The September 2012 meeting of National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) was typical in that the original agenda was immediately altered as the order of topics changed and some switched meeting days. It was also distressingly atypical in that the audio for the audience attending by webcast and teleconference was among the worst in living memory. As a consequence, there are both major and minor gaps (not necessarily noted) in this report notwithstanding the length of the post. I have also occasionally placed comments out of chronological sequence in order to keep all the discussion of a particular topic in one place.
Now that the Cabotage law for the DP World’s transshipment hub at Vallarpadam, Kochi has been relaxed, the container throughput of the hub is likely to skyrocket
Continuing to maintain its lead, Krishnapatnam port now gains world’s top position in discharging coal
Bulk Terminal to be set up at Kandla port by Adani Group will be the largest on the West coast of India
Mumbai Docklands Regeneration Forum finds the Mumbai port offshore container terminal project to be besieged by unrealistic planning and performance
The May 1st issue of the Federal Register has scheduled a USCG Notice of the next meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC). The meeting will be held May 15-16, 2012 at two locations in the Washington, DC area.
All-weather deep-sea Krishnapatnam port now has the distinction of having the deepest draft in the country
This post covers the second session of the January 2012 meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (MMSAC). This session, on the afternoon of January 18th, had two topics: a discussion of the Certain Dangerous Cargo Security Initiative and an unscheduled agenda item on using Port Security Grant Program funds to help US vessel operators defray security upgrades for operations in high risk waters.
While two Indian ports attain the highest draft, others follow suit keen to reap the benefits of the economies of scale
Iconic port on the East coast of India will add dynamism to the Indian international trade