Continental Shipping begins Yangon feeder service

Continental Shipping Lines (CSLPL) announced the commencement of their feeder service from Yangon directly to Colombo yesterday. This is the first time that a direct cargo link has been established between Colombo and Yangon opening a new opportunity for Sri Lanka exports to explore this market, SAR Maritime Agencies Limited General Manager Ruby Dole said. […]

India’s Myanmar Policy

Indian foreign policy has changed markedly since the 1990s, driven by realism and its own economic and strategic interests. One important change has been the increased attention New Delhi has been paying to Southeast Asia over the past two decades. The government of P. V. Narasimha Rao, which initiated India’s “Look East Policy,” also recognized […]

India-Myanmar container service runs into trouble in two months post launch

NEW DELHI: The India-Myanmar container service, an offshoot of the government’s Look East Policy, has run into a rough patch just two months into its launch. Questions are being raised over the sustainability of the service, which is riding on a kitty of Rs 14 crore, after it incurred a loss of over Rs 1 […]

Chennai set to retrace old Myanmar business route

CHENNAI: The Union shipping ministry is likely to launch a cargo ferry service soon between Chennai and Yangon (Myanmar). Official sources said the service will open a sea route to largely land-based trade that is already worth billions of dollars. For Tamil Nadu, however, the opening of a sea route will re-establish economic ties that […]