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  • 5 January 2012

    Even as the environment impact assessment (EIA) study on the proposed Vizhinjam international container terminal is currently on, one of the…   (newkerala) [mappress] Source: newkerala, January 5, 2012; Image: vizhinjamport

  • 5 January 2012

    On December 10, 2011, when the MV PFS Narayana entered the Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) with a consignment of coal from Tuticorin, the ship may…   By Jayanta Gupta (timesofindia) [mappress] Source: timesofindia, January 5, 2012;

  • 4 January 2012

    Adani Group and the major port Kandla may be business rivals given the vicinity of their respective ports. But now, they may join hands to…   (indiatimes) [mappress] Source: indiatimes, January 4, 2012;

  • 3 January 2012

    The Union Ministry of Shipping is looking into the possibilities of providing financial aid to the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) which is reeling…   (ibnlive) [mappress] Source: ibnlive, January 3, 2012;

  • 2 January 2012

    In the backdrop of the tremendous growth in container traffic in the past few years, there seems to be immense scope to augment the …   By V. SAJEEV KUMAR (thehindubusinessline) [mappress] Source: thehindubusinessline, January 2, 2012;

  • 2 January 2012

    The Rs 1,570-crore dredging project to increase the draft of the channel leading to two of the country’s largest ports–JNPT and Mumbai …   (ibnlive) [mappress] Source: ibnlive, January 2, 2012;

  • 30 December 2011

    Chennai Port Trust (CPT) has rejected a bid by Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone (MPSEZ) for its Rs 3,700-crore mega container …   By T E Narasimhan (business-standard) [mappress] Source: business-standard, December 30, 2011;

  • 29 December 2011

    The Visakhapatnam Port Trust has lined up a mechanisation and dredging programme involving an investment of Rs 2,600 crore for the next two years. The proposed projects include mechanisation of coal handling facilities at the general cargo berth in the outer harbour at an estimated cost of Rs 444 crore, which is expected to be […]

  • 29 December 2011

    The Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) first-ever Performance Audit on Water Pollution in India has found out that despite earmarking Rs 24.56crore, under the National River Conservation Plan (NRCP), the project for restoration and conservation of Veli-Akkulam lake had not achieved its objectives as yet. The report said that the activities to be undertaken for […]

  • 26 December 2011

    Senior BJD leaders Damodar Rout and Bishnu Charan Das on Friday traded charges against each other over their alleged links with Bapi Sarkhel…   By Sandeep Mishra (timesofindia) [mappress] Source: timesofindia, December 26, 2011;

  • 26 December 2011

    Recent media reports suggest that the Cochin Port Trust is in a serious financial crisis and its net loss in 2011-12 is likely to be in the…   By Jose Paul (thehindubusinessline) [mappress] Source: thehindubusinessline, December 26, 2011;

  • 23 December 2011

    The government has decided to extend the time given for renewal of licences of fishing boats to March 2012, following a meeting between Minister for Fisheries and Ports K. Babu and representatives of boat owners. A decision was also taken to strengthen the marine enforcement wing to check fishing using explosives by fibre boats from […]

  • 22 December 2011

    Gangavaram Port, the owner of India’s deepest seaport, is evaluating opportunities to acquire the existing operational seaports in Africa…   (indiatimes) [mappress] Source: indiatimes, December 22, 2011; Image: gangavaram

  • 22 December 2011

    The Planning Commission has given Investment clearance for the scheme “Flood Protection works for River Banks of Ghatprabha River (Ch. Km 4.953 – Km 6.933) at Gokak Town of Belgaum District of Karnataka”. Estimated to cost Rs 34.07 crore, the project shall be completed by the financial year 2012-13 and Plan accounts would be closed […]

  • 22 December 2011

    The Union Minister for Shipping, Mr G. K. Vasan stated that as per the National Maritime Agenda (NMA), the government plans to commission at least 4 hub ports, two each on the east coast and west coast. Chennai Port and Visakhapatnam Port on the east coast and Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP) and Cochin Port on […]

  • 22 December 2011

    The Karnataka government tabled a Bill that provides for developing all ports in the state on public-private partnership (PPP) basis. The Karnataka Maritime Board Act, 2011, introduced by Mr J. Krishna Palemar, state Minister for Ports and Inland Water Transport, is meant to aid the constitution and functioning of a maritime board for the state. […]

  • 21 December 2011

    Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone has increased its revenue share offer for the Rs 3,700-crore mega container terminal project.   By T.E. Raja Simhan (thehindubusinessline) [mappress] Source: thehindubusinessline, December 21, 2011;

  • 21 December 2011

    Worried over the sharp drop in iron ore traffic (and with little prospect of the situation turning for the better soon), the Paradip Port… By Santanu Sanyal (thehindubusinessline) [mappress] Source: thehindubusinessline, December 21, 2011;

  • 21 December 2011

    MARG Ltd., one of India’s leading Infrastructure Companies, left an indelible mark in the EPC World 2011 by bagging the prestigious EPC World Awards 2011 for its outstanding contribution in the development of port sector projects. The award was presented in grand ceremony by Shri. D. V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon. Chief Minister of Karnataka at […]

  • 20 December 2011

    Kerala is planning to invite global EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) bids for the Rs 7,800-crore Vizhinjam Port by March  … (governancenow) [mappress] Source: governancenow, December 20, 2011; Image: vizhinjamport

  • 20 December 2011

    The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh addressed the 150th year of the Archeological Survey of India at a function in New Delhi today. “It gives me great pleasure to be present here at this unique event to commemorate and celebrate the 150th year of the Archaeological Survey of India. This historic institution has made an […]

  • 20 December 2011

    Indian ports handled total cargo traffic of around 870 million tonnes in 2010-11. While the major ports handled 570 million tonnes, non-major ports handled around 34% of the total cargo at 300 million tones. Kandla, Vishakhapatnam, JNPT and Chennai handled 48.4% of the major ports’ cargo in 2010-11. Shri G.K. Vasan Union Minister of Shipping […]

  • 19 December 2011

    The shipping ministry has written to all coastal state governments to identify land for setting up major ports, shipbuilding yards or …   By T E Narasimhan (business-standard) [mappress] Source:business-standard , December 19, 2011;

  • 19 December 2011

    The state’s Chief Minister, Mr Naveen Patnaik formally inaugurated Odisha’s Dhamra port, a joint venture between Tata Steel and Larsen & Toubro. Senior Shipping Ministry officials and representatives from the joint venture partners were present on the occasion. Though the port handled its first vessel in September last year, commercial operations really took off in […]

  • 18 December 2011

    River navigation will not be part of the river restoration project of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). This was disclosed by the PMC’s …   (dnaindia) [mappress] Source: dnaindia, December 18, 2011;

  • 16 December 2011

    The Cochin Port is on the verge of another strike with two major trade unions, the Cochin Port Staff Association (CPSA) and the Cochin Port…   (ibnlive) [mappress] Source: ibnlive, December 16, 2011;