Logistics giant Bahri has opened a new office in Mumbai to strengthen its presence in the fast-growing Indian maritime industry. 

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has received authorisation as a recognised organisation from Iran’s maritime administration – Ports and Maritime Organisation.

India’s Adani Bunkering has launched physical bunker supply operations at the ports of Hazira and Dahej in Gujarat state, reports said.

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) has signed an agreement with the Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) in India, to start the first direct common carrier feeder service between Saudi Arabia and India.

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with India’s Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) and Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) to collaborate on manufacturing, logistics services and port technologies.

Terminal operator DP World is looking to invest up to $1bn in India in the coming years with a focus on developing infrastructure around existing ports, according to the group’s chairman, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.

China’s Unipec remained by far the largest spot charterer of crude tankers in 2016 according brokers Poten.

Container carrier APL will expand its intra-Asia service network with the introduction of a new India East Coast (IEX) service from December.

V.Group has acquired India’s Selandia Holdings and its subsidiaries comprising the Selandia Ship Management Group, a move that will strengthen V.Group’s tanker and crew management capability in Asia.

The Alphard Group recently celebrated its seventh anniversary in India.

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