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India's Shipping Sector

Postby D_Prem » 16 Aug 2005 11:05

This thread is specifically for India's shipping and fisheries sector

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Postby D_Prem » 16 Aug 2005 11:07

As a start I'll contribute this article:

India Shipping meet to attract Middle East:
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArti ... iness&col=

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Postby Himanshu » 13 Sep 2005 12:53

We hardly have a presence in the Shipping world I guess.. Where can I get figures on the Indian Shipping Industry...

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Postby arun » 15 Sep 2005 17:01

Try the Indian National Shipowners Association :

http://www.insa.org.in

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Postby Vick » 23 Sep 2005 00:34

ABG plans initial float for Dahej project

“We are constructing Rs 450 crore shipyard in Dahej with 120,000 dead weight tonne (DWT) capacity. We are planning to raise Rs 150-180 crore from capital market to fund this project,” Rishi Agarwal, managing director, said.

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Postby Suraj » 15 Oct 2005 01:45

Reliance to spend $1.1 billion / Rs.5000cr on 25 ship fleet
The country's largest private sector company needs to acquire these ships to support the proposed doubling of its petroleum refining capacity at the Jamnagar complex from 30 million tonnes to 60 million tonnes with an investment of Rs 25,000 crore ($5.5 billion), sources in the company said.


I hope Indian shipbuilders get a big part of these, rather then sending it all to Hyundai Heavy Industries or Mitsubishi Shipyards.

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Postby Roy » 15 Oct 2005 01:50

L&T has stated in its last annual report that it intends to get into ship-building.

Korean shipyards are currently overbooked with long lead times for specialized vessels such as LNG carriers.

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Postby Vick » 18 Nov 2005 01:01

India's gonna need bigger ports...

SCI to buy 26 ships for Rs 5,154 cr

Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) will acquire 26 vessels at a cost of Rs 5,154 crore over the next 16 months.

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Postby bala » 18 Nov 2005 01:33

India's ports require big time investment and capacity addition to handle the 8% GDP growth and 20+% export/import growth. Even today the average time for unloading/loading a ship is way too much compared to Singapore/Shanghai/Taiwan. Efficient ports are an economic multiplier. Everyone recognizes this and acts swiftly. Case in point, Governor
Arnold Swartzeneggar of California after touring China has a mission to improve aging infrastructure in California. He wants ports to operate 24hrs and speed up the cargo traffic from China lest it be shunted to Seattle Washington. However the Indian shipping minister/babu besides pushing files have done precious little in strategic capacity planning and modernization. Time to 10 x the goals and have 365 x 7 x 24 hr operations.

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Postby arun » 16 Dec 2005 19:53

Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, T.R. Baalu :

The Minister also informed the Members that Indian Merchant Navy Fleet has registered a record growth and grown to 8.32 million gross tonnage as on 30th November 2005 and was expected to cross the 10 million gross tonnage mark very soon.

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Postby Singha » 11 May 2006 20:44

bala, the Pearl river estuary zone itself has NINE deep water ports capable of taking the largest container ships. and more towns there want their own !! :D
three huge airports shenzhen, guangzhou and zhuhai. I counted a final phase of 85 gates in the guangzhou model plan.

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Postby ASPuar » 11 May 2006 23:55

arun wrote:Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, T.R. Baalu :

The Minister also informed the Members that Indian Merchant Navy Fleet has registered a record growth and grown to 8.32 million gross tonnage as on 30th November 2005 and was expected to cross the 10 million gross tonnage mark very soon.

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Pfft...

