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Shipping

Port of Oakland ready for alliance changes

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The Port of Oakland recently said that they expect to take on upcoming changes to container shipping alliances with little disruption. The Port expects cargo volume to hold steady once new alliances begin operation April 1. Fewer but larger ships will visit Oakland weekly, laden with more ocean containers.

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Survey: How can small carriers compete shipping alliances

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Xeneta issued a survey on the competence between big shipping alliances and smaller lines, stating that, in the current economic conditions, there aren't many shipping lines that can operate entirely on their own, as they cannot provide the required coverage all by themselves, so they enter shipping alliances. However, there must be ways that smaller lines can also offer value.

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New Ro-Ro terminal enhances traffic in India

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India's Ministry of Shipping announced that the country's Inland Waterways Authority carried out successful berthing operation of a vessel at its newly constructed permanent Roll-on Roll-off (Ro-Ro) terminal, on Brahmaputra river in Assam's Dhubri district, on March 4, 2017.

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Widening of Mumbai Harbour and JN Port Channels

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With increase in container cargo volume and increase in capacity of container carrying vessels fleet worldwide, JN Port has decided to handle new generation container vessels with wider beam and deeper drafts. Therefore, the Indian Ministry of Shipping has announced that fresh estimates of the second phase of project Deepening and Widening of Mumbai Harbour Channel and JN Port Channel have been approved.

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Australia proposes reforms in coastal shipping

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The Australian Department of Infrastructure and Development issued a Coastal Shipping Reforms Discussion Paper, where it suggests a change in current regulation of coastal trading, to ensure safe, secure and efficient coastal shipping as part of Australia’s national transport system.

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