India

All Indian major ports run on solar and wind energy

Indian Major ports have turned to use renewable energy in order to cut costs and reduce the emissions. Namely, India is the first nation to have all government-owned ports running on solar and wind energy.

Dangerous scrapping reported in Alang shipbreaking yard

A BBC Disclosure documentary investigation conducted by Mark Daly and Chris Foote journalists, revealed how shipbreaking activities in Alang, India caused severe harm to the environment. The disclosure pays attention to the illegally export attempt of a trio of floating rigs full of asbestos and mercury from the Scottish Cromarty Firth.

Liberian ships urged to be cautious of Indian plastic ban

Following India’s ban on single use plastic from onboard vessels, the Liberian Maritime Authority reminds all Liberia-flagged vessels sailing to India of what to keep in mind, from which single use plastics are acceptable, to the importance of implementing a Ship Execution Plan (SEP).

India sees 15% decline of coal imports at its 12 major ports

Thermal coal imports at India’s 12 major ports declined 14.98% with 74.60 million tonnes (MT) during the fiscal year of April 2019-January 2020, compared to 87.74 MT of the dry fuel in the same period of the previous year, according to data provided by the Indian Ports Association.

Two incidents against ships in India last week

In its weekly report for 18-24 February, ReCAAP ISC informed of two incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia, both of which were CAT 4 (least significant) incidents. One occurred to a tanker while underway off Gujarat, India; and another to another tanker at Kakinada anchorage, India.

New LNG terminal at Karaikal Port to boost natural gas supply in India

Singapore-based LNG company AG&P announced plans for a new LNG Import Facility at Karaikal Port, Puducherry, paving the way to broader access to natural gas as a primary fuel in South India. The Karaikal LNG Import Facility (Karaikal LNG) is expected to commence commercial operations by Q4 2021.

Coronavirus negatively impacts Indian shipping and ports

While recovery of rates in the shipping segments was indicative of improvement in global trade environment, driven by some agreement on US-China trade issues, and the impact of IMO 2020 on tanker segments, the coronavirus outbreak has negatively affected many shipping sectors.

Chinese containers stranded at Indian ports

Following the coronavirus spread, thousands of containers reported to be stranded around Indian ports, since their cargo documentations which provide the details of the goods inside the container boxes are in the closed Chinese offices.

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