COMMENT – India’s export challenges: container shipment angst


The principal mode for transport for dry, non-bulk cargoes is containers, transported by dedicated Container-ships. Containers carry around 90 percent of the world’s non-bulk cargo. They are usually of a standard size, either 20-foot or 40-foot containers. This helps not only in standardizing shipping requirements and optimizing freight costs but also in unloading to various […]

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India has 170 GW of renewable energy capacity operational or under development: Power Minister

As much as 170.14 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity, excluding large hydropower units, has either been installed or under various stages of development or bidding at February-end this year, India’s power minister, R.K. Singh informed the Parliament. The statement assumes significance in view of India’s ambitious target of having 175 GW installed renewable energy […]

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India finalises list under One District One Product programme for 728 districts

India’s agriculture ministry in consultation with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has finalised the products for One District One Focus Product (ODOFP). The products are from agricultural, horticultural, animal, fisheries & aquaculture, poultry, milk and marine sectors for 728 districts across India. The government has finalised the list after inputs from the states, union […]

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Beijing slaps ‘distressing’ duties of up to 212 per cent on Australian wine imports

China’s commerce ministry said that it will impose temporary anti-dumping measures on Australian wine imports from. The duties will range from 107.1 to 212.1 per cent. China is the biggest destination for Australia‘s wine exports, accounting for 39 per cent of total shipments in the first nine months of 2020, according to Wine Australia, an […]

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COMMENT – Pandemic bleeds global economy, but trade upturn could provide hope


The global economy is bleeding thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to spread and kill people in thousands across the world, hitting newer countries and sometimes reappearing for a second wave in places it was believed to have walked away from after its earlier dance of destruction. However, there is a ray of hope […]

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