Strabag Nederland starts constructing the quay for Container Transferium Alblasserdam
Strabag Nederland started constructing the quay for Container Transferium Alblasserdam this month. The grooved-in quay is 255 metres long and recessed 30 metres on the Noord river. Behind it is the 4-hectares terminal at Nieuwland business park, close to the A15 motorway. It is anticipated that the new port site can be delivered to terminal operator BCTN at the end of 2014. BCTN can then start handling containers at the start of 2015, The Port Authority said in its media release. The Container Transferium, intended to relieve the A15 motorway of 200,000 TEU in containers per year, was announced in the summer of 2009. At that time, the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Randstad Urgent, the Province of South Holland, the Drechtsteden Board and the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a covenant to this aim. Last year, operator BCTN and the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a contract for the operation of Container Transferium Alblasserdam. The construction of the quay was delayed mainly due to the disappointing soil conditions.
Chinese Hospital ship 'Dai Shan Do' finally moves from Zhoushan to Philippines
Relatives of crew members wave Chinese flags as China's hospital ship "Peace Ark" leaves a military port for the Philippines, to assist to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, in Zhoushan Island, Zhejiang Province on November 21. China is sending a hospital ship to the Philippines following foreign and domestic criticism that it was slow and less than generous in its response to one of the world's biggest typhoons, which killed at least 4,000 people. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing confirmed on Tuesday the deployment of the 14,000-tonne "Peace Ark" as state television reported the arrival of the first batch of Chinese relief supplies in the Philippines. Reuters/Carlos Barria
Newly built quay of Klaipėda port starts handling cargo vessels
This weekend (Nov. 16/17) general cargo vessel „Tina“ unmoored from the a-new constructed and already put into operation quay No. 143a, Port of Klaipeda says in its press release. The operator of the quay No. 143a is JSC Klaipėda Container Terminal. Quay No. 143a is 329.45 meters in length, the draught alongside the quay is 10 metres. This quay is designated for handling of rapidly increasing container flows in the Southern part of the Port. The contractual price of the object was 16 314 477.13 Lt including VAT.
Year-long project sees Berth 14 transformed into new container handling facility. An inauguration ceremony was held in Basra Port late October 2013 to celebrate the opening of its new container terminal. The opening marked the end of a year-long modernisation project at the port, known locally as Al Maqal Port, which involved the transformation of Berth 14 to handle containers.
Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) has awarded BAM International, the operating company of Royal BAM Group active outside of Europe, a design and construct contract to build the Aqaba New Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal, 18 kilometres south of Aqaba.
Three ZPMC cranes ordered for Indian terminal at Tuticorin (Chidambaranar)
DBGT purchases three container cranes from Chinese manufacturer
ZPMC has received its first container crane order from the India Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal Private Company (DBGT).
DBGT has purchased a total of three units for its VO Chidambaranar Port facility.
The cranes, boasting a lifting capacity of 64 tonnes, a lifting height of 38 metres and an outreach of 47 metres, are scheduled for delivery in 2015.
In a statement DBGT said that it selected ZPMC’s cranes without hesitation as they are the most “cost-effective product in the world”.
VO Chidambaranar Port, formerly Tuticorin, is located on the southern Indian Peninsula and is the second-largest port in Tamil Nadu and the fourth-largest container terminal in the whole of India.