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India eyes new export markets

The ministry of commerce in India is working on a plan to diversify its export destinations, and ship cargo such as electronics goods, drugs, engineering g...
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Posted on May 15, 2024

UK’s apparel imports from India may surpass pre-COVID levels

UK’s apparel imports from India were $1.046 billion in January-August 2022, close to the imports of $1.094 billion in the whole of 2021. Imports this yea...
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Posted on November 3, 2022

Indian Tea exporters optimistic

Until now, tea exports from India to Iran have been gaining momentum since 2013 and broke all records in 2019 (January-December) to reach 53.45 million kg ...
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Posted on March 27, 2020

Nigerian Government urged to suspend Customs revenue target

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been urged to cancel the revenue target given to the Customs Service. The outbreak of the corona virus pandemic which...
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Posted on March 26, 2020

Sugar exports from India increasing

Although domestic sugar production in India during the current 2019-20 crushing season fell by 30 per cent, mills have signed sugar export contracts worth ...
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Posted on January 9, 2020

Gems & jewellery exports from India fall sharply in August

In India the gems and jewellery industry is in a difficult period as the reduction in export volumes is increasing every month. There was an 11 per cen...
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Posted on September 20, 2019

India Exports increase

Merchandise exports from India rebounded and grew 2.25% in July, helped by increased shipments of organic goods, drugs and pharmaceuticals. Imports fell, n...
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Posted on August 18, 2019

Drug exports from India rise on disruption in China

Exports of bulk drugs from India have been growing in double digits during the financial year 2019. This period that was marked by drug shortages in the g...
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Posted on May 8, 2019

Basmati exports down

India’s basmati exports have dropped by 89,000 tonnes in the first quarter of the current financial year. This is because of due Iran’s embargo from I...
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Posted on August 19, 2018

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 ...
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Posted on September 27, 2016

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 year...
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Posted on April 3, 2015

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 b...
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Posted on March 20, 2015

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 correspondin...
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Posted on October 19, 2014

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 rece...
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Posted on August 28, 2014

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...
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Posted on July 27, 2014

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...
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Posted on July 11, 2014

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 ...
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Posted on July 1, 2014

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...
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Posted on June 30, 2014

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 ove...
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Posted on May 6, 2014

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 b...
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Posted on May 4, 2014

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 b...
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Posted on April 5, 2014

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 ...
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Posted on March 21, 2014

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. I...
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Posted on February 25, 2014

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 ...
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Posted on February 22, 2014

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 ha...
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Posted on February 2, 2014

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 incr...
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Posted on January 13, 2014

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 off...
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Posted on December 30, 2013

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 trai...
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Posted on December 29, 2013

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 pe...
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Posted on December 21, 2013

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 ...
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Posted on December 17, 2013

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, ow...
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Posted on June 18, 2013

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 transp...
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Posted on June 1, 2013

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 underta...
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Posted on March 1, 2013

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 recent...
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Posted on January 13, 2013

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...
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Posted on January 12, 2013

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....
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Posted on December 4, 2012

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 ...
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Posted on October 10, 2012

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 mon...
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Posted on September 26, 2012

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 s...
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Posted on September 21, 2012

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 ...
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Posted on September 8, 2012

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 l...
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Posted on August 13, 2012

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...
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Posted on June 25, 2012

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 ...
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Posted on May 15, 2012

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 wa...
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Posted on May 10, 2012

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, im...
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Posted on April 20, 2012

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. ...
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Posted on September 25, 2011

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 f...
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Posted on September 5, 2011

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 Autho...
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Posted on August 28, 2011

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...
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Posted on August 23, 2011

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...
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Posted on August 18, 2011
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