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Hapag-Lloyd launches new Africa service
Middle East-India-Africa Express (MIAX) to start operations in October 2019 Hapag-Lloyd is expanding its African liner services and will offer its MIAX (Middle East-India-Africa Express) service starting in October 2019. It will include direct connections between the Arabian Gulf, India, Colombo (Sri Lanka), La Réunion, South Africa and West Africa.
JNPT reduces number of documents to ease business
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) chairperson Anil Diggikar has said they have reduced the number of documents required by the port to bring down the waiting time for tractor trailers (TT). “First thing we did was to reduce the number of documents required by the port. Currently, we require only one document from the trade and that too is made online. This obviously helped in reducing the waiting time for tractor trailers (TT),” said an official statement quoting Diggikar. Stating that the ease of doing business at JNPT is at par with its global counterparts now, Diggikar said: “The major initiatives taken by JNPT are switching over to e-platform for all its commercial procedures and improving its road infrastructure to streamline the traffic.” http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/jnpt-reduces-number-of-documents-to-ease-business/
New container terminal to open at JNPT
A new berth container terminal, set up by DP World at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Nhava Sheva near Mumbai, will be operational on July 2. Apart from easing congestion, the terminal will enhance the total container handling capacity at JNPT, India’s biggest container port, to more than 5 million (twenty foot equivalent container units) TEUs, a top official said. The terminal, with a capacity to handle 0.8 million TEU, has come up with an investment of over $200 million (approximately Rs 1,350 crore), and it is located next to the 1.2 million TEU-capacity Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), a DP World operated terminal at JNPT. Source: The HinduUpload News