Container freight stations at JNPT come under attack by retrenched workers
Container freight stations (CFS) servicing Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) faced mob attacks in two separate incidents recently after they laid off staff due to a dip in business with the introduction of direct port delivery in early 2017. Buses carrying CFS employees of APM Terminals Inland Services were the target of attack by ‘some retrenched contract workers’ on August 3 and September 10. APM Terminals, which runs two CFSs near India’s busiest container gateway, is a unit of Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk Group A/S that also runs Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipping company.
PSA opens its big box terminal at JNPT
Singapore’s PSA International Pte Ltd opened a swanky new container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) near here on Friday morning. Capt Cristian Ungureanu, a Romanian national, steered container ship Centaurus to berth. Hundreds of cargo containers were on board the Marshall Islands-flagged vessel owned by Greek firm Unitized Ocean Transport Ltd and chartered by French line CMA CGM S A to operate on its Swahili Express (SWAX). The service (India — Middle East — Africa trade lane) is run by a consortium of CMA CGM and Emirates Shipping Line, connecting JNPT with Jebal Ali, Khor al Fakkan, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam and Djibouti. The first container was unloaded by one of the six 65-tonne super post panamax quay cranes made by South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd and erected at the 1-km-long quay or berth around 10.45 am following a puja.
MANSA welcomes Mumbai Port decision for round the clock cargo handling operation
Mumbai and Nhava Sheva Ship Agents Association has welcomed Mumbai Port’s decision to implement round the clock 24 hours cargo handling operations which was other wise 22 hours in the past.Upload News