Tema MPS container terminal places order of gantry cranes at Konemarine
Konecranes has booked orders for nine rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Bolloré Group.
The cranes will be delivered to MPS Container Terminal in Tema, Ghana and Benin Container Terminal in Cotonou, Benin.
Konecranes has already delivered 26 RTG cranes to container terminals operated by Bolloré Africa Logistics, the leading, private concessions operator in Africa.
After the delivery to Tema and Cotonou, Konecranes will have a fleet of 67 Konecranes RTGs in operation in West Africa.
7 dead after Indonesia ferry sinking on her way from Merak to Lampung
A ferry carrying more than 200 people has collided with a cargo ship and sunk in Indonesia's Sunda Strait, killing at least seven people.
The ferry was taking passengers from the West Java port of Merak to Lampung on the bottom tip of Sumatra.
As it crossed the busy shipping lane a large cargo ship ploughed into the smaller boat, sinking it and throwing people into the sea.
Indonesian water police and rescue authorities have so far saved about 200 people but at least seven people died. www.abc.net.au/ne...
According to Kiel-Canal authorities newsletter from today, Sept. 25 2012, the big south lock in Brunsbüttel will be permanent out of service until further notice. The new big north lock chamber and both small lock chambers remain in service.
Leaders of the Lummi Nation say they're opposing a proposed coal-export terminal at Cherry Point near Bellingham.
The Bellingham Herald reports that tribal leaders are concerned the development of a shipping terminal to ship Rocky Mountain coal and other bulk cargo may disturb ancestral burial sites, affect their fishing rights and create other environmental problems.
APM Terminals Bahrain received calls from two consecutive Hanjin Shipping vessels on the weekly Pacific South & Gulf (PSG) US West Coast/Asia/Middle East pendulum service operated with NYK Lines as the Korean-based carrier rescheduled the Middle East leg of the port rotation to adhere to its published sailing schedule.
Yemen LNG gas pipeline linked to Balhaf blown up again
As Reuters reports, a gas pipeline feeding Yemen's only liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal was blown up again in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the operating company said. Yemen's oil and gas pipelines have been repeatedly sabotaged since anti-government protests created a power vacuum in 2011 that armed groups have exploited to cause fuel shortages and slash export earnings for the impoverished country. The 320-km pipeline that supplies the $4.5-billion plant has been attacked several times by suspected al Qaeda-linked gunmen after military strikes on Islamist militants. "Yemen LNG confirms the sabotage of the 38-inch gas pipeline that links the block 18 to the Balhaf terminal on the Gulf of Aden," the company said in a statement, adding that nobody was injured in the blast. www.reuters.com/a...
China navy takes delivery of first aircraft carrier at port of Dalian
China's first aircraft carrier was handed over on Sunday to the navy of the People's Liberation Army, state press said, amid rising tensions over disputed waters in the East and South China Seas. The handover ceremony of the 300m ship, a former Soviet carrier called the VARYAG, took place in north-east China's port of Dalian after a lengthy refitting by a Chinese shipbuilder, the Global Times reported.
As JOC reports, Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva), India’s top container handler, is bracing for yet another disruption to shipping as unionized dockworkers at the APM Terminals facility have threatened to launch an indefinite strike Sept. 24. APMT is one of three container-handling facilities in Nhava Sheva Port, which accounts for more than half of India’s total containerized traffic. www.joc.com/labor...
OOCL introduces new Scan Baltic Express 3 service between Hamburg & St. Petersburg
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has introduced a new service to the intra-Europe network called Scan Baltic Express 3 (SBX3), as part of its existing SBX suite.
The new SBX3 service, which started on 21 September, is operated with two 1,000 teu containerships serving Hamburg and St Petersburg. The inaugural sailing started from Hamburg.
“The SBX3 is an additional service for the Baltic network which complements our existing service offering a comprehensive coverage between Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Finland and Sweden,” OOCL said.
Port of Ningbo's Zhejiang LNG Terminal gets its first LNG shipment
Shanghai: Qatargas has delivered the first LNG cargo to China National Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) Zhejiang LNG Terminal. The cargo delivered by Qatargas' Q-Max LNG vessel ZARGA will be used to commission the newly constructed LNG terminal. The arrival also marks the first Q-Max LNG Vessel, the largest class of LNG carriers in the world, to one of CNOOC's owned and operated terminals in the PRC.
The Zhejiang LNG terminal, located in Ningbo in China's Zhejiang province, will have a first phase receiving capacity of 3m tonnes per year adding to CNOOC's operating LNG terminals in Shanghai, Fujian and Guangdong provinces. [24/09/12]