New head for marine exports body MPEDA

KOCHI : KS Srinivas, a 1997 batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre, formally took over (on August 13) as Chairman of the Marine Products Export Development Authority (Mpeda) under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Prior to his new assignment, he served a stint as Joint Secretary in the Department of Agriculture Cooperation &
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KOLKATA : The Bangladeshi financial year 2017-18 (July-June) might prove to be a landmark in bilateral trade relations. For the first time trade is set to cross $9 billion mark and Bangladesh’s exports to India will close near $900 million, riding primarily on ready-made garments, according to sources. Though India offered duty-free and quota free
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The LNG carrier Stena Blue Sky was historical when it delivered its cargo to the first privately-owned LNG terminal in China. Chinese gas distributor, ENN invited the LNG carrier to become the first vessel to unload at the new Xin’ao Terminal in Zhoushan, Ninbo region on 8th August 2018. Chinese companies build their own LNG
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Rolls-Royce is launching a lithium-ion based energy storage system for ships. The gain for the ship owners is a clean, safe and cost-efficient complete system. Energy storage is a major green investment for a ship owner. Returns are maximised when the system is correctly dimensioned for the specific ship, and includes intelligent power control. Rolls-Royce
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A woman will be at the helm of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority (DSPA) for the first time in the organization’s 60-plus year history. The DSPA board held a special meeting August 13 and unanimously appointed  Deb DeLuca as executive director.  DeLuca has served as the Port Authority’s government and environmental affairs director since 2014
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A keel laying ceremony was held on Monday for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s new polar-class support vessel Aotearoa, the largest ship the Navy has operated to date. The 26,000 ton tanker and replenishment vessel is being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries as part of New Zealand’s Maritime Sustainment Capability project. The multi-purpose vessel will
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The Welfare Association of Ship Suppliers, India (WASS) has announced the appointment of its new committee of members during the Annual General Meeting held on August 4, 2018 at the registered office of WASS, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. The committee of 11 members was elected from 30 attendees, all belonging to reputed organisations from various parts
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Navis, the leading provider of maritime software solutions for cargo operations and vessel performance, announced it will be exhibiting at SMM 2018 in Hamburg, Germany on September 4-7 at its 28th biennial event. With over 2,200 exhibitors and nearly 50,000 attendees from more than 120 countries in the ocean shipping industry, SMM is the leading
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NEW DELHI: The proposed Industrial Policy by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will have special provisions for manufacturing in the textile, leather sectors to boost growth as well as focus on a diffusion of overall export hubs across the Country which are currently getting concentrated in few States. It will also tie
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A study drawn up by the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) has warned that Brazil needs to invest $6.67bn in port infrastructure by 2040. This investment is needed if Brazil is to be able to incorporate new technological changes that will enter the sector in the years to come and also be able to
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