Completes download of third new gantry crane of TPS Valparaiso..
The third South Pacific Terminal Terminal Valparaíso (TPS), the third Post-Panamax gantry crane of the "Ship to Shore" type acquired by the concessionaire, is already located at the South Pacific Terminal Pier, after successfully completing its unloading from the barge that moved it from Valdivia the week pass.
According to company information, the maneuver was carried out using a self-propelled modular system, which accurately transferred the fully assembled structure from the barge to the surface of Terminal 3.
TPS CEO Francesco Schiaffino, referring to the culmination of the process, said: "With this new gantry crane, which adds to the two previous ones received last year, we completed the investment plan in equipment that allows us to meet two Post-Panamax ships simultaneously, with a 740-meter Dock Front and six dock gantry cranes, so we are very pleased to continue making progress on our commitment to maintain the competitiveness of Valparaiso. "
The new gantry crane, identical to the two previous ones, is of the "Ship to Shore" type. It has a lifting capacity of 65 tons and 30 movements on average per hour. It weighs almost 1,300 tons and is 107 meters high with its outstretched arm, making it the largest on the west coast of South America.
With this the team begins its commissioning period, during which it will undergo a series of adjustments and tests and thus begin its operation in the coming weeks.
Newest Jetty at Zeebrugge to Support Growth of LNG as Marine Fuel, Suggests Fluxys
Belgium-based Fluxys Tuesday, alongside an announcement that the LNG-powered Coral Energy became the first LNG carrier to berth at the second jetty at Zeebrugge's LNG terminal, suggested that the terminal's newest jetty would support the growth of LNG as bunker fuel.
"LNG is becoming increasingly important as a marine fuel because LNG has a much cleaner combustion than heavy fuel oil and stringent sulfur emission regulations are in force in the English Channel, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea," said Fluxys. shipandbunker.com...
Laem Chabang to serve as Costa Victoria cruise hub
Costa Victoria, a cruise liner operated by Italy-based Costa Crociere Co, plans to use Laem Chabang as its maritime tourism hub to serve cruise ship travellers in Asean.
It is the company's first cruise ship coming to Thailand needing a berth at Laem Chabang's deep-sea port.
Buhdy Bok, president of Costa Group Asia, said Thailand has long-term tourism potential as a sourcing and destination market for maritime tourism.
"Costa Victoria is one of our cruise liners pioneering the Asia-Pacific region.We will continually expand in Thailand by launching our first home port cruises from Laem Chabang," he said.
Costa Victoria captain Giovanni Cosini said Thailand boasted one of the fastest-growing tourism industries in Asia-Pacific. www.bangkokpost.c...
Unexpected cruise ship at Bluff could signal future tourism opportunities
January 12 2017 - A French cruise ship docked in port at Bluff could herald the beginning of some unique cruise ship tourism in Southland.
One of luxury cruise company Ponant's yachts, L'Austral, is in port at Bluff after suffering "an issue" at sea, while on its way to the Sub Antarctic Islands.
Venture Southland tourism team leader Warrick Low said he found out about 4pm on Wednesday the ship would be arriving on Thursday afternoon, where the 200 passengers would spend the night on the ship and disembark on Friday morning.
The cruise is expected to resume its normal plan of passage to the islands on Saturday morning. www.stuff.co.nz/t...
Portland Port prepares to welcome world's biggest cruise ships
PORTLAND Port says it is off to a 'flying start' for the new year as it welcomes lots of marine traffic – and prepares for the world's biggest cruise ships.
Following a year in which it marked 20 years as a private port and continued its cruise ship boom, port chiefs are looking forward to a prosperous 2017.
A major project for the port this year is the completion of the extension to the main cruise berth at the outer coaling pier.
The new facility, due to be completed in the spring, will further strengthen the port’s position by being able to accommodate vessels with length overall's (LOA) of more than 340 metres. www.dorsetecho.co...
Port Manatee’s newly expanded south gate complex is now open, offering enhanced capabilities for movement of oversized cargo.
A ribbon-cutting on 15 December formally celebrated completion of the US$1.1 million project, which features new gates, guard kiosk, canopy and lighting, as well as reconfigured security fencing.
Widened entry and exit lanes facilitate safe, efficient accommodation of extra-large project cargos, including massive LNG heat exchangers being manufactured at the Air Products Port Manatee facility across US 41 from the port. https://www.drybulkmagazi...
Tenova TAKRAF successfully delivers a CSU for the Port of Pecem in Brazil
Global mining, bulk material handling and minerals processing solutions provider, Tenova TAKRAF recently completed the delivery of a continuous ship unloader (CSU) to handle iron ore at the Port of Pecem, Brazil. The major turnkey contract was awarded by Secretaria Da Infraestrutura (SEINFRA) - Governo Do Estado Do Ceara in March 2014.
The CSU has a nominal capacity of 2400 tph and is able to unload vessels up to 125 000 DWT.
The CSU is equipped with a bucket-chain elevator approximately 35 m in height and with a slewing/lifting boom, which includes the transfer conveyor, for a total length of 42 m. The discharge on the conveyor jetty is via a vibrating feeder, a solution that has already proven highly successful on other machines, and which offers a number of advantages. Some of these advantages include being more compact and hence reducing the height of the machine; an important factor to consider given that the jetty conveyors are more elevated than usual. https://www.drybulkmagazi...
Thursday Jan 12, 2017 - Port of Tauranga's new megaship service to North Asia has lured Australian exporters and was expected to boost containers handled by the port to a record-breaking total of more than one million this year.
''We were all a bit nervous,'' port chief executive Mark Cairns said about the $350 million spent dredging shipping channels to make Tauranga the first New Zealand port capable of handling megaships.
But the dredging, which doubled the size of container ships able to berth at Tauranga, looked like it was paying off with the port entering a new era.
Maersk Line's new direct service to northern Asia ports involved Port of Tauranga becoming a trans-shipping hub for other New Zealand ports. Cargo was unloaded from smaller vessels and loaded onto the new generation container ships capable of carrying up to 9600 20ft-equivalent containers. www.nzherald.co.n...
The German flagged, self propelled barge "Este", 983 ts (MMSI-No.: 211505870; EU-No.: 211505870; CS: DA 6327), got out of control when leaving the communal port in Rendsburg on Jan 3, 2017. The ship ran onto the shore at Osterrönfeld on the opposite side of the Kiel Canal during the turning manoever. The ship then scraped along the embankment for severela meters and slammed into the quay of the heavy goods port behind, before it could be stopped and secured at the quay. Actually the ship is in Brandenburg.
German report with video:
LNG Gorskaya Signs Agreement for LNG Bunkering at Port of St. Petersburg
LNG Gorskaya LLC (LNG Gorskaya) has signed an agreement with the Port of St. Petersburg's Sea (Marine) Facade passenger port for the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering infrastructure, according to industry news reports.
As Ship & Bunker reported in July, LNG Gorskaya said Russia's Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) had given approval for investments into the construction of Russia's first LNG port in St. Petersburg - a development which will include bunkering. shipandbunker.com...