clearing of imported cargo at the port, CPTs dream has remained dormant so far. ....

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