BIRGUNJ, July 20: The number of containers coming to Sirsiya Dry Port in Birgunj from third countries via Indian ports increased by nearly 25 percent in Fiscal Year 2017/18. This suggests a healthy growth in the country's third-country imports via the dry port.

WASHINGTON, June 22: Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis have indicated they would be willing to hand over management of Hodeidah port to the United Nations, a potential breakthrough in a conflict that has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, sources familiar with the efforts said.

YEMEN, June 16: Saudi-led forces heading an assault on Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida seized control of its international airport Saturday, officials loyal to Yemen's exiled government said, as fierce fighting continued for the starving nation's main gateway for food shipments.

BIRGUNJ, May 19: Sirsiya dry port located in Birgunj is struggling to handle the increasing import of fertilizer, livestock feed, maize, beans, raw materials for iron products and container cargo from third countries.

BIRGUNJ, May 14: India's Kolkata port is building infrastructures to improve its service quality much to the delight of Nepali exporters and importers.

RASUWA, Feb 4: Construction work for Rasuwagadhi dry port at Timure, Rasuwa, is set to kick off within the next four months. The port will be located about two kilometers south of the Rasuwagadhi border between Nepal and China.

Import via Birgunj dry port increases

February 3, 2018 09:23 am

BIRGUNJ, Feb 3: Imports through Birgunj dry port is seen to be on the rise in recent months. The dry port based in Sirsiya, Birgunj, is the major port for importing goods from third countries.

BIRGUNJ, Dec 16: Traders in Birgunj fear congestion at India’s Kolkata port again as there has been a delay in returning containers. Over a 1,000 containers are still waiting at Birgunj dry port and traders importing via third country say that this delay is likely to repeat congestion at the Kolkata port which had seen congestion for about three months from August to October.

CONCOR official inspects Birganj Dry Port

November 29, 2017 03:45 am

BIRGANJ, Nov 29: A senior official of Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) made a site visit to the Inland Container Depot (ICD) of Sirsiya, Birgunj, to study reasons delaying shipment of goods from Kolkata port of India to Nepal.

BEIJING, Nov 26: An explosion in a port city south of Shanghai on Sunday killed two people and injured at least 30 others, knocked down buildings and left streets littered with damaged cars and debris, the government and news reports said.

BIRGUNJ, Nov 5: Nepal has been losing a huge sum of money in delay fees for import of goods due to constant traffic in international ports. However, an additional terminal in Kolkata port has been made available for Nepal, which is expected to considerably ease the country's imports.

KATHMANDU, June 18: The government is preparing to construct dry port and international standard exhibition hall in Chobhar. The estimated budget of the project is around Rs 1.5 billion.

First port of call

June 11, 2017 00:35 am

Nepal needs a port authority that can be entrusted with overseeing the operation and management of dry ports

ABU DHABI, June 7: Abu Dhabi port authorities have eased restrictions on oil tankers going to and from Qatar, according to industry sources and shipping circulars seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

BIRGUNJ, March 28: Cargo clearance process at the Kolkata port of India is getting delayed as port authorities are thoroughly scanning foreign cargoes coming via the port on the request of Indian intelligence agencies.

BIRGUNJ, March 9: It has been revealed that container handling agents (CHAs), who represent Nepali importers at Kolkata port, are involved in fraudulent activities.

RASUWA, Oct 22: Construction of a dry port in Timure of Rasuwa is yet to start due to delay in distribution of compensation for land to be acquired for the project.

CHARLESTON, Aug 26: Federal agents in South Carolina have seized 35 tons of a chemical used to make methamphetamine at the Port of Charleston and are investigating whether the contraband is tied to a drug operation.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Authorities of Kolkata and Vishakapatnam, which is also known as Vizag, ports of India have expressed commitment to simplify the clearing process of Nepal-bound cargos.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 5: Traders of Birgunj on Thursday held a discussion with officials of Visakhapatnam port aka Vizag port on the prospect of bringing the port in operation for Nepal's third country trade.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Officials of Nepal and India are meeting in the capital on Friday to discuss measures for bringing India's Visakhapatnam port into full-fledged operation for Nepal's third country trade.

KATHMANDU, June 27:Nepal has reminded the international community that the Land Locked Developing Countries (LLDCs) should get uninterrupted and unhampered transit access to the nearest sea port for international trade.