Heres the shipping registry figures for Liberia...

http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/fa ... html#Trans

Merchant marine:
total: 1,533 ships (1000 GRT or over) 56,681,509 GRT/88,825,842 DWT
:shock: :shock: :shock:

By type: barge carrier 9, bulk carrier 290, cargo 82, chemical tanker 189, combination ore/oil 14, container 409, liquefied gas 75, passenger 3, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 355, refrigerated cargo 55, roll on/roll off 6, specialized tanker 11, vehicle carrier 34
foreign-owned: 1,460 (Argentina 8, Australia 2, Austria 14, The Bahamas 2, Bermuda 1, Brazil 4, Canada 4, Chile 1, China 35, Croatia 6, Cyprus 6, Denmark 5, France 3, Germany 510, Greece 229, Hong Kong 40, India 4, Indonesia 1, Isle of Man 5, Israel 5, Italy 20, Japan 100, Kuwait 1, Latvia 17, Lebanon 1, Monaco 11, Netherlands 13, Norway 46, Poland 14, Russia 65, Saudi Arabia 24, Singapore 16, Slovenia 2, Sweden 8, Switzerland 7, Taiwan 68, Thailand 1, Turkey 2, Ukraine 15, UAE 15, UK 49, US 77, Uruguay 3) (2005)

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Postby ASPuar » 11 May 2006 23:58

Suraj wrote:Reliance to spend $1.1 billion / Rs.5000cr on 25 ship fleet
The country's largest private sector company needs to acquire these ships to support the proposed doubling of its petroleum refining capacity at the Jamnagar complex from 30 million tonnes to 60 million tonnes with an investment of Rs 25,000 crore ($5.5 billion), sources in the company said.


I hope Indian shipbuilders get a big part of these, rather then sending it all to Hyundai Heavy Industries or Mitsubishi Shipyards.


Going by the rather excruciatingly slow build times in Indian yards, I suspect that Hyundai Pohang, or Kure will receive most of the orders. They might go Chinese too. The chinese are getting quite good at building ships fast. And theyre much cheaper than Japan.

Its possible that ABG might get a contract or two.

Theyre buying at a really bad time though. Petrochemical product and crude tankers are selling at an all time premium right now.

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Postby wrdos » 12 May 2006 06:05

ASPuar wrote:
Suraj wrote:Reliance to spend $1.1 billion / Rs.5000cr on 25 ship fleet
The country's largest private sector company needs to acquire these ships to support the proposed doubling of its petroleum refining capacity at the Jamnagar complex from 30 million tonnes to 60 million tonnes with an investment of Rs 25,000 crore ($5.5 billion), sources in the company said.


I hope Indian shipbuilders get a big part of these, rather then sending it all to Hyundai Heavy Industries or Mitsubishi Shipyards.


Going by the rather excruciatingly slow build times in Indian yards, I suspect that Hyundai Pohang, or Kure will receive most of the orders. They might go Chinese too. The chinese are getting quite good at building ships fast. And theyre much cheaper than Japan.

Its possible that ABG might get a contract or two.

Theyre buying at a really bad time though. Petrochemical product and crude tankers are selling at an all time premium right now.


Ship building is a dying industry in Japan, as it was in Britain and the US during 1950s and 1960s. The country is simply too expensive to such an already low technology industry.

I guess South Korean giants will keep their lead for the next 10 years before Chinese take the turn in a year around 2015.

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Hello,my friends in India.My name is Alex Chen,I'm now in shanghai.Believe you and your family have a good weekend.
Due to the fast development of India economics, the import and outport tansportation are becoming more and more "hot",especially for containers' tansportantion. That means the cooperation between shippers and carriers are very impotant in the future.So promise me to intoduce "CSCL",the 5th largest ships owner of the world as below:
China Shipping Container Lines Company Limited (“CSCLâ€

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Postby uddu » 14 May 2006 11:18

Stop posting advertisements in BR forum.

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Is this a "India shipping sector"?If it's, so my w

Postby alexshanghai » 14 May 2006 11:43

Dear Uddu,
Is this a "India shipping sector"?If it's, so my word is suitable.

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Postby uddu » 14 May 2006 11:48

No Mr.Alex, you are putting an advertisement which gives details about your company and the special offer for Indians and Indian companies. You can contact business people through other forums not by posting in this forum which is dedicated to defence related discussions. And especially this thread is about Indian Shipping sector and not Chinese shipping sector. Also you are not supposed to post any advertisements.

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Postby Omar » 10 Jul 2006 09:55

India-based Great Eastern Shipping Orders Two Product Tankers

Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd (GE Shipping) on Thursday announced that with a view to modernizing its fleet, the Company has ordered two new building Long Range One (LR1) Product tankers from STX Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Korea. The vessels, of around 74,500 dwt each, are due for delivery during Q3 FY 2008-09.

