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Olive oil imports likely to rise 20% in 2016-17

India's olive oil imports are expected to rise 20 per cent to 13,500 tonnes this financial year, on the back of rising demand in large conurbations, a top Indian Olive Association official said. The country had imported 11,106 tonnes of ...Read More

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Indian Wheat imports hit five-year high

India has purchased some 80,000 tonnes of Australian wheat in recent deals, the biggest amount of such imports by Asia's third-largest economy in five years. The imports were necessary after unseasonal rains damaged the crop in the Indian subcontinent. Imports ...Read More

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Buffalo meat exports decline

Buffalo meat exports from India are likely to fall, due to traders’ reluctance in bringing animals for slaughtering in registered abattoirs following a ban on certain kinds of cattle in Maharashtra and Haryana. The other big challenge for Indian exporters ...Read More

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Indian Railways’ freight traffic up 4.2%

The Indian railway has registered an increase in freight traffic during the six months between April and September this year compared with the corresponding period last year. According to data published by the Rail Ministry, marking an increase of 4.2 ...Read More

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India – PM says port development will increase exports

IndianPrime Minister Narendra Modi said development of ports is essential to promote exports from India and take the 'Made in India' brand global. The recently elected PM was speaking as he laid the foundation of a special economic zone (SEZ) ...Read More

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India – Duty on solar gear won’t reduce imports

In a setback to the Indian government's bid to encourage domestic solar cell industry, solar power project developers have said that they would continue to import solar cells from different countries and would not source domestically, even if an anti-dumping ...Read More

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India: Officials support Dedicated Freight Corridors

The future of the railways in India for the next five years will depend on how quickly it can activate three major projects — the east and west dedicated freight corridors (DFCs), transport of coal from three areas with huge ...Read More

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India Railways should focus on freight

The new Prime Minister of India has promised significant investment in the railway infrastructure, so there is now a chance for real reform. The Railway needs to shift the focus to freight: in 1950, 90 per cent of India's freight ...Read More

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Bhubaneswar State, India targets 10% export growth

The state government aims to achieve annual growth rate of 10% in exports from 2014-15 and has prepared a draft policy for it. The draft export policy has proposed several initiatives like business to business (B2B) exchange, district-level export promotion ...Read More

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Record cashew exports from India

Cashew exports rose to a record high last financial year in volume and value compared with the previous year. Total exports during 2013-14 increased by over 13 per cent to 1,13,620 tonnes from 1,00,105 tonnes. “Performance in all the segments ...Read More

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New foreign trade policy to boost exports from India

The Indian government has said that a new Foreign Trade Policy will focus on ways to boost India's exports, and reduce dependence on imports. "India being part of WTO cannot only think in terms its export promotion without equally supporting ...Read More

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Indian Yarn exports to China fall on pricing policy

Indian yarn exports have come under pressure as China has slowed down yarn imports from the country. China is also offering a lower price for Indian yarn because the rupee has strengthened against the dollar. The Chinese price for Indian ...Read More

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Tea exports rise marginally in 2013 – Economic Times

Tea exports from India during 2013 increased by only two per cent at 212 million kilograms as compared to 208 million kilograms in 2012, according to data by Indian Tea Association (ITA). Production of tea during 2013 increased 6.6 per ...Read More

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India rejects EU demand for zero-duty auto imports

The European Union is seeking zero-duty import of automobiles, as part of a trade agreement with India. The Indian government has dismissed this demand. In addition the 28-member grouping wants further customs duty removal for 29 auto components, again a ...Read More

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India Cotton exports rising

China has started increasing imports of cotton from India. Demand from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam has also increased. So far this year (October – September) over 6 million bales (1 bale = 170 kg) of cotton have already shipped ...Read More

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Record Buffalo meat exports from India to China

Though China has yet to formally open its doors to buffalo meat exports from India, a threefold rise (in dollar terms) in exports routed through Vietnam has lifted traders. China has, in principle, decided to allow direct imports, but the ...Read More

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Railway freight revenue increase – India

The State Railways of India carried 677.56 million tonnes of revenue earning freight traffic from April 1 to November 30. The freight tonnage shows an increase of 30.55 million tonnes over the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of ...Read More

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Chennai airport losing freight revenue

The air freight station (AFS) at Chennai airport which was launched nearly five years ago has still not been put to effective use, say cargo agents and officials of Airports Authority of India (AAI). This has led to a delay ...Read More

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India Railway freight loading hit by weather

The South-Central Indian Railway has registered a decline in its freight loading in the first three quarters of this fiscal year.Heavy rains disrupted train movement and coal production was affected Singareni Collieries for the last two months. The zone handled ...Read More

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Freight earnings in India increase by 8 per cent

Railways in India have earned Rs 59,069.73 crore from freight traffic during April-November 2013, compared with Rs 53,923.37 cr during the corresponding period last year. This represents a 7.9% in rail freight traffic. The national rail company carried 677.58 million ...Read More

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Indian freight corridor contract bids

The dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India has allowed four companies to bid for electrical and signalling works on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. The 343km Bhaupur - Khurja section of the 1829km Freight Corridor (DFC) for cargo carried by ...Read More

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India Shipping Strength

In April a delegation from Norway visited India to participate in a joint working group; after a day of talks 25 business representatives visited yards, owners and ports in Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi and Gujarat. Indian shipping is set to boom ...Read More

Investment in Water borne Freight

The Visakhapatnam-Rajahmundry-Vijayawada region of India is the focus of entrepreneurs who wish to re-vitalise this more efficient means of freight transport.  The area used to build thousands of freight vessels, and experts in the shipping industry think that reviving the industry ...Read More

More freight corridors for India

Indian Railways is planning to build five new freight corridors, in addition to the two already under implementation. Feasibility studies are being undertaken; once the freight corridors are completed, train speed will be enhanced.

