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Wednesday, April 04, 2001





Tender for LPG transportation -- HC sets aside single judge's order
THE First Bench of the Madras High Court has set aside the order of a single judge directing three major public sector oil companies to accept tenders for transportation of bulk LPG only from those contractors who were truck owners.

Lower handling charge at Netaji airport
THE cargo handling cost to air cargo exporters operating through the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata has become cheaper by about 17 paise per kg. This follows a memorandum of agreement signed and agreed upon among the Eastern India Shippers Association, Air Cargo Agents Association of India, Eastern Region, Eastern Shipping Agency and Airports Authority of India (AAI).

Chennai port records 10.5% growth in cargo handling
THE Chennai port has recorded a 10.5 per cent growth in cargo handling for the year-ending on March 31, 2001, over the previous year.

Calcutta port traffic drops
THE Calcutta Port Trust (CPT), comprising the Calcutta Dock System (CDS) and Haldia dock complex (HDC), recorded a drop in traffic in 2000-01 as compared to 1999-2000. The total volume of traffic of CPT, both the dock systems taken together, was 30 milli on tonnes (m.t.) in 2000-01 as compared to 31 m.t. in 1999-2000, according to CPT sources.

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