• 2019 May 19 10:16

    PSA’s BMCT and CITPL hold Hyderabad trade meet

    PSA International’s subsidiaries Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCT) and Chennai International Terminals Private Limited (CITPL) hosted a trade meet at Hyderabad, India on 10 May 2019. This is the first time port operators from Mumbai have visited Hyderabad to hold a trade meet.

    The trade meet was attended by around 80 exporters, importers, freight forwarders, shipping lines and trade associations. The event was also a successful business networking session for the trade fraternity, and a platform for active discussions on meeting the varying business needs of shippers.

    In his opening address, Mr Mike Formoso, Managing Director, PSA India, said, “I am pleased to welcome the trade community to BMCT and CITPL’s first trade meet in Hyderabad. Through this event, we hope to raise the awareness of the PSA terminals operating in India and to hear firsthand from the trade members on their requirements and experiences for ports. I look forward to creating further avenues for collaboration through the discussions at this event.”

    The trade meet showcased the state-of-the-art facilities and the services provided by both BMCT, the newest terminal in Jawarharlal Nehru Port, and CITPL, the most productive terminal on the east coast of India.

    Mr Sivakumar K, General Manager, BMCT, said, “As the newest terminal in the Jawarharlal Nehru Port (JNP), BMCT has added much needed capacity and operational flexibility to meet the trade’s demands. BMCT provides class-leading productivity levels, superior facilities in the form of a dedicated access route and 1,000 metres of continuous wharf length for vessel berthing, and unique service advantages such as having no restrictions on move count, including on Reefers and Out-of-Gauge (OOG) containers. With a growing market share, BMCT is fast becoming a gamechanger for the Indian logistics sector, with a further advantage as the only terminal in JNP that can handle the 1.5km double stack capable Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) trains.”

    Capt T Madhanmohan, General Manager, CITPL, shared, “CITPL is the busiest, most efficient and leading container terminal on the eastern coast of India, thanks to its excellent infrastructure, connectivity and services. In addition, CITPL’s unique on-dock rail siding allows it to provide timely rail connectivity for its customers, and to serve the hinterland in a better and more cost-efficient manner.”
    An interactive Q&A session followed by dinner summed up the event. The trade community was very appreciative of PSA India directly engaging them, showing its willingness to work together with the trade to find effective solutions.

    Mr Ahmed Shaik, Branch Manager, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and General Secretary, Hyderabad Steamer Agents Association (HYSAA), said, “This is the first trade meet by a terminal operator from Mumbai, to engage the trade partners in Hyderabad and to explain to us the various initiatives. I look forward to the expansion of the Hyderabad - Chennai trade lanes, and to take advantage of the seamless connectivity and services offered for reefer cargo from Hyderabad to BMCT.”

    Officials from the Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR) highlighted that both CONCOR Hyderabad and BMCT were working on possibilities of dedicated trains with fixed schedules which would benefit the trade tremendously. They encouraged the trade to work together with CONCOR to increase the cargo moved by rail in lieu of road to take advantage of cost and time efficiencies.




2019 September 16

18:04 Ports draw $5B investment, 12K jobs to Georgia
17:59 GOGL increases investment in Singapore Marine
17:50 Pella launched first serial trawler of Project 03095, Castor
17:25 Tenders on pilot projects for stevedoring company concessions in Olvia and Kherson ports officially announced
17:04 Vestdavit equips Norwegian Coast Guard’s next generation for Polar boat launch and recovery
16:29 USCG halts 2 illegal charters near Miami, Fort Lauderdale
16:04 Royal Caribbean to welcome first Quantum Ultra Class ship to North America
15:27 Boluda Towage Spain manoeuvres world’s largest container ship in port of Algeciras
15:04 Cargill and Maersk Tankers join forces in the Medium Range segment
14:10 Zvezda shipyard hosts keel-laying ceremony for third Aframax tanker for Rosnefteflot
13:39 Jotun transforms turnaround times for storage tanks with a new TankFast solution
13:16 North Sea Port starts testing more reliable lockage planning for scheduled services in the Terneuzen lock
12:42 Meyer Turku is moving the delivery of Costa Smeralda to November
12:18 AEC welcomes Guggenheim Partners Investment Management as Arctic Partner
11:55 Professional emergency response team of Kontur SPb LLC recommended to be certified for emergency response to oil spills
11:21 Workshop on ISPS Code for Designated Authority and Port Facility Security Officers held in Ghana
10:53 IMO continues work to promote ratification of international treaty covering wreck removal
10:29 GESAMP celebrates fifty years of service in ocean science
10:04 Busan Port Authority and Adani Ports & SEZ conclude MOU
09:50 Brent Crude futures price is up 9.96% to $66.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 8.61% to $59.52
09:32 Gazprom supports 3rd Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” as its General Sponsor
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,312 points
09:08 Nyborg becomes 30th port to join the Cruise Baltic network
08:44 ECSA, INTERFERRY, EUDA and CLIA Europe welcome report on the evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive
08:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sept 16
08:00 Live webcast of NEVA 2019 zero-day conference begins at 10 am, September 16, on PortNews website

2019 September 15

15:47 M/V "SARA” refused access to the Paris MoU region
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12:02 World’s largest wind turbine blade test stand built by Siemens Gamesa
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2019 September 14

15:29 Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel after protest demonstration
13:39 Crondall Energy partners with Pharis Energy on innovative Pilot Field development
12:08 Prysmian's new cable-laying vessel Leonardo da Vinci scheduled for delivery in 2Q 2021
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2019 September 13

18:06 Sture terminal situation normalised
17:47 Malaysia encourages gender diversity in the maritime industry
17:24 Multipurpose ship of Project MPSV12, Kalas, successfully completed sea trials
17:06 Frontline extends expiry date of first option for two Trafigura Suezmax tankers
16:30 ABP to welcome Royal Navy’s HMS Grimsby into Port of Grimsby
16:25 Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System chosen for retrofitting to four Korean vessels
16:05 Multi Modal Rail B.V. (MMR) launches rail service between Rotterdam and Ottmarsheim, France
15:48 ABP and WISTA UK host 'Women in Maritime' reception during LISW
15:09 Shearwater GeoServices awarded large South America survey
14:26 ABB enables emissions-free port stay in Marseille for Corsica Linea ferries
14:09 Start of the project “Dredging the Nieuwe Diep – Port of Den Helder”
13:45 First ever ABB electric propulsion to be installed on board a bulk carrier
13:20 Port of Oakland opens peak season with cargo volume growth
12:47 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 8M’2019 fell by 30% Y-o-Y to 22.35 million tonnes
12:09 MOL starts demonstration test of vessel image recognition system using AI technology on Nippon Maru
11:28 RS introduces new requirements into Part I of Rules for Classification and Construction of Sea-Going Ships
11:09 Rolls-Royce achieves 50th MT30 production milestone
10:42 In August, Klaipėda LNG Terminal regasified 1.4 times more gas than was consumed in the entire country
10:09 Port of Long Beach cargo volumes hit 663,992 TEUs in August 2019
10:04 Port Napier, NZ, places order for Damen ATD Tug 2412
09:51 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.28% to $60.21, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.24% to $54.96
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,331 points
09:10 Antwerp and Rotterdam Port Authorities ask new European Commission and Parliament to focus on the economic significance of ports
09:03 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 13