10 People Test Positive For Coronavirus Onboard Diamond Princess. Ship Quarantined.

I Ten people have tested positive for coronavirus onboard Diamond Princess cruise ship, a health screening conducted by the Japanese Ministry of Health shows. The infected persons include two Australian guests, three Japanese guests, three guests from Hong Kong, and one guest from the U.S. in addition to one Filipino crewmember, Princess Cruises confirmed to…

Exporters Also Allowed To Pay Handling Charges Directly To Terminals Bypassing Lines

The Centre has allowed exporters also to pay terminal handling charges (THC) directly to the terminals, bypassing the shipping lines, to cut logistics costs and promote ease of doing business. To start with, Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House, which serves Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s biggest container gateway, issued a public notice to implement the…

Budget Announces Implementation Of Nirvik Scheme For Higher Insurance Cover For Exporters

Exporters say new scheme, first announced in September 2019, will reduce premium, costs Exporters have been assured implementation of the new export credit insurance scheme `Nirvik’, offering lower premiums and faster claims settlement, in 2020-21, in the Union Budget announced on Saturday. Under the scheme, first announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in September 2019,…

xChange: Empty Containers Piling Up In Shanghai

Empty containers are piling up in Shanghai, the world’s biggest port, according to the data from xChange, a Germany-based startup focusing on the repositioning of containers. “The Container Availability Index shows relatively high values for 40 High Cube containers (0.58), 40 Dry Cargo containers (0.46) and 20 Dry Cargo containers (0.62),” xChange said commenting on the impact of…