Tilbury on the Thames opens new passenger footbridge at London Cruise Terminal
Tilbury on the Thames, a new community based trust, reopened the historical Passenger Footbridge during their launch at The London International Cruise Terminal in Tilbury.
On Wednesday 6th July, an exciting event was held at the London International Cruise Terminal for the launch of Tilbury on the Thames. The trust, which was launched through funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund and tremendous support from The Port of Tilbury, has recently received £8000.00 from Tesco Bags of help scheme.
The Launch was hosted by Perry Glading and welcomed the Mayor of Thurrock, local historians and many more to celebrate the first of many projects that will look at combining commercial and community activity to safeguard the heritage of the Cruise Terminal buildings for the future.
The First New Panamax Ship Arrives in Cartagena Port
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, New Panamax-sized ships are now transiting the Caribbean, and the port of Cartagena welcomed its first mega-vessel last week. The colossal, 980-foot-long MSC Brunella, a Mediterranean Shipping Company ship capable of carrying 8,800 containers, arrived on July 6 with a larger potential cargo load than any boat has ever brought to a port in Colombia.
“Now, ships of up to 14,000 containers can cross the Panama Canal, creating new interoceanic routes that are reorganizing and revolutionizing the industry by increasing the arrival frequency of these ships to our port,” said Alfonso Salas Trujillo, head of the Regional Port Society of Cartagena.
According to Colombian news outlet El Universal, the port of Cartagena has been undergoing a series of renovations for more than a decade at a cost of nearly $1 billion USD as ships have increasingly grown larger. It has also invested some 2.5 million hours in logistics training for staff, helping itself to learn to handle boats as enormous as the MSC Brunella. www.financecolomb...
IFC invests $74m in OIS Indorama to boost fertilizer export
The International Finance Corporation, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, yesterday, granted a $73.5 million loan facility to OIS Indorama Port Limited for the development of a multi-purpose port terminal at Onne in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to boost Nigeria’s fertilizer export. IFC, in a statement in Abuja, explained that though the total cost of the project is $150 million, it is providing a $73.5 million debt package, comprising $52.5 million of its own funds and a $21 million parallel loan mobilized from a commercial bank, while Rand Merchant Bank is providing an additional $31.5 million loan.
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The biggest container ship to visit New Zealand will visit Port of Tauranga later this year.
Maersk Line and Kotahi, New Zealand's export supply chain firm say the ship will call at the start of the peak export season in Septmber-October.
The ship, which has not yet been named, is 348m long and can carry 9500 twenty foot equivalent unit containers (TEUs).
In the past the biggest ships to visit New Zealand were just over 5000 TEUs.
Kotahi chief executive David Ross said the new era of big ship visits to New Zealand has been made possible through Kotahi's collaboration with exporters, Maersk Line and Port of Tauranga.
"This is a real step change."
"The arrival of larger ships to our waters is a key milestone for New Zealand on its journey to become a more efficient export nation.''
The new generation 9500 TEU vessels were more fuel efficient on a per-container basis and would reduce the carbon footprint of the ocean freight component of New Zealand exports by at least a minimum of 22 per cent per container unit compared to the existing New Zealand industry average. www.nzherald.co.n...
Philadelphia port operators purchase two new Super Post-Panamax cranes
Holt Logistics Corp. and Greenwich Terminals LLC’s purchase of two new Super Post-Panamax container cranes should help operations at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal and the Port of Philadelphia, according to a news release.
The container cranes are expected to be operational by late 2017 at the south Philadelphia terminal, according to the release from the Gloucester City, N.J.-based Holt, the terminal’s logistics provider.
The Super Post-Panamax classification denotes cranes that are able to handle vessels of approximately 22 or more containers wide.
The cranes are the latest in a series of improvements to modernize the terminal facilities.
As a common practice in the shipping industry worldwide and considering the challenging market environment with significant operational cost in Benin, CMA CGM anounced the implementation of a Terminal Handling Charge (THC) in Cotonou.
As from August 15th, 2016, THC will be applicable in addition to the ocean freight for import and export cargo and payable at Cotonou as follows:
Dry Containers: EUR 95 per 20' - EUR 135 per 40'
Reefer Containers: EUR 140 per 20' - EUR 195 per 40'
Special Containers: EUR 145 per 20' - EUR 205 per 40'
A video released by e-Hely via YouTube shows the size of Tanjung Priok Port in Indonesia, via the use of a drone, which was flown by drone pilot Herman Jozeph Wibowo.
It was previously reported that state-owned port operator Pelabuhan Indonesia II aims to have operations at New Priok Container Terminal, based in North Jakarta, begin on July 15, 2016.
The terminal will have a total space of 32ha and be capable of handling 1.5 million TEU annually. https://youtu.be/bwfW5S3U-H4
First Shipload of LNG Arrives at Skangas Terminal Finland
Sunday July 10th 2016 the first shipload of liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrived at the Gasum’s subsidiary Skangas LNG terminal in Pori. To be completed in August, the facility is the first LNG import terminal in Finland. LNG was brought with the time chartered Skangas Coral Energy carrier from the North West Europe. The Skangas LNG terminal is undergoing commissioning, and commercial deliveries to customers will begin in September. LNG will help diversify the Finnish energy market as it enables deliveries to industrial operators outside the gas pipeline network as well as for maritime and heavy-duty road transport. www.marinelink.co...
The Dunkirk liquefied natural gas terminal in France received its first cargo on Friday, boosting the nation’s import installations for the fuel to four, just as a wave of new supply hits the market.
Madrid Spirit, a 285-meter-long tanker, delivered a commissioning cargo from Nigeria, according to ship-tracking data. The first unloading will be followed by tests on the terminal for about two and two and a half months, according to the website of Electricite de France SA, which owns 65 percent of the project. A second tanker will arrive in about a month.
The opening of the terminal in the English Channel near Belgium coincides with more LNG tankers heading for Europe after demand waned elsewhere and prices for the fuel slumped. European LNG imports are forecast to rise about 13 percent this year to 45 million metric tons, according to Energy Aspects Ltd., an industry consultant in London. www.hellenicshipp...
Port of Green Bay becomes importer of refined products as pipeline shuts
Some of US cities supplied by the West Shore pipeline had to turn to unconventional supply sources this summer in order to meet area gasoline and diesel demand in the months since the indefinite closure of the Chicago-area refined products pipeline.
On July 6, the barge the GM 6506 arrived at the Port of Green Bay from Whiting, Indiana, at US Oil’s terminal carrying diesel. Green Bay is the northern-most city at the segment of the West Shore pipeline that has been shut since March, and has been importing approximately two barges per week of gasoline and diesel since May through the Michigan Great Lakes in order to supply the local markets.
“We were exporting diesel, gasoline and ethanol to the East Coast last year and the previous year, but this year we’ve flipped to an importer,” said Dean Haen, director of the Brown County Port and Resource Recovery Department.
The new reality is a result of West Shore Pipeline’s decision to indefinitely shut the northern stretch of its line, which connects Milwaukee to Green Bay. The 115-mile stretch of refined products line has been shut since March after “unique conditions” were discovered. In June its operator and part-owner Buckeye Partners LP announced that the closure would be indefinite as it evaluates alternatives to rebuilding the line. www.hellenicshipp...