30 Jul

MOHP shutdown for maintenance at Murmagao Port, Goa


Murmagao Port Trust has issued a circular stating that the Mechanized Ore Handling Plant (MOHP), at Berth Number 9, will be shut down for annual maintenance.

The receiving system will be closed till 10th September 2014 and shipping system till 15th September 2014.

Monsoon shipments are to be planned accordingly.

24 Jun




"ADANI has developed a bulk handling terminal at TUNA PORT in a joint venture with Kandla port, the port is named as ADANI KANDLA BULK TERMINAL PVT LTD. located at about 15km south west of Kandla port, the port is likely to become operational by end of Dec, 2014. 

This is a T shaped mechanized terminal having capacity of 14.112 mmtpa. There are 4 berths consisting of 600m x 60m berthing structure to accommodate 2 vsls of 1 lac dwt in front of jetty and 2 vsls of 75k ton dwt in rear side, these berths are designed to handle bulk Coal & Fertilizer only. The average discharge rate of Coal and Fertilizer are expected to be 45000 and 12500 mt respectively."

Source: Adani Ports

13 May

Bauxite Exports from mechanical Berth No. 9 Murmagao Port, Goa

For the first time in Goa, Bauxite cargo will be handled at Berth No. 9 through MOHP at Mormugao Port.

Earlier the said cargo has been handled at B.No.11 through the ship's gears and grabs. Berth No. 9 has only handled I/ore cargo through the Mechanical Ore Handling Plant (MOHP).

28 Jan

Vizag Port to Handle Capesize Vessels

It has been informed that:


07 Jan

"GAIL to use Indian ships for importing LNG from US"




"NEW DELHI: The government has directed state-run Gail India to use Indian ships for importing gas worth $2.5 billion annually from the US, a model that is practiced by Chinese oil firms to encourage domestic shipping industry."

Source: Economic Times, 7th Jan 2014

07 Nov

India's rice exports may increase to 11 mt

Bumper production and strong overseas demand may help India’s rice exports to increase to a record 11 million tonnes (mt) in the 2012-13 marketing year ended September as against 10.38 mt in the corresponding period of 2011-12, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a report.


"Marketing year 2012-13 export estimate is raised to a record 11 mt based on preliminary official statistics for October 2012 to August 2013, and shipping data compiled by a private source for September 2013," USDA said in a report.


The USDA has also revised upwards the rice export estimates for 2013-14 to 10 mt from the earlier projection of 9.3 mt.


"Based on the relatively strong export demand for Indian rice, both Basmati and non-basmati, and sufficient domestic supplies, the marketing year 2013-14 rice export estimate is raised to 10 mt," the report said.


"While exports of Basmati are likely to grow further, total exports are likely to be lower than last year’s record sales due to relatively tight domestic supplies of non-basmati rice and food price inflation concerns in an election year," it added.


Source : Exim News Service - New Delhi, Nov. 6

04 Nov

Hebei Ocean Shipping Co (Hosco) has had a kamsarmax bulker arrested in Singapore by the admiralty sheriff.



The 81,667-dwt Everglory (built 2012) was detained late last week by lawyers from local law firm Incisive Law.

AIS data shows the ship presently anchored off Singapore’s east coast in approximate position 01° 16.75'N, 103° 57.09'E.

The exact details as to why the ship has been arrested remain unclear, but it is likely to be related to outstanding payments for services.

However, TradeWinds understands from legal sources that Hosco may be an innocent party with the dispute between a charterer and a bunker supplier.

Hosco’s already has its 150,000-dwt Hebei Tengfei (built 1990) under arrest in Singapore where it has been detained since June 2013.

The ship was detained by lawyers representing Hanjin Shipping over alleged unpaid charter hire.


Source: TradeWinds News, 04 November 2013.

01 Nov

Shandong Shipping has signed a $500m transport contract with Vale


"In a big breakthrough for the ongoing impasse between Brazilian miner and China, Shandong Shipping has signed a $500m transport contract with Vale. Four of Vale’s 400,000 dwt VLOCs will be taken on by Shandong Shipping.

The move follows August’s decision by the Ministry of Transport to review its ban on ships larger than 300,000 dwt calling at Chinese ports. The ban, which was issued on safety grounds, was widely seen to have been championed by Chinese shipowners who were worried about the monopoly in freight Vale could have if it ran its 35-strong fleet of VLOCs to China..."

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Source: The Shipping Tribune, November 1st 2013

31 Oct

UltraTech Cement to build 1.25 mt terminal at Mumbai Port


With the aim of reducing logistics costs, the leading cement manufacturer, UltraTech Cement, reportedly plans to build a Rs 100-crore terminal with capacity of 1.25 million tonnes (mt) at Mumbai Port to transport cement from its plants in Gujarat.

The terminal would facilitate the cheapest form of transportation as movement by ships is much more cost-effective compared to road. The Aditya Birla Group’s flagship cement company’s recent acquisition of Jaypee Cement has given it more capacity in Gujarat, a company official said.

UltraTech, the only bidder for the terminal, would get 2.5 hectares of land on lease for 30 years against an upfront payment of Rs 35 crore. 

Source : Exim News Service - MUMBAI, Oct. 28

29 Oct

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