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Postby arun » 10 Jul 2006 11:18

Indian Tonnage has steadily grown in the last 18 months. Indian tonnage as on 1.6.2004 was 7.05 million Gross Tonnage(GT) which has increased to 8.59 million GT as on 1.5.2006


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Postby Paul » 11 Jul 2006 01:51

http://www.asianage.com/


New shipping protocol with India is opposed 7/10/2006 11:24:26 PM
- By Our Pakistan Correspondent


Islamabad, July 10: Pakistan’s maritime experts have opposed the signing of a new shipping protocol with India saying that it will be disastrous for the shipping business and the country’s economy.

"We have a fleet of only 14 ships and these ships are handling five per cent of the total dry cargo being exported or imported through our ports, while the foreign flag vessels carry the remaining bulk. Out of these 14 ships, two tankers are going to be scrapped at the end of this year. On the other hand, India has more than 350 ships, including small and large capacity holders. How can we compete with them," Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal, president of the Pakistan Merchant Navy Officers Association, said.

"Our cargo ships fleet is in a miserable condition, which could be assessed from the fact that two of the national flag carrier tankers, namely Swat and Jauhar, were not having their own power generation units. One bulk carrier, Kaghan, was purchased by the organisation, but it was docked in China since the last two months for repair purposes," Mr Iqbal told The Asian Age.

Mr Iqbal severely criticised the circles, which were presenting a rosy picture with reference to the signing of a new shipping protocol with India. These circles insist on formal implementation of the amendments, which India and Pakistan had agreed to last year to include them in the 1975 Shipping Protocol. The Indian cabinet, so far, has failed to secure its approval, while the Pakistani cabinet has given its nod.

He said: "It is wrongly being reported that Pakistani shipowners were eyeing India’s 500-million-ton annual freight market, which will be opened to them after the Indian cabinet has given its approval to the amendments to the ‘restrictive’ clauses 3 and 5 of the existing protocol. This will allow the two sides to lift cargo for third country from their ports on flag vessels of either country."

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http://www.hindu.com/2006/09/14/stories ... 090100.htm



Rs. 1,400-cr. shipbuilding yard planned for Tuticorin

R. Vimal Kumar

Expected to generate employment for about 5,000 persons

Tuticorin: The Tuticorin Port Trust plans to establish a shipbuilding yard on its premises on an outlay of Rs. 1,400 crore, to be built on build-operate-transfer (BOT) or lease basis.

Korea Maritime Consultants Company Limited, which conducted a feasibility study, submitted its report to the port authorities a few days ago.

Speaking to The Hindu , N.K. Raghupathy, Chairman, TPT, said the proposed facility would be established on 49.68 hectares — 31.68 ha of reclaimed area and 18 ha of waterfront. "We plan to build six Panamax-size vessels every year," he said.

The yard would have a building dock of 390 metres in length, 65 metres in breadth and 10 metres in height and five berths with a total length of 1,200 metres.

The other facilities include a pipe fabrication and assembly unit, pre-erection yard, galvanising unit, hull fabrication section and provision to stack steel, pipes and hull blocks.

About 60,000 to 66,000 tonnes of steel meant for shipbuilding would be handled at the yard in a year.

Mr. Raghupathy said the yard would provide employment to 5,000 persons.

More jobs will be generated


"The ancillary units that will come up once the yard is established will generate more jobs," he said.

Construction of the yard would be completed in four years, once the Centre accorded statutory clearance, he said.



Hopefully this means greater synergy between Korean and Indian Shipping cos in the shipping Industry and Port sector as well.

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Postby Tilak » 01 Oct 2006 07:32

Shipping lines start new Asia-India-US route
Saturday, September 30, 2006

Hanjin Shipping Company, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (KLine), Yang Ming and the United Arab Shipping Company (UASQ) have launched a new service linking two of the fastest grooving export markets, South East Asia and India and Sri Lanka with the Mediterranean Sea and the US East Coast.

