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 Phoenix  (Other Ship)
8 min ago by Timsen

Repairs progressing well
Repairs aboard the "Phoenix" which is moored at the dock 104 near the Brown Basin in Quebec since May 24 were progressing going well. The bulker broke down near the île d'Orléans, and had to be towed to the wharf. Since then, the 17 crew members have been at work to repair the propulsion problem. The ship was to resume the voyage to Dubai on May 28, if everything went according to plan and Transport Canada deemed it seaworthy. French report with photo: www.lapresse.ca/l...

 Zorturk  (Cargo Ship)
13 min ago by Timsen

Zortürk to be scrapped in St. Nazaire
Having beem nearly six years in Saint-Nazaire since July 2009, the "Zortürk" (ex-Aspet) will be dismantled. The work on the ship, which lies in dry dock in basin 3, should hopefully start in September. The port authority Port Maritime de Nantes Saint-Nazaire has obtained permission to scrap ships in the Penhoët basin. Before starting work, the APAVE, accredited for diagnosis on the presence of asbestos, has been commissioned to make a detailed survey of the old Hull. Its expertise, currently being finalized, should be available early in June. At the same time, the GPMNSN will launch a tender for this project, whose duration is not yet precisely known. It will actually depend on the quantity of asbestos contained in the ship. It was expected to take two to three months. French report with photos: www.meretmarine.c...

 Prinses Christina  (Passenger ship)
29 min ago by Timsen

Virus on the Rhine
During a cruise on the Rhine, 25 passengers of the "Prinses Christina" suffered a virus infection. Several aid workers, health officials and a hygiene officer boarded the ship in the evening of May 27, 2015, in Boppard, and made sure that the health status of the patients on board was stable. All sick remained on board, because the doctors saw no threat in the further development of the disease. In total, one hundred people were on board the cruise ship.

 Purple Beach  (Cargo Ship)
46 min ago by Timsen

Fire fighting work interrupted
Only a few hours after the start of the flooding of the smoking cargo hold the work had to be interrupted after one of the three installed hoses broke. The "Neuwerk" had to retreat from the site due to technical reasons. A part of the filter system had to be checked. Rough weather conditions meant that none of the other ships such as the "Nordergrüne", "Mellum" and "Nordic" could take over the role of the "Mellum". On scene were wave heights of three meters and thunder gusts with up to six Beaufort.

 Thors Hammer  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by Timsen

Cleanup work completed
A Unified Command consisting of representatives from the Coast Guard, Department of the Interior, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, City of Seldovia and the responsible party, formed to respond to a 6,000 gallon diesel fuel discharge into the Gulf of Alaska has completed fuel removal from the damaged tank trailer aboard the "Thor's Hammer" on May 26. Response crews and contractors from Alaska Chadux Corporation removed the 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel remaining in the punctured tank, as well as 28 bags of oily waste collected by the "Thor's Hammer"’s crew. The 6,000 gallons of spilled diesel was no longer recoverable due to weathering and evaporation. A Western Alaska Captain of the Port Order required the "Thor's Hammer" to remain in Seldovia until the vessel was cleaned and determined to be safe for transit to Homer. The vessel was later authorized to proceed to Homer where Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Homer personnel are scheduled to conduct a safety examination. The Captain of the Port Order also required the "Thor's Hammer" to remain in Homer until determined safe for commercial operation. The Coast Guard was conducting an investigation into the operations of the vessel.

 Bergen Max  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Gadani 28.05.15

 Norliner  (Fishing Boat)
1 hour ago by Timsen

NSSR boat cleared propulsion trouble
The propulsion of the "Norliner" was fouled on May 27, 2015. A diver was sent down from the lifeboat "Knut Hoem" to clear the trouble in the port of Tromsoe. Photos: https://twitter.com/NSSR/status/603808869324890113

 Golden Bell  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Gadani 27.05.15