Seafood exporters criticize freight increases

The shipping services sector pays little attention to the scale of port handling rates set by the Indian Tariff authority, and the port of Kochi has recently increased handling rates tot he detriment of seafood exporters.  Handling rates compare unfavourable ...Read More

Environmental approval for freight corridor

The dedicated rail freight corridor in India has received environmental approval for the section running through Sanjay Gandhi National Park.  The railway companies believe that the dedicated freight corridor will completely change freight capacity.  Double decker heavy halo trains will ...Read More

Japan helps finance Indian freight

The Japanese government has announced that it will be making loans of USD2.26 billion for the second phase of the ambitious Delhi-Mumbai freight corridor. Japan will also be helping to finance a third infrastructural project in south India. the Japanese Prime ...Read More

India shipping to begin recovery

India's biggest shipping firm predicts that the shipping industries will begin recovering in the middle of next year.  The mis-match of demand and supply of vessels will end.  According to the company's chief executive, tanker and container freight will recover ...Read More

Idle Freight Trains in India

In New Delhi, about 300 freight trains are lying idle because they have no cargo to carry, in spite of 20% growth in freight earnings in the first five months of the fiscal year. July to September is usually the ...Read More

Sweden – India Route

An international logistics operator has launched two new LCL ocean freight services between India and Sweden and between India and the UK. The Swedish service will be  direct from Nhava Sheva to Gothenburg and transit time will be reduced to ...Read More

Deadly snake in shipping container

A saw-scaled viper, known as the world's deadliest snake, was found curled in the corner of a shipping container in Tilbury last month.  The snake, which had travelled from India in the container, can cause fatal internal bleeding in its ...Read More

Indian Rail Freight suffers in blackout

The three-day long power blackout in India a couple of weeks ago caused major problems for the rail freight sector, but road freight and air freight were largely unaffected. With the threat of millions of stranded passengers, the authorities chose ...Read More

New container freight station for India

A new container freight station in Kerala, India, is the first to serve the new International Container Transshipment terminal in Kochi.  The facility has warehousing and container storage facilities, and a separate are for customs authorities to inspect cargo on ...Read More

India to export wheat

India has a massive stockpile of wheat which is surplus to its requirements.  The State Trading Corporation is inviting wheat traders to buy this surplus stock.  If the offer is well received, this huge amount of exports will help to ...Read More

New container offices at Chennai port

Five new offices have been opened at Chennai port zero gate in India in order to speed up the customs clearance of freight containers. The new facility was opened officially by the Shipping Secretary, P.K. Sinha, last Friday. Local logistics suppliers ...Read More

Hyderabad Freight Ambitions

Hyderabad in India is aiming to become the main air freight hub for the country. Airlines are increasing their freighter services to and from Hyderabad, improving links with East and North Asia. The airport is within two hours flying time ...Read More

Container terminal for India

Jawaharlal Nehru Port in India has revealed plans for a fifth container terminal to accommodate the increase in freight volumes which they are expecting.  This is a long term project for India's largest container gateway. Shipping lines have been forced ...Read More

New Freight Container Ports for India

The Indian Ministry of Shipping unveiled plans to triple its exports of merchandise by March 2017.  Part of the plan is to create seven new ports, as so far export growth has been limited by inadequate investment in infrastructure. Freight ...Read More

New port terminal for Sri Lanka

A new container terminal at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka will be built with the help of finance from China. The agreement between Sri Lanka Ports Authority and Colombo International Container Terminals (a consortium between a Chinese and ...Read More

Port Strike in India

With container movement already being delayed due to lack of gates, the situation has now been made worse by a flash strike which started on Friday. As of yesterday morning, over 500 vehicles, including export containers, lined up for over 8 ...Read More

Record Exports from Scotland

Food exports from Scotland passed £1bn last year according to figures from HM Revenue and Customs.  Sales of salmon and potatoes were particularly strong, while nearly two thirds of food sales came from fish and shellfish, which increased by 12% ...Read More

Mumbai Congestion

Container shipping lines are imposing surcharges on shippers, to recoup the extra costs caused by drastic congestion at Mumbai, the busiest port in India.  The port has been suffering equipment failure, work to replace cranes and monsoon delays. The Western ...Read More

India invests in ports and shipping

India's Ministry of Shipping is forming a new port operating and shipping company called Indian Ports Global.  The company will act as the investment arm of the Ministry and will operate terminals all over the world to help boost trade ...Read More

Freight corridor for India

The World Bank is to  provide  a $975 million loan for a freight only railway line to enable more efficient movement of raw materials and goods between Northern and Eastern India. The loan  will finance approx 1,100 km of the 1,800 ...Read More