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Passenger Ship MV Kavaratti leaves from Cochin Port on Monday for Djibouti to evacuate Indians stranded in conflict-hit Yemen
PTI Passenger Ship MV Kavaratti leaves from Cochin Port on Monday for Djibouti to evacuate Indians stranded in conflict-hit Yemen

From Kochi to Djibouti on a rescue mission

KPM Basheer

Two passenger ships set off to evacuate Indians in strife-torn Yemen »

Concor now eyes handling cargo at Chennai airport

ANIL KUMAR GUPTA, Chairman and MD, Concor

Mamuni Das

Plans up to eight private freight terminals in next 2 years »

GoAir offers discount on advance booking

Our Bureau

No-frills carrier GoAir has launched a new advance booking offer for one-way fares starting at R... »

Vistara plans to add international routes

Reuters

The country’s newest airline, Vistara, plans to expand its fleet size and start flying to overse... »

Kerala’s shortcut to cashew imports upsets trade unions

V Sajeev Kumar

Vallarpadam Port sidelined owing to Kollam’s proximity to Tuticorin »

Logistics

Freight rates for grains, pulses and urea would increase by 10 per cent, while the rate for coal would be raised by 6.3 per cent, as per the Railway Budget 2015—15 proposals which will come into effect from April 1.

From April 1, freight rates to rise

PTI

From Wednesday, a platform ticket will cost Rs 10, double than at present, and rail freight rate... »

Logistics

A delegation from the maritime sector led by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari meeting the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on the National Maritime Day, in New Delhi on Monday. The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, P. Radhakrishnan is also seen.

Shipbuilding potential must be used under ‘Make in India’: PM

PTI

India has great potential in the area of shipbuilding, and this must be pursued as part of the ’... »

Logistics

Germanwings crash: Emirates, Etihad Airways introduce ‘rule of two’

PTI

Leading carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways said today that their cockpits will have two crew m... »

First direct container vessel from India arrives in Qatar

PTI

The first direct container vessel, part of a non-stop service launched to facilitate trade between India and Qatar, has arrived here from Mumbai. MS Convent arrived at the Doha Port in Qa... »

Aggressive bidding for coal mines detrimental to returns: ICRA

Pratim Ranjan Bose

Negative bidding to cost winners of coal blocks ₹0.39/kwh to ₹1.02/kwh »

Germanwings crash: Emirates, Etihad Airways introduce ‘rule of two’

PTI

Leading carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways said today that their cockpits will have two crew members in at all times under new procedures introduced in response to the Germanwings disaster.<... »

From April 1, freight rates to rise

Freight rates for grains, pulses and urea would increase by 10 per cent, while the rate for coal would be raised by 6.3 per cent, as per the Railway Budget 2015—15 proposals which will come into effect from April 1.

PTI

From Wednesday, a platform ticket will cost Rs 10, double than at present, and rail freight rates of various commodities, including pulses and urea, will go up by up to 10 per cent. Also... »

Shipping Ministry questions relevance of tariff body

Major shift: The last two decades have seen significant changes in port
dynamics

TE Raja Simhan

Increasing significance of non-major ports overshadows role of rate-setting authority »

Need private capital in Railways: Prabhu

Our Bureau

A transparent system is being put in place to facilitate inflow of private investment, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Friday. He, however, reiterated that he does not want privatisa... »

Visakhapatnam port to handle 58 mn tonnes cargo

Ch. R. S Sarma

    The Visakhapatnam port is likely to handle 58 million tonnes of cargo this year too, as during the last financial year, according to chairman M.T Krish... »

SpiceJet running short of planes for scheduled flights

Reuters

Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd will have to cancel more than a fifth of its planned daily flights if it cannot reach an agreement with its lessors to bring in more aircraft by the end of thi... »

IndiGo heads towards $400 mn IPO as air travel booms

Reuters

India's biggest airline by market share, IndiGo, is preparing to file a draft prospectus by May for a stock listing to raise $300 million to $400 million, two people with knowledge of the plans sa... »

Air Canada to re-start operations

Our Bureau

Air Canada will re-start its flights from India, eight years after it stopped operations here. Air Canada Vice-President for Global Sales, Duncan Bureau told a news conference here... »

Jet to launch Ahmedabad to Abu Dhabi flights

Madras High Court issues notice to SpiceJet on winding up petition

Gayatri Projects bags contract worth Rs 175 cr

‘Parliament's nod to be sought on bill to convert 101 rivers into national waterways’

New civil aviation policy to be finalised soon: Minister

When flying is a scary thing…

Future of aviation?

Kempegowda Airport is busiest in South India

Solar Impulse II lands in China; completes trip's fifth leg

PTI

Solar Impulse 2 landed early today in China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, as it completed the fifth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun.With p... »  

Magma to train truck drivers in fuel conservation

Our Bureau

Magma Fincorp will train one lakh truck drivers in better driving habits and fuel conservation, in association with the Petroleum Conservation and Research Association (PCRA).The progra... »

Shipbuilding potential must be used under ‘Make in India’: PM

A delegation from the maritime sector led by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari meeting the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on the National Maritime Day, in New Delhi on Monday. The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, P. Radhakrishnan is also seen.

PTI

India has great potential in the area of shipbuilding, and this must be pursued as part of the ’Make in India’ initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. He made the remarks whe... »

Jet Air flights to Abu Dhabi from Mangaluru

Our Bureau

Jet Airways has introduced a direct daily flight between Mangaluru and Abu Dhabi.Addressing presspersons in Mangaluru on Sunday, Raj Sivakumar, Chief Commercial Officer of Jet Airway... »

SpiceJet to add 7 planes; another Rs 500 cr infusion in April

SpiceJet currently has 17 Boeing 737s and 15 Bombardier Q400s in its fleet.

PTI

As it embarks on a revival path, budget carrier SpiceJet plans to lease seven more Boeing 737 aircraft by May while another Rs 500 crore is expected to be infused by its new owner Ajay Singh next... »

Kuwait Air flights to Kochi

Our Bureau

Kuwait Airways will operate two flights daily between Kochi and Kuwait from March 30. The airways, which started operations from Kochi in 2002, said in a press release that it would fly A320 aircr... »

Transparent system for private investment in railways: Prabhu

PTI

Inviting private investment, the Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu today said a transparent system is being put in place to facilitate it and moves are afoot to revamp the ministry’s public—private—... »

Etihad CEO warns against blocking competition

Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan

PTI

Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan has warned that the dark clouds of protectionism gathering over the air travel industry in Europe and the US pose a significant threat to the millions of travellers... »

Domestic air traffic up 21% in Feb, lifted by slew of discount offers

PTI

A series of heavy discount ticket offers by domestic carriers helped India’s air passenger traffic log a healthy 21.48 per cent growth in February over the same period last year, DGCA data shows.<... »

BAPL seeks Punjab Govt aid to resume flights

Partha Ghosh, MD, Bengal, Aerotropolis - ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY

Pratim Ranjan Bose

The Kolkata-headquartered Bengal Aerotropolis Pvt Ltd (BAPL) proposed joining hands with Punjab Government for resuming flight services from the defunct Sahnewal Airport, in the outskirts o... »

Jet Airways hopes to start dedicated freighter services in May

Domestic air traffic up over 21% in Feb

SpiceJet to introduce Pune-Dubai direct daily flights

Jet Airways to launch Ahmedabad-Abu Dhabi flight on Mar 29

GMR to up stake in Delhi Airport

Lufthansa’s new product offers better leg room, wider seats

Greenfield private airport set for takeoff


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