…As India set to construct 56 airports***
Sweden-based shipowner Furetank Rederi, a part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, has taken delivery of its new chemical/product tanker, the 20,000 cbm Fure Vinga.
Featuring a length of 149.9 meters and a beam of 22.8 meters, the newbuilding was delivered by China’s shipbuilder Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding.
The tanker will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering in the Gothia Tanker Alliance.
The 16,300 dwt tanker is a part of a batch of six vessels ordered by Furetank Rederi together with the alliance partners Thun Tankers and Älvtank Rederi.
Being built to a design developed by FKAB together with Furetank, the vessels have a minimal impact on the environment, with close to 50% reduction of CO2 emissions.
They fulfill the Tier III rules and have LNG for inert gas production, power production with floating frequency, battery backup (UPS) for all vital functions to minimize use of auxiliary engines, installed ballast water cleaning system, ice class 1A and Alternative Propulsion System.
Meanwhile, efficient logistics is critical for countries like India to harness trade and facilitate greater and faster integration with both the domestic as well as world economy.
“Keeping this in mind, 56 new airports will become functional in the next few years,’’ Prabhu said while addressing a two-day Global Logistics Summit in New Delhi.
Officials said the Indian logistics industry is estimated at around 215 billion U.S. dollars between 2019 and 2020, growing at over 10 per cent annually.
India has improved its ranking in the logistics performance index of the World Bank from 54 in 2014 to 35 in 2016.
Additional report from World Maritime News