News Bulletin – 12 May 2018

1. Major Ports Register positive growth of 1.78% in April 2018

10 May 2018 : The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 1.78% and together handled 56.81 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April 2018 as against 55.82 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year. The Nine Ports Kolkata (including Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic.

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2. Major port workers unions plan indefinite strike 

9 May 2018 : Major port workers unions plan to go on an indefinite strike at all the 12 major ports on or after 30 May to press their demands, according to T Narendra Rao, general secretary of the Water Transport Workers’ Federation of India.

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3. The Longest Cruise in the World Takes Seafarers to 59 Countries Over 245 Days

8 May 2018 : The longest continuous cruise on the planet won’t take you around the world in 80 days, but it promises to get the job done in about eight months. The brand new Ultimate World Cruise from Viking Ocean Cruises is a dream come true for travellers with some time-and cash-to spare. Starting at about $93,000 per person, the luxury cruise will hit 59 countries spread across six continents. It leaves from London on August 31, 2019, circumnavigates Earth, and returns to the same city on May 2, 2020.

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4.‘Nautical standards necessary for efficient shipping’

7 May 2018 : It’s rather curious that the shipping sector, whose history goes back some 5,000 years, only recently adopted international standards for nautical port information. Numerous younger industries, including aviation and telephony, set up international standards a long time ago.’

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