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15 hours ago by arnekiel

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust provides armed piloting for ships
NAVI MUMBAI: While JNPT, country's biggest container cargo handling port — hub of Make in India dream project of export led growth of PM — raised its security to level two as per international ship and port facility security (ISPS) code, Uran township had less people on the road. People preferred indoors as the not many ventured out to shop, market, shops downed shutters, educational institutions closed, and so less flow of vehicles on the narrow town roads. timesofindia.indi...

15 hours ago by arnekiel

S'kan-Zamboanga ferry DANICA JOY 2 sinks
Kota Kinabalu: Some 799 passengers travelling to Zamboanga from Sandakan on the MV Danica Joy 2 can count their lucky stars that the vessel capsized just after the last passenger got off the vessel at the port there on Thursday night. The incident also means that thousands of Filipinos intending to return home would be stranded in Sabah for quite some time or until the operator, Philippine-based Alezon Shipping Lines, puts an alternative vessel on the route. Eleven Malaysians and an Australian were among the passengers in the vessel when it sank while unloading cargo. However, they were all safe. The vessel had just arrived from Sandakan when the incident happened. The Danica Joy 2 departed Sandakan Port Wednesday night and arrived in Zamboanga City at 8pm Thursday.

15 hours ago by arnekiel

Arab Contractors, Orascom to compete three tunnels in Suez Canal 2018-end
Egypt’s Arab Contractors (AC) and Orascom Construction expect to complete digging three tunnels under the Suez Canal by end of 2018, AC chairman Mohsen Salah announced this week. Building the three tunnels will be at cost of 18 billion Egyptian pounds ($2 billion), Salah added. The tunnels are part of major developmental projects in Suez Canal and linking the canal cities designated for cars and railway to ease trade activities, Salah said. He further said that two tunnels would be in Port Said for cars, and the third would be for railway linking east with west Suez Canal. Source: Amwal Alghad

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