Gard has received numerous reports of abandoned or otherwise uncollected containers in ports in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In this light, the Indian Supreme Court decided that ports are not entitled to levy storage/demurrage charges for abandoned cargo against shipowners and agents.
Adani Ports and Special economic Zone Limited (APSEZ) has signed up for the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Through SBTi, companies are responding by committing to set science-based emissions reduction targets that are consistent with keeping global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Mumbai Port informed that it simultaneously signed-off of 912 crew from Cruise ship ‘Anthem of Seas’ and an equal number on another cruise ship ‘Celebrity Infinity’ in a single day on June 16, 2020.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, India’s 12 major ports marked a 21% drop in their cargo volumes, at 47.42 million tonnes (MT) during April 2020, as Indian Ports Association (IPA) reported.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, India’s major container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) managed to mark a 283.802 TEU throughput concerning cargo handling, during April 2020.
Container cargo volumes at Indian ports could drop by as much as 16% in FY21. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has plummeted consumer demand.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the major disruptions that has caused, container cargo volumes at Indian ports are estimated to drop by 16% in FY21. Namely, due to the lockdown, consumer demand has dropped significantly bringing negative impacts on the supply chain.
India is on lockdown until 3rd May 2020, with Peter Deubet, Head of the Hamburg Representative Office Mumbai, and his colleague Lea Miram, Hamburg Business Manager in Mumbai, reporting that logistics costs for the transport of goods are expected to rise.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, India started to ease the backlog of ships and containers that had congested in its ports due to the outbreak. Specifically, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and the Port of Chennai informed that are operational and begging to return to normal.
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.
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