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  • 9 February 2012

    O’Brien & Gere, along with joint-venture partner Kokosing Construction Company, has been awarded a $60.4 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District. The Kokosing Construction|O’Brien & Gere JV will provide engineering and dredging services in support of the Indiana Harbor and Canal Dredging and Disposal Project in East […]

  • 8 February 2012

    Akash Dredging & Marine services (p) ltd, Visakhapatnam (ADAMS) announces acquisition of a New Cutter Suction Dredger, from DAMEN Shipyards, the Netherlands. This dredger after its erection and trails by the OEM shall be inaugurated on 15th February 2012 at ABG Shipyard – Dahej, Gujarat. ADAMS is a professionally managed company headed by its MD […]

  • 7 February 2012

    The Union Shipping Minister, Shri G.K. Vasan has strongly advocated Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in port investment opportunities in India. Inaugurating “Invest Port”, a conclave on investment opportunities in India in New Delhi today, Shri Vasan said that the maritime sector plays a crucial role in facilitating India’s international trade. Almost 95% by volume […]

  • 6 February 2012

    Krishnapatnam Port in its quest to be the best port in India has increased its draft to 18 meters. With this measure, the Krishnapatnam Port now has become the deepest draft port in India. Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal has now handled in excess of 24,000 TEU. The port has 3 cutter suction dredgers and 3 […]

  • 6 February 2012

    Fuelling speculation about a rift in the Trinamool, party MP and chairman of Haldia Development Authority Suvendu Adhikary has accused the …   (indianexpress) [mappress] Source: indianexpress, February 6, 2012;

  • 2 February 2012

    The Prime Minister has directed different departments to ensure that procedural issues do not come in the way of India’s first International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam (Cochi) becoming a global cargo hub. Set up with a cost of more than Rs 1600 crores, the Vallarpadam container facility for transshipment is the first of […]

  • 30 January 2012

    Nissan is considering the upcoming private Kattupalli port as an alternative to the neighbouring Ennore port for export of its cars…   By T. E. Raja Simhan (thehindubusinessline) [mappress] Source: thehindubusinessline, January 30, 2012;

  • 27 January 2012

    With none of its projects meeting the deadline, Hussain Sagar and Catchment Area Improvement Programme is going at a snail’s pace…   (deccanchronicle) [mappress] Source: deccanchronicle, January 27, 2012;

  • 26 January 2012

    BMT Consultants India, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced yesterday that it has been appointed as Lender’s Engineer by Axis Bank for the PPP (Public Private Partnership) project at Kandla Port, located in the Gujarat state of western India. PSL Limited, a leading pipe […]

  • 25 January 2012

    Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday expressed desire to double trade with India to USD 14 billion by 2014 and forge …   (zeenews) [mappress] Source: zeenews, January 25, 2012;

  • 25 January 2012

    As India charts its voyage as the port of call for world trade, ports and terminals see the dire need to meet the growing demand in both infrastructure and capacity for vessels crisscrossing between the West and the East. About 95 per cent of Indian overseas cargo by volume and 75 per cent by value […]

  • 23 January 2012

    The Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal is fast turning out to be a liability for the Cochin Port Trust. The terminal…   By Babu K Peter (expressbuzz) [mappress] Source: expressbuzz, January 23, 2012;

  • 20 January 2012

    Four states – Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat – have approached the Centre with proposals to invest at least Rs 10,000 crore…     (timesofindia) [mappress] Source: timesofindia, January 20, 2012;

  • 20 January 2012

    With the double aim of easing traffic congestion and increasing the tourist potential of the picturesque Kadambrayar region, an ambitious proposal for a… (ibnlive) [mappress] Source: ibnlive, January 20, 2012

  • 19 January 2012

    The Indian tonnage as part of global shipping stood at 10 million GT about a year ago. The Indian tonnage has recently crossed the 11 million GT mark. This was stated by Shri G.K. Vasan, Union Minister of Shipping while inaugurating India Maritime Week in New Delhi today. Shri Vasan said that last year, in […]

  • 17 January 2012

    A consortium of Cargo Motors Pvt. Ltd and Israel Ports Co. has won the bid to develop Nargol port in Gujarat, which experts say could offer…   By Maulik Pathak (livemint) [mappress] Source: livemint, January 17, 2012;

  • 16 January 2012

    The government move to deny ‘security clearance’ to Gautam Adani-owned Adani Port & SpecialEconomic Zone (APSEZ), formerly Mundra Port, …     By Anto T Joseph (mydigitalfc) [mappress] Source: mydigitalfc, January 16, 2012;

  • 16 January 2012

    A senior official from the Obama government is set to lead the first ever US ports and maritime technology trade industry mission to India next month. The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Executive-led Ports and Maritime Trade Mission to India February 20-24, 2011 will help U.S. companies participate in the rapidly expanding opportunities for ports and […]

  • 13 January 2012

    The Government aims to create a port capacity of around 3200 MT by attracting investments to the tune of Rs. 2,87,000 crore to handle the expected traffic of about 2500 MT by 2020 and bring Indian ports on a par with the best international ports in terms of performance and capacity. This was stated by […]

  • 12 January 2012

    A Japanese delegation led by H.E. Mr. Takeshi Maeda, Minister for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Government of Japan along with Mr. Akitaka Saiki, Ambassador of Japan to India met the Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan, in New Delhi today. Bilateral issues concerning the port and shipping sectors and other issues of mutual […]

  • 11 January 2012

    Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said her government would shortly come out with a new, investor-friendly industrial …   (ciol) [mappress] Source: ciol, January 11, 2012;

  • 11 January 2012

    China has conveyed to Sri Lanka that it understands the primacy of the relationship between India and the island nation, a Sri Lankan MP …   By Elizabeth Roche (livemint) [mappress] Source: livemint, January 11, 2012;

  • 10 January 2012

    Ports and Excise Minister K. Babu has said that an additional 10 acres of land will be acquired for the development of the Azhikkal port …   (thehindu) [mappress] Source: thehindu, January 10, 2012;

  • 9 January 2012

    The Kerala cabinet will decide, by middle of the week, on awarding the port operator contract for the upcoming Vizhinjam Port to the …   (manoramaonline) [mappress] Source: manoramaonline, January 9, 2012; Image: vizhinjamport

  • 9 January 2012

    The government’s decision to go ahead with four hub ports – two each on either coast, as spelt out in the national maritime policy – is …   By Anto T Joseph (mydigitalfc) [mappress] Source: mydigitalfc, January 9, 2012;

  • 6 January 2012

    The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to complete the Environment Impact Analysis on an alternative alignment for the Sethusamudram…   By J. Venkatesan (thehindu) [mappress] Source: thehindu, January 6, 2012; Image: sethusamudram