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China to develop Yemen's 2 largest container ports 26 November 2013

China will work with Yemen to expand the two main container ports in the southern cities of Aden and Mokha at a total cost of USD 508 million, according to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

President Hadi, on his return from China, said Beijing would construct power plants in Yemen with total output of 5,000 megawatts, reported Saba, the official Yemeni news agency.

MRPL to shut a third of refinery units for catalyst rep 26 November 2013

The Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) will idle a third of its 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude processing capacity for 15 days in January as it plans to shut a hydrocracker for maintenance, a company source said.

MRPL plans to shut the 1.3 million tonnes a year hydrocracker from January 2 for 30 days for catalyst replacement, said the source, who had direct know...

Chinese firms offer to build rail link 26 November 2013

Consortium of two leading Chinese construction companies, CREC and Sinotec, has offered to construct strategic Gwadar-Khunjrab Rail Link at an estimated cost of INR250 billion including INR160 billion for infrastructure and INR90 billion for locomotives on electric traction basis in four years on soft term loan.

The offer was made on behalf of the Chinese companies Consortium by S...

NHPC power projects: Clearance delays lead to cost over 26 November 2013

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) is facing problems in its five power projects. The projects are facing cost over-runs due to delays in receiving environment and other regulatory clearances.

Teesta Low Dam IV (West Bengal), Subansiri Lower (Assam), Parbati II (Himachal Pradesh), Nimmo Bazgo and Uri II (Jammu & Kashmir) are the five projects under NHPC.

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Tender call for port cargo job 26 November 2013

The Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has invited global tenders for speedy establishment of containerized cargo handling.

The INR 387-crore project will be constructed in build-operate-transfer mode.

PPT chairman Sudhansu Sekhara Mishra said, “The state government had demanded installation of such a facility. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik had advised us to take steps in t...

Launching a single transport and logistics company will 26 November 2013

Launching a single transport and logistics company by the state-run railway companies of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus will bring Kazakhstan extra revenues of USD780 million, citing Askar Mamin, President of KazakhstanTemirZholy National Railways Company, as saying.

State-run railway companies of the three countries are working to launch a single logistics operator on parity basi...

China high-speed rail kills 4 rail workers 26 November 2013

A Chinese high-speed train killed 4 maintenance workers after a communication failure, state media reported Tuesday, the latest fatal incident on the country's flagship rail network.

The 21st Century Business Herald said, the D28 train was at least 11 minutes behind schedule when it hit five railway personnel maintaining and cleaning the track during what was supposed to be th...

Container traffic Slides at the ports of Seattle & Taco 26 November 2013

Combined container volume at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma declined 9.9% in October from a year earlier, to 285,161 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (TEU), extending a slide that began in February.

Loaded international containers moving through the Washington port complex dropped 14.1% from October 2012, with imports plummeting 23.2% and exports slipping 1.5%.

Total throu...

Nitan Paul as a new manager of Air India Express 26 November 2013

Nitan Paul will soon be taking over as manager of Air India (AI) and Air India Express in Doha.

Nitan Paul has more than 25 years of experience in the aviation sector.

Prior to his posting at Doha, he was posted as manager of AI at Jaipur, India.

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Kazakhstan planning to overhaul 302 railway stations by 26 November 2013

Railway stations in Kazakhstan will be overhauled by 2020, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing the country’s Minister of Transport and Communications Askar Zhumagulov as saying.

All 302 railway stations across Kazakhstan are to be overhauled. Plans are afoot to overhaul 11 out of 18 airports, with both airstrips and passenger terminals renovated in 5 of them and only passenger ter...

GAIL plans to set up CNG outlets on highways 26 November 2013

Gail plans to set up a network of compressed natural gas (CNG) stations along highways to facilitate movement of gas-run automobiles in the western region, Chairman BC Tripathi said, although there are doubts about the viability of the project.

CNG stations will be opened along the highways that would link Jalandhar to Mumbai, Mumbai to Goa and Goa to Bangalore in next couple of m...

Chinese PM visits Romania to invest in nuclear, wind po 26 November 2013

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang recently arrived in Bucharest for an official in Romania and a summit with leaders of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries.

Chinese Premier will also deliver a speech at the Romanian parliament.

During the occasion, Romanian and Chinese officials signed various deals to cooperate in nuclear and thermoelectric energy projects and...

New standard gauge rly `is a do-or-die project for Keny 26 November 2013

Kenya’s status as the regional logistics hub could greatly be weakened should work on the standard gauge railway delay, says the government.

It is also feared that the Port of Mombasa could grind to a halt should Tanzania complete the USD330 million harmonization of its railroad network with those across Central and Southern Africa ahead of the East African standard gauge ra...

Port of Oakland truckers plan strike to protest work co 26 November 2013

The Port of Oakland Truckers Association plans to go on strike Wednesday to protest work conditions.

The association , which represents about a quarter of the drivers moving goods at the port, say demands for better pay, more time to meet new environmental rules and compensation for long wait times are being ignored.

The drivers want more time and money to make costly r...

Road freight market to shrink by 0.6% 26 November 2013

According to the UK's Transport Intelligence's European Road Freight Transport 2013 report, the European road freight market is forecast to decline by 0.6% in 2013, after shrinking by 0.7% previous year due to slowing economic growth in northern Europe, particularly, Germany.

Despite a weak market, Eastern Europe saw positive development and the Netherlands proved to be th...

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