 Jia Yong  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

Shenzhen Energy sued by Australian government over 2010 reef grounding
A southern Chinese power company is being sued by the Australian federal government over the grounding of a bulk carrier on the Great Barrier Reef five years ago. The government says Shenzhen Energy has refused to stump up the full costs for the damage caused by the grounding of the Shen Neng 1 (built 1993; 70,181 dwt) in April 2010, which damaged about 400,000 sq m of the shoal. The ship was more than 10 km outside the shipping lane, carrying 65,000 tons of coal, when it struck the reef late in the afternoon of April 3, scraping along the reef for a considerable distance and creating the longest known grounding scar on the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority chief executive Russell Reichelt said the government now had “no alternative but to take legal action” after years of negotiations with Shenzhen Energy have failed to come to an agreement. A trial has been listed for 15 days of hearings in the Federal Court in April next year. Shen Neng 1 has since been renamed Jia Yong. splash247.com/she...

 Kw 72 Tina Adriana  (Fishing Boat)
1 hour ago by Timsen

Grounding near Nordwijk
On May 27, 2015, the "Tina Adriana" ran aground on a sandbar off Langevelderslag between Noordwijk and Zandvoort. The master contacted the Coastguard center in Den Helder which in turn alerted the KNRM in Noordwijk. The lifeboat "Paul Johannes" went to the scene and was able to refloat the ship within a few minutes. It was then taken to Den Helder. Dutch reports with photos: www.omroepwest.nl... www.112bollenstre...

 Viking Princess  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

New Chevron contract for Eidesvik
Eidesvik has been awarded a contract for 19 months with up to four options for an additional 6 months with Chevron UK for the PSV Viking Princess. The vessel will be delivered to Chevron towards the end of June, and has been trading in the North Sea spot market for the past months.

1 hour ago by arnekiel

First AIS Aid to Navigation Deployed in Port of Stockholm
True Heading, leading manufacturer of Automatic Identification System (AIS) solutions, GPS compasses and app navigation, announced today that it has supplied an AIS Aid to Navigation (ATON) beacon to the Port of Stockholm, Sweden. Located at Stockholm Stream (Stockholm Ström) and the first of its kind in Sweden, local authorities launched a new buoy with the True Heading ATON transponder to assist commercial and recreational ships moving in and out of the busy harbor. Navigation buoys traditionally are marked with lights; however, to make this buoy more visible to mariners, the True Heading AIS ATON transmitter will send its position to AIS equipped vessels. gcaptain.com/firs...

 BBC Spring  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

Mega Yacht Lift Goes Horribly Wrong
The video below was just posted to facebook by the Panama-based website Mi Diario and shows a heavy lift project going horribly wrong. The ship appears to be the general cargo vessel BBC Spring, which as of Sunday was in Colon, Panama, leading us to believe that this happened sometime in the last few days during the offloading. As you can see, the yacht is being lifted by the ship’s two 400 metric ton cranes when it comes crashing back down onto the deck of the ship. Local media reported Saturday that the video was recorded by tourists at the Colon 2000 port, near the entrance to the Panama Canal on the Atlantic side. gcaptain.com/mega...

 Jian Qiang  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by arnekiel

Sulphur-Laden Bulk Carrier Hard Aground Off Texas
The Coast Guard is working with state and local partners in response to a bulk carrier loaded with sulfur that ran aground in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday while transiting outbound from Neches Industrial Park in Beaumont, Texas. The Coast Guard reports that watchstanders at Vessel Traffic Control Port Arthur received a call at approximately 1:30 p.m. from the pilot aboard the 615-foot Panamanian-flagged MV Jian Qiang, stating they ran hard aground approximately 1 mile from the westernmost jetty, outside buoys 33 and 34, in the Gulf of Mexico. There were no reports of significant damage, injury or pollution discharge. The Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the vessel’s owners are working together and providing oversight for the coordination and development of a plan to free the vessel. gcaptain.com/sulp...

2 hours ago by arnekiel

Bad weather warning
According to the Turkish State Meteorogical Service, strong N–NE winds are expected today (28 May) which could lead to the closure of the Turkish Straits and berthing cancellations at Turkish ports, GAC reports.