The new service named SINA Will have the following port rotation: Singapore, Colombo, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Port Said, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Port Said, Jeddah and Singapore. Transit time in the important Nhava. Sheva to New York market will be a very competitive 19 days, a statement said.

The SINA Service will start from end of November 2006, deploying eight vessels in the 3,500  4,000 teu capacity range.

Providing weekly, fixed weekday service with each of the four parties deploying two vessels, the SINA service will cater for cargo in the South East Asia to the US East Coast as well as the India to US East Coast markets.

With East and Westbound calls at Port Said the new service will also provide competitive transit tunes to from Egypt and the East Mediterranean markets.-TradeArabia News Service

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Postby VickersB » 02 Oct 2006 22:40

What security do these containers go through when the arrive at ports in India? There were a lot of security concerns last year when a couple of bombs exploded in the steel yards of some companies (Bhushan steel) and killed a couple of people. There are millions of these containers on ships going cross oceans - who's to say what happens in transit? This kind of security should be taken seriously by the Indian authorities and triple varify the contents of a container and keep track from when they leave port and when they arrive at one.

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Postby VickersB » 03 Oct 2006 02:21

Let's not forget the sea ports - this is exactly what I'm talking about.

From Deccan Chronicle, 2 oct., 2006
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‘Dirty bombs’ hold a real threat in India


New Delhi, Oct. 1: Airports in India could be targeted by terrorist using “dirty bombs,â€

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Postby Singha » 15 Oct 2006 07:02

Hanjin :twisted: another of my demands tabled long back. good good.
I want to see MAN and Volvo haulers speeding on our open highways hauling those 40 ft boxes...in the lakhs. and giant 20000 unit container ships massing off the reliance SEZ.

at present there is no automated X-ray, explosives residue and radiation detection in indian ports. in US also I dont think they can scan all containers yet but ships touching ports like karachi and dubai are probably given the 101% treatment.

in Rotterdam when a shipment leaves , the entire truck goes into a garage where it is X-rayed by a moving machine and results analysed for a few mins. catches illegal migrants I guess and obvious stuff like guns or nuclear bums but not carefully prepared RDX,

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Postby shyamd » 24 Oct 2006 02:05

India is port of call for global shipping lines
P R Sanjai / Mumbai October 24, 2006
Foreign shipping lines are cashing in on the boom in the Indian container market. All global container carriers are either starting new services or enhancing their services connecting India, China and the Far East.

Going by preliminary estimates, foreign shipping lines are expected to start at least 10 new container services by the end of the year. The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) is also in the process of tying up with overseas partners.

Sources said Gateway Terminals India, the third container terminal at JN Port, operated by Container Corporation of India and Danish shipping line Maersk, has received over 40 applications from overseas shipping companies for berths.

“With the availability of cheap labour and value-added services, India and China are becoming hubs for semi-manufactured and manufactured goods. This has led to a huge increase in container shipping services,â€

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Postby arun » 25 Oct 2006 09:42

[quote]Companies on $5-billion shopping spree

Corporate Bureau

With international sea-borne business on a high tide, Indian shipping companies have never had a more buoyant outlook.

Despite the fact that ship prices are about double of what they were two years ago, domestic shipping companies have planned a cumulative outlay of $5 billion over the next four-five years.

At least $4 billion of that would be towards replacing nearly 56% of India’s ships that have to be scrapped in the next five years, according to the Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA).

Industry leaders like Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), GE Shipping and Essar Shipping have already been on an expansion spree. Mid-sized companies like Varun Shipping and Shreyas Shipping also have fleet expansion plans.

The average age of the Indian fleet is about 18 years and 40% of the ships are more than 20 years old, according to INSA secretary-general, SS Kulkarani. In comparison, internationally, all ships over 17 years must be overhauled and re-deployed if they need to continue in service. Even after that, they can serve only up to the age of 25 years. Internationally, the average age for retiring a ship is 22 years.

Most private Indian company owned ships are single-hull, all of which have to be phased out by 2010 under India’s commitment to the International Maritime Organisation.

“For expansion and replacement, along with the International Maritime Organisation’s phase-out programme, the country will have to invest $4 billion by 2009,â€


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