CMA-CGM makes first call in Stockholm with 'Helgaland'
Container ship Helgaland arrived at Frihamnen on April 5, 2013. It was also the container shipping company CMA-CGM's first visit to Stockholm, said in the press release. CMA-CGM is one of the world's largest container shipping companies and will run services to Stockholm once a week. Team Lines, Unifeeder, SCA Transforest, MSC and CMA-CGM now all operate services to the container terminal in Stockholm.
Alexandria Ports Authorities decided on Monday, April 8 to stop all ship movements in two ports due to a sandstorm blocking vision.
All ship movements will be halted in the ports of Dekheila and Boughazi until the attainment of clear vision to facilitate ship docking and unloading their cargo, said head of the Alexandrian Ports Authorities as reported by the Middle East News Agency.
He added that this move came in order to avoid collision of ships and maintain safety of the maritime navigation.
Irish firm set for ship recycling venture in Dalian
Dalian: An Irish firm is about to establish a high-tech ship recycling centre on the outskirts of Dalian. CEMS-Dalian will be based in Zhuanghe. The Irish company has formed a jv with a local partner to design, develop and operate a state of the art ship dismantling and recycling facility. Dalian is playing a big role in ship recycling these days with a large new yard operated by the city’s main builder in association with a nearby steel mill and a Singaporean shipowner. [SinoShipNews 05/04/13]
Gazprom plans building LNG bunkering terminal at the Gulf of Finland
Gazprom plans to build a terminal for bunkering of vessels with liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the shore of the Gulf of Finland, IAA PortNews journalist learnt from Pavel Oderov, Head of the International Business Department, Gazprom, at the Baltic Sea Forum. According to Oderov, the pre-investment feasibility study is to be completed by the end of 2013, the parameters and location of the terminal have not been determined yet, nor the method of bunkering.
Meanwhile, Oleg Vodeneev, Deputy Director General of Primorsk Commercial Seaport, who also attended the Forum, said that his company is negotiating the possibility of building such a terminal in the port of Primorsk with Gazprom in particular.
Panama Canal expansion - 42 percent of the work on the new locks completed
he Panama Canal’s expansion is finally beginning to look like a channel that will float some of the biggest ships in the world by mid-2015. About 42 percent of the work on the new locks has been completed and it’s by far the most costly and complicated part of the $5.25 billion project to retrofit the nearly century-old canal with larger locks to lift and lower ships on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the isthmus. The old locks will still be in service but the new ones will allow the canal to handle so-called post-Panamax ships, which are too big to fit through the existing locks. In early March, a milestone was reached when dredging of Culebra Cut, the narrowest part of the canal that straddles the Continental Divide, was completed. www.wildcat.arizo...
A deal has been reached to end much of the massive port strike that has slammed exports from the world's top copper metal producer Chile but two ports are still negotiating, a union leader told Reuters in the wee hours of Saturday.
Workers at the key ports of Angamos, Antofagasta and Iquique in the mineral-rich north will return to work on Saturday, Richard Orellana, head of the Angamos port union told Reuters. They will, however, walk off their jobs on Saturday if the two outstanding ports don't reach a deal, Orellana added. Unions at the central ports of Valparaiso and San Antonio are still negotiating a deal amid worry there could be retaliation for the stoppage, sources close to the deal said. Mining industry sources say it will take weeks to return to normal shipping operations once the strike is lifted because of the congestion in ports.
New Mangalore port completes civil works on petroleum products berth
New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) on April 3 has completed the civil works on the construction of a berth for handling petroleum products.
Addressing presspersons here on Thursday, P. Tamilvanan, Chairman of NMPT, said the berth has a capacity to handle 7.8 million tonnes of cargo per year. The project cost of this berth was Rs 79 crore.
Stating that trials are on at the new berth, he said it can handle ships of 1.25 lakh DWT (dead weight tonnage). (DWT is a measure of how much weight a ship can carry safely).
The video was taken in 2012 and shows the Iron Yandi ship moving into position at Port Hedland. The journey shown below is a pretty typical trip for the ore carriers and their pilots, who are flown on board once the ship nears the coast.
The entire operation starts during the day but continues on into the night, and requires the vessel to make a 180 degree turn with the help of a few tugboats. Video at www.miningaustral...
Reederei "Cassen Eils" erhält Zuschlag für ganzjährige Helgoland Schiffsverbindung
Ab Mai 2015 gibt es eine neue Schiffsverbindung, die das ganze Jahr über zwischen der Hochseeinsel und dem Festland pendeln soll. Die Reederei "Cassen Eils" hat dafür den Zuschlag von der Gemeinde Helgoland erhalten. Im Rahmen eines europaweiten Vergabeverfahrens setzte sich die Reederei aus Cuxhaven gegen zwei Mitbewerber durch.
Für den Pendelverkehr zwischen Cuxhaven und Helgoland soll für einen zweistelligen Millionenbetrag ein modernes Mehrzweck-Schiff für 1.000 Passagiere gebaut werden. Das Schiff wird auch Fracht in maximal 10 Containern transportieren können.
Further 500 workers plan to join the strike at Hongkong International Terminals (HIT)
With the strike at Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) now into its second week and ships being turned away from the Special Administrative Region to Shenzhen and Guangzhou, the impasse looks set to escalate. A further 500 workers have said they plan to join the strike. Labour minister Matthew Cheung said he had met managers at Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust), to which HIT belongs, yesterday. The Labour Department would start mediation in the next two days, he said.
The dockworkers who have paralysed the terminal are pushing for more pay.