2 hours ago by arnekiel

BVI Cruise Pier Expansion Complete
With the expansion complete, the BVI cruise pier in Road Town, Tortola, is now 1,039 feet long and 60 feet wide. Mooring dolphins provide another 273 feet, giving a grand total of 1,312 feet of berthing space. Now the pier can safely berth two ships up to 180,000 tons each.

 Usns Mercy  (Other Ship)
2 hours ago by arnekiel

Tours on USS Arizona Memorial suspended after USNS Mercy hits dock
HONOLULU (AP) -- The National Park Service says tours on the USS Arizona Memorial are suspended after a Navy ship struck and damaged the memorial's dock. Spokeswoman Abby Wines said Wednesday that boats are taking visitors to a spot near the memorial where they may view it from a distance, but visitors are not being taken on it. Wines says the ramp and handrails connecting the dock to the memorial are mangled. Park service and Navy divers are expected to assess the damage from underwater Wednesday. Wines says the incident occurred when the hospital ship USNS Mercy and a tug boat were maneuvering in Pearl Harbor. She says either the tug boat or the Mercy hit the dock. Wines says it's unclear how long tours on the memorial will be suspended.

 K.pride  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by arnekiel

Police board coal ship in Newcastle after crewman goes missing
Investigations are intensifying into the presumed death of a man on a coal ship, with police boarding the vessel in Newcastle. The incident happened on the Korean-owned ship K Pride on May 14, but union officials only found out on Monday. It took three hours for crew members to notice a 54-year-old on board was missing. The ship was en route to Newcastle but was in international waters at the time. New South Wales Police are investigating, with officers from the Marine Command boarding the ship today, May 28. It is currently being loaded with coal off Newcastle's Kooragang Island, and is due to leave port tomorrow.

 Sage Sagittarius  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by arnekiel

Death ship inquest: My husband did not take his own life
THE widow of the cook who disappeared aboard the Sage Sagittarius coal ship in 2012 has dismissed any talk that her husband might have taken his own life. Filipino chief cook Cesar Llanto vanished aboard the Sagittarius on August 30, 2012. His presumed death, and that of two others within weeks of each other, is being considered by a coronial inquest in Sydney. More to read at www.caboolturenew...

 Geelong Star  (Fishing Boat)
2 hours ago by arnekiel

Geelong Star fishing off Far South Coast NSW
THE rumours have been flying that factory trawler Geelong Star has been off the Far South Coast of NSW this week. Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation director and Game Fishing Association of Australia president Brett Cleary said his information was that the 95-metre trawler was off Batemans Bay but has now headed south toward Flinders Island. A Small Pelagic Fishing Industry Association (SPFIA) representative late Thursday confirmed to the Narooma News that the vessel had indeed been off the Far South Coast NSW but had now moved on. The Bermagui Bait and Tackle Facebook page was alive with comments this week that the vessel had been off Bermagui and then headed south past Tathra. Local commercial fishermen were equally outraged as recreational fishermen, so strong was their anger that they threatened to start working without fishing licences. The general public is in the dark as to the location of the ship because while the Australian Fisheries Management Authority requires Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) on the vessel, it does not require the Automatic Identification System (AIS) system to be on while the VMS is on. www.batemansbaypo...

 Oslo
2 hours ago by arnekiel

Hapag-Lloyd grows feeder network in Scandinavia, adds Oslo to BAX-Service
Ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd will begin calling Oslo on its Baltic Express Service (BAX) in June. The BAX will then link a total of six ports in Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Russia with hubs in Hamburg and Bremerhaven, where it will connect to the company’s global service network. The first ship is scheduled to depart from Oslo on June 4. The new port rotation of the BAX service will be Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Oslo, Muuga/Tallinn, Saint Petersburg, Kotka, Klaipėda, Gdynia, and Hamburg. In addition, Hapag-Lloyd will now offer customers two calls a week in both Gothenburg and Helsingborg, Sweden The carrier's Sweden Denmark Express (SDX) is adding a call in Gothenberg as its port of origin, with the first departure scheduled for June 9. The full port rotation for the SDX service will be Gothenburg, Aarhus, Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Helsingborg, and Gothenburg. The port rotation of the Gothenburg Express (GTE), however, will remains unchanged, calling Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Helsingborg, Gothenburg, and back to Bremerhaven. Hapag-Lloyd has a total of five dedicated feeder services in the Baltic region/Scandinavia, all of which are connected to its global service network via hubs in Hamburg and Bremerhaven.

