The move to allow for transshipment cargo from Bangladesh via barge and short-sea container ships builds on a previous carve-out for cross-border trucking and rail services.
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05 Nov 2018
India officials say the establishment of an alternative, river transport will help reduce highway congestion and improve supply chain efficiency.
09 Aug 2018
Transshipment traffic is the cargo that is transported between an Indian port and an international “hub” port, when direct mainline connections are not available.
14 May 2018
Port congestion at some Asian ports is delaying cargo.
23 Apr 2018
In a recent letter to the Bangladesh High Commission in Kolkata, India's Kolkata Port Trust chairman Vinit Kumar expressed his consent to let Bangladeshi shippers use the ports it oversees — the Kolkata Dock System and Haldia Dock Complex.
21 Nov 2017
Authorities are working toward a “hub-and-spoke system” for domestic cargo distribution through private participation.
08 Nov 2017
India’s efforts to bring down cargo dwell times as part of a larger ease-of-doing-business program have yet to translate into steady improvements.
19 Oct 2017
Although the gain is encouraging for public ports, the threat private ports pose to their market share remains.
12 Oct 2017
India’s GDP growth plummeted to a three-year low of 5.7 percent in the first fiscal quarter, and slower GDP growth is likely in the cards for the second quarter.
18 Sep 2017
Textile shippers have welcomed the service.
06 Sep 2017
India’s major, or public, ports together account for roughly 70 percent of the country’s total container trade.
06 Jun 2017
The country’s 12 major ports together handled 1.5 million TEU during April and May.
15 May 2017
Indian authorities and labor federations are inching toward an agreement that would avert threatened work stoppages.
09 May 2017
Container volumes at major ports surged in the first month of fiscal year 2017 to 2018.
25 Apr 2017
A consortium of seven labor federations had earlier served notice of a nationwide strike from April 19, but later agreed to defer the action until May 12.
17 Apr 2017
If negotiations fail, it would be the second nationwide stoppage at major ports in two years.
11 Apr 2017
Unions are protesting a reform of major port trusts through new legislation dubbed the Major Ports Authority Bill 2016.
24 Mar 2017
India’s major ports face a fresh threat of labor stoppages.
08 Mar 2017
Congestion at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust cut deeply into container volumes moving via India’s major public ports.
07 Feb 2017
Strong growth at smaller ports helped offset weakness at India's top container gateway.
23 Jan 2017
India’s major, or public, ports are slowly regaining market share lost to their so-called minor, or private, rivals over the past few years.
06 Jan 2017
The pace of growth could accelerate in the coming months.
14 Dec 2016
In another big-ticket reform initiative, India’s union cabinet on Wednesday approved new legislation meant to transform major, or public, ports into independent companies.
07 Dec 2016
India’s major, or public, ports booked strong growth in container volumes in November.
11 Nov 2016
The government of India has released a “progress report” on its ambitious Sagar Mala investment program.
07 Nov 2016
Container volumes at India’s major public ports are continuing to grow at a healthy pace thanks to capacity upgrades and productivity improvements.
10 Oct 2016
Productivity and capacity improvements via the government's Sagar Mala investments are beginning to produce results.
03 Oct 2016
India’s Directorate General of Shipping has extended its grace period for shippers to be fully compliant with the Safety of Life at Sea verified gross mass mandate.
12 Sep 2016
India is rolling out more trade-facilitating measures to speed up cargo flows and ease congestion at major ports.
08 Sep 2016
India’s major state-owned ports booked healthy growth in container volumes in August.
02 Sep 2016
The immediate impact of a 24-hour nationwide strike underway Friday in India reportedly has been less severe than previously feared on the nation’s transport systems.
31 Aug 2016
Indian trade unions are going ahead with a strike planned for Friday despite government concessions.
29 Aug 2016
India’s maritime administrator is showing no sign of backing down from its previous diktat barring container terminal operators from offering container weighing services on-site for a fee.
17 Aug 2016
The Indian government seems to be treading cautiously on its long-contemplated plan to restructure major public port trusts.
10 Aug 2016
Traffic at major, or public, Indian ports rose in the first four months of the fiscal year, but growth could have been higher.
28 Jul 2016
The government of India believes its landlord ports are underutilizing their assets and land.
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