The salvage contract for the "Southern Phoenix" has been awarded to a company in Australia. The ship had sunk on May 6, 2017 at Suva Harbour. A report from the MSAF technical committee and relevant communications from all stakeholders, on actions to be taken will be forwarded to the International Maritime Organisation. Following that will be the preparations for the investigations of the interview report itself, a report of the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) and a report from MSAF technical committee and relevant communications from all stakeholders, on which actions that need to be taken. All reports compiled, all information have been handed to the Cruz Holdings Ltd, the owner of the vessel. MSAF is required to provide a copy of the report to the International Maritime Organisation.
Norsk Gevenvinning to send barge carrier to breakers
More than a year after the ship grounded off Jæren, the Norsk Gvenvinning company has taken on the mission of sending the "Harrier" to the breakers. The former "Tide Carrier"had been arrested last year as a consequence of Norwegian authorities claiming that the ship which is defined as special waste was on the way to illegal breakup in Pakistan.
The company has thoroughly negotiated with Norwegian authorities before they decided to take the assignment. The export application shall be processed and approved by both Norwegian and Turkish authorities before the ship is sent to Turkish breakers.
The World’s Biggest Automated Port Terminal Opens In Shanghai
China’s massive new fully-automated port terminal in Shanghai has opened and will soon ship up to 136 million tonnes around the world every year.
Stage four of the Yangshan Deep Water Port began trial operations on Sunday after years of construction and development, and £1.37 billion, aimed at increasing China’s trade dominance.
Once fully operational the new terminal will be able to move 6.3 million standard 20-foot shipping containers a year, with the whole £8.5 billion port handling more than 40 million a year – most in the world.
The giant new addition covers 2.23 million square metres and has a 2,350-metre shoreline south of Donghai Bridge, which was built to service the port.
Automation of nearly all the terminal’s functions slashes labor cost by 70 percent and boosts handling efficiency by 50 percent.
UK ports operator Peel Ports Group and autonomous vessel firm ASV Global recently tested an autonomous shallow-draft survey boat at the Port of Liverpool. According to Peel Ports, it represents the first step in a partnership to explore the use of the technology at its other sites in the UK.
For the first test, the ASV-built autonomous boat C-Cat 3 carried out a multibeam echosounder survey near Brocklebank Dock, a terminal on the River Mersey north of Liverpool. The demonstration was successful, and Peel Ports is exploring the possibility of further uses for the survey technology. It has signed a formal MOU with ASV that will give the autonomous systems developer access to other Peel Ports facilities for further testing.