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  • China builds new center to launch space station October 26, 2014

    Beijing: China's fourth and most advanced space launch center which will boost the carrying capacity of Chinese rockets manifold is set to launch the country's space station and cargo spacecraft. The Wenchang satellite launch center in south Hainan Province will be used mainly for geosynchronous orbiters, large-tonnage space stations, cargo...
  • Government to exempt vessels carrying exim cargo from duty on fuel September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost coastal trade, the government has decided to exempt vessels carrying exim cargo from paying customs duty on marine fuel, a top official said on Tuesday. "A decision has been taken that the coastal vessels which are carrying exim cargo or containers will be given...
  • Mexico cargo train derails, one killed July 4, 2014

    Mexico City: At least one person was killed and several people were injured on Thursday when Mexico's notorious cargo train "La Bestia" (The Beast) derailed, an official source said. Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) issued a press release saying the accident occurred along a stretch of rail in the southern state...
  • Four dead after cargo plane crashes in Kenya capital July 2, 2014

    Nairobi: Four people were killed when a cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff at the international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, a police official said on Wednesday. The Fokker 50 aircraft transporting the mild stimulant known as Khat to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, crashed into a residential building after...
  • Eleven crew members missing after ships collide off Hong Kong May 6, 2014

    Hong Kong: Eleven crew of a Chinese cargo ship are missing following a collision with a large container ship in the waters off Hong Kong on Monday. The cargo ship Zhong Xing 2 sank after the collision with the 300m (984ft) long Marshall Islandsregistered MOL Motivator about two nautical miles...
  • Watch: How cargo transportation connects India to the rest of the world March 9, 2014

    India's growth has led to increase in exports. Cargo transportation connects India to the rest of the world. Maersk Line, which deals with Cargo transportation, certainly deserve applause for keeping India on the move. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Cargo ship feared sunk, search on for 20 crew members October 13, 2013

    A cargo ship, MV Bingo is believed to have sunk in the rough seas caused by cyclonic storm Phailin with its crew on a lifeboat last sighted east of Sagar in West Bengal, a top Kolkata Port Trust official said on Sunday. "The Panamaregistered cargo ship MV Bingo is feared sunk...
  • Nigerian pirates release MT Cotton with 24 Indians onboard July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Turkish tanker MT Cotton that had been hijacked by Nigerian pirates off the coast of Gabon in Central Africa has been set free. The ship, manned by an allIndian crew of 24 people, was hijacked last week and released on Monday. A large number of ships, mainly cargo vessels...
  • Pirates hijack ship with 24 Indian crew members off Gabon coast July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: A Turkish tanker MT Cotton manned by an allIndian crew of 24 people has been hijacked off the coast of Gabon in Central Africa. The owners of MT Cotton lost all contact with the ship two days ago. The ship is suspected to have been hijacked by Nigerian...
  • Renault Twizy now available in a 'Cargo' avatar June 28, 2013

    Renault's tiny EV, the Twizy, is a twoseater vehicle where the passenger is seated behind the driver. Now, the French carmaker has sacrificed the passenger seat and turned its tiny electric urban stroller into a tiny, oneseat commercial vehicle. Instead of the bicycle type twoseater layout, the rear seat space has...
  • Two ports to be set up in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it will set up a port each at Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal in 2013-14, to effectively handle increased cargo traffic. "Two new major ports will be set up in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh," Finance Minister P Chidambaram said while presenting the...
  • SpaceX commercial cargo capsule blasts off in US October 8, 2012

    Washington: An unmanned cargo capsule blasted off on Sunday night to launch the first commercial delivery to the International Space Station, marking a major shift in how the US sends supplies and gear to the orbiting lab. Perched atop a Falcon 9 rocket, the reusable Dragon capsule, built by the...
  • Crocodile found roaming in plane's cargo hold September 25, 2012

    London: A crocodile escaped from its cage on a domestic flight in Australia, and was found roaming free in the cargo hold when the plane touched down in Melbourne, the Daily Mail reported Monday. A shocked baggage handler made the discovery last week. Fortunately, the reptile, which was not fully grown,...
  • Mumbai ship fire: 'Hazardous cargo a challenge to rescue ops' September 10, 2012

    Inflammable gases on the ship are posing a challenge to the firefighting operations, MV Baadkar, the Chief of the Western Coast Guard, said. ...
  • Minor fire at Mumbai airport's cargo complex July 29, 2012

    Mumbai: A fire that broke out in the cargo complex of the Mumbai International Airport on Sunday evening. Four fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the flames at the cargo complex. Sources said that it is a minor fire. No causality has been reported in the fire so far. The...
  • First US cargo ship arrives in Cuba in 50 years July 14, 2012

