ReCAAP ISC: Piracy and armed robbery in Asia decreased by 25% in 2018

ReCAAP ISC published its annual report ‘Piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia’, addressing that piracy and armed robbery have experienced a decrease by 25%. Additionally, the number of actual incidents showed a reduction of 31%. To this result, the number of incidents remains at a low level, in comparison to previous years. There was no actual incident of hijacking of ships for oil cargo theft in 2018.

India’s major ports note 3.77% volume growth

The major ports of India together handled 518.6 million tonnes of cargo during the period April to December 2018, compared to 499.7 million tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year, noting a growth of 3.77%. 

India, Denmark sign agreement to strengthen maritime bonds

The Indian Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding on Maritime issues between India and Denmark. The MoU will be signed during the upcoming visit of Denmark official to India in January, 2019.

EIA: Middle East, Africa, Asia drive energy consumption growth

Energy consumption in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa is grow rapidly, with about 20% growth in each region between 2010 and 2016, according to data in EIA’s International Energy Statistics database. Furthermore, petroleum and other liquid fuels are the main form of energy consumed.

ICD in India receives clearance for handling hazardous chemicals

APM Terminals Inland Services’ integrated Inland Container Depot and supply chain solutions facility at Chakan, Pune was awarded an environmental clearance to store, handle, transport, and deliver hazardous chemicals in any form. Th is the first time such a clearance has been awarded to an ICD in India.

IWAI, Cochin Shipyard partner for waterways to go green

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will use methanol as a marine fuel retrofitting its work boats with engines that could run with the green fuel. Cochin Shipyard would retrofit the boats at its facility in Kolkata. The shipyard had recently formed a joint venture with the city-based Hooghly Dock & Port Engineers.

Coal production in India reaches 430 million tonne till November

The raw coal production during April to November 2018, reached the 433.896 million tonne (mt) compared to 394.910 mt during the same period of 2017, according to the Ministry of Coal. The overall growth in Coal production during the period stood at 9.8%.

50 MW LNG fueled power plant to be built in India

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stone of the 50 MW LNG Based Power Project on 30th December, 2018 at Hope Town, South Andaman. The 50 MW LNG based power plant will be established by NTPC and is expected to improve the quality of life of the residents of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Indian ports achieve 4.83% growth

India informed that is major ports have achieved a growth of 4.83%. Namely, altogether the ports handled 461.21 million tonnes of cargo during the period for April to November, 2018. The 461.21 million tonnes handling compares to the 439.96 million tonnes handled during April to November, 2017.

India starts project to promote methanol as marine fuel

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) decided to start a project to present the use of methanol as maritime fuel. This is an attempt to boost shipping on Indian waterways. Namely, orders have been placed to Cochin Shipyard to retrofit vessels to run on methanol.


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