Shipping Ministry asks authorities to exempt penalties for smooth operations at ports
In light of the Ministry of Home Affairs orders issued last week, each major port shall ensure that no penalties, demurrage, charges, fee, rentals are imposed on any port user for delay in berthing, loading or unloading operations, or evacuation or arrival of cargo caused by the reason attributable to lockdown measures from 22nd March to 14th April.
Govt asks shipping lines not to impose container detention charges on EXIM shipment
Due to delays in evacuation of cargo, some cargo owners have either suspended their operations or are finding it difficult to transport goods or complete the paper work. The government has imposed a complete lockdown in the country for a period of 21 days till April 14 in the wake of outbreak of deadly coronavirus.
New York gets hospital ship, possible quarantine
US President Donald Trump floated the idea of a quarantine as early as Saturday affecting residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut ...
Containers pile up, freight rates soar as shipping lines cut down sailings
Ship calls at Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai were down 15% at 141 in February over the previous month, according to data provided by Shipsy, a supply-chain technology platform.
India's ports in chaos as coronavirus lockdown hits operations
About $829 billion of goods traveled through India’s ports in 2018, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, the 13th most in the world. The country is also the third-biggest importer of crude oil and fourth-biggest of LNG, as well as a major buyer of coal and palm oil and an exporter of sugar.
Rice exporters in India rue 30% spike in shipping freight to the US, Europe
Rice exporters have written to PM Modi, seeking help in streamlining the distortions in international logistics and domestic inland transportations to ensure cereal supply to a pandemic-hit world. India exports rice to more than 90 countries and the figure for total basmati shipments stood at $ 3398 million during April-January 2019-20.
Directorate General of Shipping issues advisory to ports for handling vessels
While international travel curbs have been put in place by many countries, including India, vessels will need to function as usual so that transportation of essential commodities is not hampered, the advisory said. The DGS has therefore, put in place a protocol to be followed in dealing with vessels and people on-board, to contain the spread of the disease.
Cochin Shipyard shares jump 5% in early trade
The stock quoted a 52-week high of Rs 476.35 and a 52-week low of Rs 219.0.
View: In praise of the rat who leaves a sinking ship
But rats have come up in the public discourse, after the recent political developments in Madhya Pradesh, particularly of rats that desert a sinking ship. The common view of rats who flee a sinking ship is particularly dim. This is hypocrisy of the worst kind.
More than 25,000 crew, passengers on over 700 ships not allowed to disembark at Indian ports: Shipping Ministry official
Apart from restricting cargo handling, the government had last week prohibited entry of any international cruise ship, crew or passengers with a travel history to coronavirus-hit countries post February 1, 2020 to its major ports till March 31.
Parliamentary panel for better coordination among ministries for faster freight movement
Ministries of Civil Aviation, Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Culture, Tourism, Railways are not only inter-related and interconnected but also share a common objective to improve connectivity and faster movement of freight in the country, in its latest report, the Standing Committee on Transport, chaired by T G Venkatesh said.
US Navy reports first suspected coronavirus case on ship
"A Sailor assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) tested 'presumptive positive' for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), marking the first case for a sailor aboard a Navy ship," the Navy said in a statement on Sunday evening.
Coronavirus: Mumbai PHO to screen cargo ships
New Delhi Mumbai’s Port Health Organisation (PHO) has decided to screen cargo vessels coming from coronavirus-affected countries. The vessels will be declared “healthy” or “suspect” after screening for Covid-19 infection.
16 Indians who tested positive for COVID-19 on ship off Japan returned home after treatment: MEA
"16 Indian nationals had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. They were treated in on shore medical facilities in Japan. All of them have been discharged after completion of their treatment and as per available information have returned to India," he said.
Covid-19 impact: Domestic demand for petrol, diesel, ATF & shipping fuel drop 10%
Sales are dropping at petrol pumps and compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations across several states in a sign that March would turn out to be the worst month in several years for fuel consumption despite fall in pump prices.
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