    Havana: The freighter Ana Cecilia, which sailed on last Wednesday from Miami to Cuba with a cargo of goods considered humanitarian aid, docked Friday in the port of Havana to inaugurate a service of regular shipments without precedent in the last 50 years. The ship's arrival in Havana Bay occurred at...
  • Kerala boat hitandrun: ship sailor arrested March 9, 2012

    Chennai: A sailor of cargo ship M.V. Prabhu Daya was arrested by Kerala Police here on Thursday in connection with a hitandrun case involving fishing boat Don1 off the Kerala coast on March 1, police said. Speaking to IANS, K. Mahesh Kumar, deputy superintendent of police (DSP), said: "We have...
  • 2 Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates, shot dead February 16, 2012

    Kochi: Two fishermen, one each from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in a fishing boat were on Wednesday shot dead by security officials of an Italian cargo vessel in the deep sea after being mistaken for pirates, an official said. Sources in Indian Navy said that the ship was in international waters....
  • Fire near BIA Cargo Terminal February 14, 2012

    BANGALORE: A fire broke out near the forest cover opposite the cargo terminal of the Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) in the early afternoon on Monday.A fire tender stationed in the BIAL premises was rushed to the spot at 2 pm and officials revealed the fire had been bellowing for almost...
  • AI to sell its 6 Boeing737 cargo planes January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major bid to shore up its falling revenues, cashstrapped Air India has floated a global tender for the sale of six Boeing 737 freighters, virtually bringing the curtains down on its plan to launch a dedicated cargo service. The stateowned airline has already offered to lease out...
  • IGI fire under control; many offices damaged January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A fire broke out on early Thursday morning in the cargo terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The airport Officials said that fire has been brought under control. There were no casualties but the cargo handling agency office and the offices of 15 airlines located in the building have...
  • Baloon like airships to transport goods by 2020 September 4, 2011

    London: Gigantic balloonlike objects floating in the sky, the successors to the Zeppelins of yore, are set to revolutionise the way cargo is transported around the globe by the end of this decade. America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is developing the new generation of airships, to replace lorries, trains...
  • Cargo ship MV Rak sinks off Mumbai coast August 4, 2011

    Mumbai: A cargo ship has sunk off the Mumbai coast. The ship, MV Rak, was coming from Indonesia to Gujarat carrying 60,000 metric tonnes of coal. After ingress of water was reported from the ship a joint team of Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy personnel launched a rescue effort and...
  • Govt ignored our suffering: Sailors' families June 14, 2011

    Six Indian families are grateful to one Pakistani, Ansar Burney, who helped collect the ransom to free the sailors. ...
  • Families of Somaliahijacked Indians blame govt February 11, 2011

    Mumbai: With the hijack of 17 Indians by pirates on February 8, families of six other Indian nationals held hostage since March last year have also come out and blamed the government for doing nothing. The Somali pirates caught by the Indian Navy have been handed over to the Mumbai police....
  • Cargo plane crashes in Karachi; all feared dead November 28, 2010

    Islamabad: A cargo aircraft crashed within a naval residential compound shortly after taking off from the airport in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Sunday, with all members of the crew and several persons on the ground feared killed. The Il76 aircraft, which had an eightmember crew on...
  • Cargo plane crashes in Dubai September 3, 2010

    Dubai: A cargo plane crashed near a busy highway in Dubai on Friday, sources said. Ambulances rushed to the location of the crash, near Dubai airport. Initial reports said the crew members have been killed. The plane was set ablaze before crashing. It is believed that the plane belonged to an unidentified...
  • Forbes India: Capt Gopinath's flight plan for air cargo October 14, 2009

    In the fourth floor of a dark grey building near the western end of Residency Road in Bangalore, the air is thick with energy. Employees scurry around as if their watches run at a different pace. In a room dominated by a picture of RK Laxmans common man, the onetime...
  • Piracy fears as cargo ship vanishes off England August 12, 2009

    London: An international search operation was underway on Wednesday for a cargo ship which vanished after being involved in what is feared to be an unprecedented incident of piracy in European waters. The Russiancrewed Arctic Sea, carrying a 6,500ton cargo of timber from Finland to Algeria, was last heard of...
  • Gold looted from Air India cargo complex in Mumbai May 25, 2009

    Mumbai: In a sensational daylight robbery, at least three armed people barged into Air India's cargo complex adjacent to the domestic airport here and escaped with 145 kg of gold and silver coins worth millions of rupees, officials said. The criminals armed with guns and revolvers barged into the high security...