US grains body wants to supply ethanol for fuel blending

The hindu businessline| 25TH March 2018 A trade association representing US ethanol producers said recently it wants to explore the possibility of supplying the bio-fuel for India’s ambitious ethanol-blending programme, which suffers from inadequate quantity. “We are very much interested in participating in India’s clean fuel initiative, but New Delhi doesn’t allow the import of [...]

2018-03-26T13:18:37+00:00 March 25th, 2018|International|

Oil prices rise on Middle East tensions, healthy demand

Reuters | 21st March 2018 Oil prices rose on Wednesday, lifted by tensions in the Middle East and healthy demand, although rising U.S. output continued to weigh on markets. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $63.80 a barrel at 0230 GMT, up 26 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their previous close… Source:

2018-03-23T16:49:53+00:00 March 21st, 2018|International|

Mahindra Logistics keen on shipping segment; in talks with 2 European cos

Economic times | 18TH March 2018   Mahindra Logistics is preparing to enter the sea transport segment through partnerships and is in talks with two European liners for a tie-up, a top company official has said. The move is aimed at preparing for a liberalised coastal shipping regime, where foreign-flagged vessels will be allowed to operate [...]

2018-03-23T16:31:24+00:00 March 18th, 2018|International|

Business booms at export facilitation centres

Indian Express | 15TH March 2018 The last three months have been exceptionally good for the export facilitation centres run by the Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board (MSAMB). The 21 centers have witnessed processing of agricultural commodities worth Rs 26.55 crore and the total quantum of produce exported from the centres stood at 2,761.41 tonne. [...]

2018-03-23T15:56:11+00:00 March 15th, 2018|International|

New way to raise wheat production threefold

Hellenic Shipping news | January 04, 2018 Inspired by NASA’s experiments to grow wheat in space, Australian scientists have developed the world’s first ‘speed breeding’ technique that can boost the production of the crop by up to three times. The NASA experiments involved using continuous light on wheat which triggered early reproduction in the plants… [...]

2018-01-04T11:29:48+00:00 January 4th, 2018|International|

U.S. corn harvest seen 27 percent complete, soy 38 percent

Hellenic Shipping News | October 12 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crop progress report should show the U.S. corn harvest as 27 percent complete and the soybean harvest 38 percent complete, according to the average of estimates from 10 analysts polled by Reuters on Tuesday… Source:

2017-10-25T10:44:04+00:00 October 12th, 2017|International|

Export Summary-Egypt and Ethiopia seek wheat

Commodity India|Oct 10,201 The following is a snapshot of global export markets for grains, oilseeds and edible oils as reported by government and private sources as of the close of business on Monday: WHEAT TENDER: Egypt's General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) set a tender to buy an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers [...]

2017-10-25T10:33:33+00:00 October 10th, 2017|International|