Six rescued, one missing after tug capsizes off Mumbai

Six rescued, one missing after tug capsizes off Mumbai
Six people were rescued after a tugboat capsized, about 12 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast, India, on Monday. One man is still unaccounted for. The ‘Revti’ and its 8 crew were sailing in Tarapur, Palghar, when the incident occurred.

In a post on social media, the Indian Coast Guard informed that it rescued six of the seven people in distress. After receiving an emergency call at 10:50am, the Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Amartya’ which was on patrol near the scene, was diverted to respond to the...

India’s Competition Commission: DP World tries to halt possible adverse probe findings

In a court filing, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said that a challenge by Dubai’s DP World of a probe into its alleged anti-competitive practices at a Mumbai port is an effort to halt or delay possible adverse findings against the firm. CCI namely told a Mumbai court that DP World’s local unit had “prematurely” rushed to court to stall or delay the probe.

Last year, the CCI ordered an investigation into suspected antitrust violations by DP World and Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk at...

India-China container trade on the increase and President Trump is not happy

India’s container trade growth has benefited from US-China tariffs, but now New Delhi is teetering on the brink of its own trade dispute with Washington.
According to Maersk’s latest India trade report, China’s decision to replace some US agricultural imports with Indian products helped the country to 6% container trade growth in the fourth-quarter of 2018.
“China inked a protocol with India in Q4 to import fish meal and fish oil from …

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Major Indian port increases its container traffic

The VO Chidambaranar (VOC) Port in Tuticorin has surpassed the previous financial year’s container volume of 6.97 lakh TEUs on Wednesday. Two days later the number of TEUs crossed 7.03 lakh with an increase of 6.46% over the corresponding period in 2017-2018.

Port authorities hope to climb in the third position in container handling among the 12 major ports in India.

GAC handles milestone LNG carrier call in India

GAC has handled the first tanker to berth at the newly constructed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Kamarajar Port, Ennore, near the Indian city of Chennai. The Marshall Islands-flagged LNG carrier, LNG Golar Snow, was carrying the first consignment of 78,037m³ of LNG to enable the commissioning of the terminal.

Agency operations were overseen by Captain Srinivasan Sethumadhavan, General Manager of Shipping Services at GAC’s Chennai Office, who is optimistic about the opportunities that...

More naval sector success for IRClass

Building further on its growing reputation in the naval shipping sector, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has won a key order to provide classification services for a series of eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes to be constructed for the Indian Navy. The order was awarded under a competitive bidding process in which other classification societies participated, after meeting stringent technical requirements.

The ships are to be constructed at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers,...

Continued vigilance urged despite Indian Ocean piracy risk downgrade

A round table group of international shipping associations, including BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO, as well as the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), which represents the global shipping and oil industry, have announced that the geographic boundaries of the High Risk Area (HRA) for piracy in the Indian Ocean have been reduced. As a result, new advice has been issued to operators of merchant vessels in the region.

The revised HRA...

ENOC and Indian Oil Corporation forge marine services partnership

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) is entering into a strategic alliance with Indian Oil Company (IOC), covering a number of different areas within the marine services sector. The agreement will enable ENOC to expand its presence to over 180 ports in 28 countries and to provide its customers with high-end marine lubricants and technical services.

His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group Chief Executive at ENOC, said: “The marine oil industry is becoming more eco-conscious as international...

Solar success for APM Terminals inland operations

APM Terminals Inland Services is helping set up solar power plants in India, providing tailor-made logistics solutions to overcome various transport 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, multimodal transportation to reach sometimes isolated areas and destuffing at the site.

“To date, we have handled more than 15 large projects from most of the...