The draining of fuel from the "Kea Trader" will start on July 24. About 750 tons of oil and 60 tons of engine oil, in all more than 800 tonnes have to be extracted from the ship in order to avoid any risk of pollution at sea. The operations could end at the end of August. In the meantime, the 130 containers, loaded with medicines, dozens of cars and even bricks destined for the the KNS, remained stuck in the open sea. Both individuals and professionals were affected, among them the Médipôle.
A life threatening medical emergency forced the "Wangerooge" in the foremidday of July 20, 2017, to turn around on its way from Harlesiel to Wangerooge. A helicopter took the woman to hospital after the return to Harlesiel. During the turning manoever in the narrow fairway the rudder gear of the ferry was damaged and forced the ship to be repaired in a yard. On July 21 The "Harlingerland“ and the "Jens Albrecht“ were inserted in the schedule. On July 21 at 10.15 a.m. the tug "Jade Tug" (211226440) took the "Wangerooge" in tow to the Mützelfeldt Yard in Cuxhaven.
DP World's new passenger terminal opens at Limassol, Cyprus
A new modern terminal designed to accommodate the largest operating cruise vessels, is scheduled to open in the summer at DP World Limassol port, the terminal operator said in a press release.
The new terminal consists of seven pods with an internal area of 7,000 square meters. Along with 24-hour availability the terminal offers integrated services including Home Call and Day Call handling capability, ensuring an improved customer experience.
DP World Limassol has a draft of up to 11 metres (tide free) and three 400 metre berths that can accommodate cruise vessels. It is the third addition to the cruise terminal portfolio that DP World operates globally, after cruise terminal operations in Mina Rashid, Dubai and Quinquela Martin, Argentina.
The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) is preparing to welcome the latest generation of mega container ships as it continues with its investment and modernization plans.
Namely, the Authority said that it would invest up to EUR 18 million to increase the maximum depth at its three terminals to 17 and 18 meters in an effort to accommodate 20,000 TEU-ships.
Expected to be finalized by the summer of 2018, the upgrades would include removing up to 690,000 m3 from the sites. The extracted land would be used in the phase 1 landfill of the new container terminal that will be located in the northern extension of the port of Valencia.
When completed, the upgraded port is set to feature 1,900 meters of dock and be capable of accommodating up to four mega container ships at the same time. worldmaritimenews...