Industry park to drive Abu Dhabi’s $ 7 b new port

Published : 12:00 am  October 15, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  358 views  |  

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi’s new Khalifa Port, built at a cost of $7.1 billion, expects to reach an initial target for container handling capacity in five years on the back of a growing industrial park nearby, a top executive of the management company said.  Read More →


Singapore to consolidate all container port activities at Tuas

Published : 12:00 am  October 15, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  699 views  |  

Singapore will work towards consolidating all container port activities at Tuas over the long term as recommended by Singapore’s Economic Strategies Committee.  Read More →


Bright side of the three Cs of shipping

Published : 12:00 am  October 15, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  238 views  |  

Taking a prescriptive look at the unique challenges facing India’s maritime industry, the eighth India Shipping Summit drew to a highly stimulating close last week in Mumbai. Against the backdrop of sharp falls in freight rates, oversupply of tonnage, the slower rate of growth in India and the global economic depression, there were many positive perspectives put forward by the participants.  Read More →


Rotterdam turns to LNG for cleaner shipping

Published : 12:00 am  October 15, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  339 views  |  

AMSTERDAM (Reuters): Rotterdam, Europe’s biggest port, plans cleaner gas-fuelled ships, cutting the use of sulphur-heavy marine fuel oil.  Read More →


Putting SES back on track: Europe’s top aviation priority

Published : 12:00 am  October 15, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  198 views  |  

Geneva: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reacted positively to statements made today by Siim Kallas, Vice President of the European Commission, asserting that delivering a fully functioning Single European Sky (SES) is Europe’s top aviation priority.  Read More →


Maersk cuts Asia to Europe capacity as growth stalls

Published : 12:00 am  October 15, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  268 views  |  

Says sees no growth on Asia to Europe trade in 2012 Says has seen fall in trade volume as economies weaken COPENHAGEN (Reuters): Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Friday its container shipping unit would cut further capacity on the core Asia to Europe trade following low demand which shows no sign of improving.  Read More →


Air India takes delivery of first South Carolina-made Boeing 787

Published : 12:00 am  October 8, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  441 views  |  

NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters): Representatives from Air India took delivery on Friday of the first Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner made in South Carolina and the first manufactured outside Boeing Commercial Airplane’s headquarters in Washington state.  Read More →


Airbus lags Boeing in nine-month plane orders

Published : 12:00 am  October 8, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  309 views  |  

PARIS (Reuters): European planemaker Airbus won less than half as many aircraft orders as Boeing in the first nine months of the year as its U.S. arch-rival benefited from a surge in demand for its new fuel-efficient single-aisle model.  Read More →


Greatship Ragini floats for the first time

Published : 12:00 am  October 8, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,132 views  |  

Greatship Ragini, the final vessel of a series of three Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels being built by Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) for Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte Limited of Singapore, was ceremonially launched at the auspicious time of 02:07 p.m. on 28 September 2012.  Read More →


DP World tops India port contract bid

Published : 12:00 am  October 8, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

DP World, the global port operator based in Dubai, has emerged as the lone bidder for developing a new container loading facility at Jawaharlal Nehru port near Mumbai as India’s busiest container port seeks to expand much-needed capacity.  Read More →


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