Iraq’s Umm Qasr port crippled by protests

About 100 protesters demanding jobs and better services from Iraq’s leaders closed access to Umm Qasr commodities port near the southern city of Basra on Friday, port employees said. After nearly a week of demonstrations, Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, expressed solidarity with residents, saying they faced an “extreme lack of public
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The major ports in the country witnessed 3.91 per cent rise in cargo traffic to 174.02 million tonnes in the April-June quarter this fiscal. “The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.91 per cent and together handled 174.02 million tonnes (MT) of cargo during the period April to June, 2018 as against
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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. yesterday announced that 20,000 TEU containership, MOL Truth(Note), one of the world’s largest containerships, has received the “Ship of the Year 2017” award from the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE). The award is given for the highest levels of technology, design, and social responsibility among vessels made
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Chinese imports to U.S. ports rose more than expected in June, suggesting that some retailers moved up orders to insulate themselves from an intensifying trade war that threatens to send up costs on a growing number of consumer products. Retailers such as Walmart Inc (WMT.N) and Amazon.com (AMZN.O) face uncertainty due to U.S. President Donald
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NEW DELHI: The Major Ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.91% and together handled 174.02 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to June, 2018 as against 167.48 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year. For the period from April- June 2018, nine ports – Kolkata including Haldia, Paradip,
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The British Ports Association has welcomed the Government’s Brexit White Paper which outlines the UK’s aims for a future economic relationship with the EU. Included in the White Paper is the much publicised Facilitated Customs Arrangement which essentially enables the continued frictionless trade between the UK and the EU. Commenting on the developments the British
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FEPORT welcomes the adoption on July 10th, 2018 of the report of the Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee of the European Parliament on the proposed revision of the Combined Transport Directive. FEPORT believes that the agreement forms a good basis for furthering discussions during the Austrian Presidency. The report of the Parliament further improves the
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Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping & Water Resources, to inaugurate facility •             24 MTPA mechanised iron ore handling complex built on the outer harbour of Vizag Port at an investment of Rs 830 crore •             Expansion strengthens nation’s vision of Sagarmala and coastal cargo movement •             Can berth Super
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MANGALORE: The continuous effort of NMPT Port authorities to provide the best of service to its customers is yielding the result with TCI Seaways starting new feeder vessel operations connecting Mundra, New Mangalore and Cochin Ports on weekly service. The Indian flagged vessel ‘TCI EXPRESS’ loaded with containers made its maiden voyage from Mundra Port
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MUMBAI: The Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP), has approved levy of Rs. 145 per container by all Major Port Trusts and private operators therein as user charges towards Logistics Data Bank Services (LDBS) rendered by the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Ltd (DMIDC). The move will be an additional cost to the exporters and
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