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Liebherr mobile cranes handle containers at India’s first river terminal

Varanasi inland waterways terminal

In mid-November, the first Indian inland waterway terminal was opened on the Ganga river in Varanasi, 780km east of Delhi. The terminal was officially inaugurated by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is the first of four multi-modal terminals currently under construction on the National Waterway-1 (river Ganga) as part of the World Bank-aided Jal Marg […]

Chabahar’s interim operator selected, work starts tomorrow

India Chabahar port

India has selected an Iranian company, Kaveh Port and Marine Services, to run the Chabahar port in Iran for 18 months until it selects a firm to manage and maintain the facility for a longer term, informs Hindustan Times. The Bandar Abbas-based company was chosen as an interim solution in order to comply with the […]

BMCT enhances Nhava Sheva connectivity with barge and train shipments


Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) that was recently launched by PSA at the port of JNPT, India, started its first barge and train operations last week. According to PSA, a 90-TEU block train departed for Mandideep on 13 March 2018 and on 16 March, a second train left for Nagpur. Two days later, an export […]

BMCT officially opened at JNPT


Yesterday, 18 February 2018, PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) was officially inaugurated at Jawaharlal Nehru Port by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had laid the foundation stone for the terminal back in October 2015. As The Straits Times reports, the official ceremony was conducted remotely from the site of the future Navi Mumbai […]

PSA launches India’s largest container terminal at JNPT

Phase 1 of Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT), Indian largest sea port infrastructure project involving the government and foreign investors was commissioned at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at the end of December 2017, informs The Times of India. The USD 1.24 bln terminal is being constructed as a public-private partnership with Singapore’s port operator […]

APMT’s sale of terminals at Pipavav Port, JNPT on hold

Gateway Terminals India

APM Terminals (APMT) recedes from selling its port facilities at Pipavav and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in India, writes The Hindu BusinessLine quoting top executives at two local companies who participated in the bidding process. “We looked at the two facilities for a potential acquisition. But, APM Terminals decided to put it on hold,” […]

Hambantota port development project halted?

Hambantota port development

The Hambantota Port Development, a China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) project on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, has stalled at the Framework Agreement stage, reports Sri Lankan News First. According to the report, the Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang said “No progress” when questioned yesterday, October 1, on the completion dates of the project. The […]

PSA to change JNPT logistic links


A small Indian barge port Dharamtar located about 24 km from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) will be brought back to life when Singapore’s PSA International opens its Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) in December 2017, informs The Hindu BusinessLine. This week, BMCT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PNP Maritime Services Pvt […]

Chabahar port to start operations in 2018

Chabahar Port Iran

The Indian government is hopeful that the strategic Chabahar Port in Iran will be operational by the end of 2018, informs Indian NDTV quoting Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Shipping, Road Transport, Highways and Water Resources. “It will be a win-win situation for India, Iran and Afghanistan as trade and business through this route could reach […]

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