JNPT achieves record-per day discharge of bulk cement

Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) achieved a new milestone in cargo handling of cement by registering record high of 9185MT in a day on 08/02/2020 on vessel MV Apinya Naree, surpassing earlier record of 9008 MT achieved on 16/01/2019 on MV BOONYA NAREE. The vessel APINYA NAREE was berthed at 23:18Hrs on 06/02/2020 at Shallow Water Berth No. 03 with total quantity of 20743 MT of cement. The vessel completed its operations at 13:30 hrs on 09/02/2020 and sailed at 17:30 hrs on 09/02/2020 with a turnaround time of 2.59 days. The consignment…

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Snapdeal expands logistics hubs network

Domestic e-commerce major Snapdeal, has expanded its logistics network by opening 15 new centres. The centers are close to manufacturing hubs and are located across 10 cities in India. The new centres are located in Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaipur, Indore, Hyderabad, Panipat, Gurugram, Mumbai, Bengaluru and New Delhi. In the metros, the new centres are located inside manufacturing hubs in areas like Kirti Nagar, Patparganj & Okhla (New Delhi), Reay Road (Mumbai) and Chandra Layout (Bengaluru).The new centres cater to the growing shipment volumes from manufacturers who are opting to sell…

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Nearly 20 percent decline in commercial vehicle sales in April- January period

According to the latest sales data shared by leading automobile industry body SIAM, the industry produced a total of 22,887,954 vehicles including Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheelers, Two Wheelers and Quadricycle in April-January 2020 as against 26,259,653 in April January 2019. Passenger Vehicles sales was 2,380,699 units in April-January 2020, compared to 2,813,285 units in April-January 2019.  Commercial Vehicles sales was 645,991 units in the same period which marks a decline of nearly 20 percent as compared to 810,853 units in April-January 2019. SIAM’s   January data also indicates that…

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First consignment of Nagpur orange dispatched to Dubai

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) which is spearheading the task of developing agri-export clusters in different parts of the country, recently facilitated transportation of first consignment of Nagpur oranges to Dubai. Total 1500 crates were loaded in the refrigerated container from Vanguard Health Care(VHT) facility. According to Maharashtra State Agriculture Department, 40 lakh hectare. land is under orange cultivation in Nagpur District and major orange growing pockets are Warud, Katol, Saoner, Kalameshwar and Narkhed in Nagpur and Amravati districts. In the whole region only one variety…

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Marginal fall in exports in January

The exports growth in January fell marginally by 1.66 percent which marks the sixth consecutive month of drop in exim trade. Total exports during the month stood at $25.97 billion and according to Sharad Kumar Saraf, President, FIEO, global and domestic factors have again pulled-down the monthly exports. “Besides protectionism and liquidity concerns coupled with sudden spread of Novel Coronavirus in the world’s second largest economy, China has further worsened the global sentiment and exporters are delaying their shipments. Other key factors including trade war, tension between Iran and the…

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NTPC deploys technological application for converting waste to energy

NTPC, India’s largest power producer, has claimed successfully implementing a technology to convert Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into high Gross calorific value (GCV) fuel . According to a company release, the new technology has been installed at NTPC Dadri Power plant where solid waste is being treated to produce coal. Presently, on a daily basis, 20 tonnes of solid waste is converted to produce 10 tonnes of coal pellets. The breakthrough in technology is expected to address the issue of air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, waste management and renewable energy…

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India Inc looks forward to US President’s visit

  India Inc is looking forward to the forthcoming visit of US President Donald Trump with excitement. The visit is expected to take the Indo-US economic relations to greater heights, as the world’s largest democracies would forge new strategic ties in the emerging global economic paradigm, ASSOCHAM Secretary General Deepak Sood said in a recent statement.   “’The US is India’s largest partner in trade in goods and services, besides investment. Most of the Fortune 500 US companies have an overwhelming presence in India, while leading Indian corporates in manufacturing and services have…

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Bajaj Auto unveils BS6 compliant Pulsar

Bajaj Auto has launched BS6 compliant motorcycles for Pulsar 150 and 150 Twin Disc variant. Pulsar 150 comes equipped with a Fuel Injection (FI) system. This FI system has been designed by the state-of-art R&D centre at Bajaj Auto along. This FI system ensures seamless power delivery, feather-touch start and optimum fuel efficiency. Most importantly, the Bajaj FI system is easy to maintain, ensuring that the transition to the new technology is seamless. Prices for the Pulsar 150 and 150 Twin Disc are at Rs 94 956/- & 98 835/-…

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FRAPORT to speed passengers through two Brazilian Airports

Fraport Brasil has installed SITA’s passenger processing technology at the two airports it manages in Brazil, Fortaleza Airport (FOR) and Porto Alegre Airport (POA). New self-service gates provide passengers with automated entry to the security checking area with a simple scan of their boarding pass. This will reduce queues and make the process four times as efficient. Andreea Pal, CEO of Fraport Brasil, said: “A significant part of our remit is to invest in infrastructure to transform the passenger experience and make operations highly efficient at these two airports. To do that, we need…

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Decks cleared for one more major port in West Coast

The Union Cabinet, in its meeting last week, has given its ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up a major port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra. For the project which would entail an investment of over Rs 60,000 crore, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) will be formed. Country’s leading container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) will be the lead partner of this SPV. The SPV will develop the port infrastructure including reclamation, construction of breakwater, besides establishing connectivity to the hinterland. All the business activities would be undertaken under PPP…

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