Arab Contractors, Orascom to compete three tunnels in Suez Canal 2018-end
Egypt’s Arab Contractors (AC) and Orascom Construction expect to complete digging three tunnels under the Suez Canal by end of 2018, AC chairman Mohsen Salah announced this week.
Building the three tunnels will be at cost of 18 billion Egyptian pounds ($2 billion), Salah added.
The tunnels are part of major developmental projects in Suez Canal and linking the canal cities designated for cars and railway to ease trade activities, Salah said.
He further said that two tunnels would be in Port Said for cars, and the third would be for railway linking east with west Suez Canal. Source: Amwal Alghad
The Trincomalee harbour will be developed to international level with a container terminal, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
Speaking at the second International Colombo Maritime Conference at the Galadari Hotel he said that the proposed North Eastern port of Trincomalee will be developed under a plan from Singapore’s Surbana Jurong.
The Prime Minister said that they will talk to India and Japan seek assistance to develop the Trincomalee Port to international standard as a public-private partnership based model with Sri Lanka Ports Authority as the regulator would be formulated. “When completed it will be able to serve the region including India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.” www.hellenicshipp...
New South lock (large one) out of Service - From Monday, 26.09.16 08:00 hrs until Friday 30.09.16 ca. 12:00 hrs,
Brunsbüttel New South lock (large one) will be out out of Service - From Monday, 26.09.16 08:00 hrs until Friday 30.09.16 ca. 12:00 hrs, due to maintenance works. The large North lock and both small old locks remain in service.
In 2017 Port of Maputo, Mozambique, will receive ships of up to 85,000 tonnes
The port of Maputo will be able to receive ships of up to 85,000 tonnes in February 2017, when dredging works begun last May are completed, said the engineer responsible for the project.
Paulo Mata, the engineer for the project, which is expected to cost around US$100 million, and is being carried out by Jan de Nul Dredging Middle East FZE, said that the port currently has capacity to process 25million tonnes of cargo per year. Source: MacauHu
Greek Ferries Tied up in Port for 48-Hour Seamen’s Strike
Ferries between Greek islands and to the mainland will remain tied up in port as seamen walked off the job for a two-day strike to protest pension cuts being planned as part of the government’s efforts to reform the economy and meet conditions of its international bailout.
Ferries stopped running from Thursday morning until Saturday morning.
Greece has been reliant on rescue loans from three successive multi-billion euro bailouts from the International Monetary Fund and other European countries that use the euro. In return, creditors have demanded a series of reforms and the country’s handling of its finances is under strict supervision by international debt inspectors.
Source: Associated Press
UAE port at Fujairah opens crude jetty to boost hub role
Fujairah plans to boost its influence as an oil-trading hub with the addition of the region’s first crude-shipment jetty and expanded storage facilities.
The emirate, one of the smallest of the UAE’s seven members, unloaded its first full crude cargo of about 2mn barrels at the jetty on Tuesday after opening the dock for testing early last month, Mousa Murad, the port’s general manager, said by phone. The jetty connects by pipeline to tanks leased by Royal Dutch Shell at a local storage terminal, he said. Read more at www.gulf-times.co...
Houston port says Hanjin to pay remaining terminal charges
The Port of Houston Authority said Hanjin Shipping had agreed to pay terminal charges to clear the way for the port authority’s release of 380 Hanjin containers that arrived Wednesday on the container ship Cosco Auckland.
Port spokesperson Lisa Ashley told JOC.com that the Hanjin containers were being held in the terminal until the Hanjin payment was received. She said the payment was expected to arrive as soon as late Wednesday.
Ashley said the Cosco Auckland was the final ship scheduled to arrive at Houston with containers of Hanjin, which filed for receivership Aug. 31 in South Korea.
On Tuesday, the port authority released 387 Hanjin containers from a previous vessel call after holding the boxes until Hanjin paid terminal charges. www.joc.com/port-...
Port of Corpus Christi to begin ship channel improvements
CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The Port of Corpus Christi this week approved an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers to begin widening and deepening the ship channel through Corpus Christi Bay and into the inner port.
For now the agreement means the Port will begin the process of sediment sampling and testing. That work is expected to take at least 10 months and must be completed before a contract can be awarded for the main job.
The project is being done in concert with the new Harbor Bridge. The goal is to allow bigger ships to come and go from Port facilities. The plans call for the channel to be deepened from the current 45 feet to 50 feet. www.kiiitv.com/ne...
South Korea’s Incheon port has installed two new container cranes at the New Port’s Sun Kwang New Container Terminal (SNCT), giving the port a total of seven quay cranes, according to Incheon Port Authority (IPA).
The newly installed equipment at SNCT is special ship-to-shore (STS) cranes designed to unload cargoes from containerships. Five have been installed in the first phase in the quay section at Incheon port.
The new mid- to large-size cranes at SNCT, produced by Hanjin Heavy Industries, have outreach of 51 meters long and are capable of unloading 50 containers per hour. www.seatrade-mari...