 Purple Beach  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by Timsen

Flooding of cargo hold commenced
In the early evening hours of May 27 four members of a fire fighting unit managed to board the "Purple Beach" and installed three water hoses near the smoking cargo hold. After they were connected with the "Neuwerk", the experts left the ship again. Calculations of the German Lloyd showed that it was possible to flood the hole cargo hold with 5000 tons of on the whole 20000 tons Nitrophoiska 15+15+15+2 S with water without affecting the structural integrity of the ship. In the evening hours 500 cubic meters water had been pumped into the hold. The works continued the whole night. The "Mellum", the buoy layer "Nordergründe", the tug "Nordic" remained on site, two helicopters of the federal police and another of the German Navy remained in attendance. Photos: www.havariekomman...

 Purple Beach  (Cargo Ship)
18 hours ago by Timsen

Water curtain doused the smoke
The attempts to douse the smoke emerging from the "Purple Beach" in a joint effort of the "Neuwerk" and the emergency tug "Nordic" which joined in the foremidday of May 27 showed first success. The ships were able to close in to the cargo ship up to 100 meter under gas protection in order to cool down the hull and prevent an explosion of the cargo with massive water force. Actually no explosive atmosphere was measured. A helicopter of the federal police was supporting the forces. Also the "Mellum" and "Hermann Marwede" were remaining in the vicinity. As soon as it becomes possible to board the cargo ship, the cargo hold with 5000 tons ammonium nitrate is to be flooded with water. Later the ship might be towed to Nordenham. German reports with photos and video: https://www.ndr.de/nachri... goo.gl/tufaWU www.abendblatt.de... www.rp-online.de/... www.shz.de/lokale... www.cn-online.de/...

 Hamburg  (Passenger ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

One more cruise cancelled
Repairs of the "Hamburg" in Belfast took longer than expected. The ship had been due to sail on May 19 to Hamburg to start the next cruise which had to be cancelled now. There was no estimation how long the work would take. The next scheduled cruise was due to start on June 9 from Kiel as scheduled.

 Deutschland  (Passenger ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Deutschland to become World Odyssey
The "Deutschland" is to be renamed in "World Odyssey" during a drydocking in summer. On Sep 17 she is due to start the first voyage for Semester at Sea. Photo: www.semesteratsea...

 Bashundhara-1  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Chittagong anchorage
arrived Chittagong anchorage 25.05.15

 Yang1  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Chittagong anchorage
arrived Chittagong anchorage 27.05.15

 Mariner J  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Chittagong breakers

 Bari
23 hours ago by arnekiel

Hapag-Lloyd to enhance its Adriatic Express Service with new call to Bari
Effective June 27, 2015 Hapag-Lloyd will enhance its Adriatic Express Service (ADX) with a new call at Bari on the eastbound leg, the company said in its press release. Starting with the sailing of MV Warnow Beluga 147 EB, due to sail from Venice on June 24, 2015 the Adriatic Express (ADX) will then be operated on weekly frequency with the following port rotation: Damietta -Rijeka -Koper -Venice -Ancona -Bari -Port Said (East) -Damietta

 Zheng Yang  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Chittagong 22.05.15

 Suzu  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Chittagong 20.05.15

 Busan
23 hours ago by arnekiel

Tugboat sinks near Busan port, two dead
Two crew members died, when their tugboat sank in waters off the port of Busan, Korea. The accident occurred yesterday afternoon when the 22-ton tugboat, 97 Samyoung, was towing another vessel when the two cable snapped striking the side of the tug authorities said.

 Seatiger  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Chittagong 22.05.15

 Ngmsailor  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Chittagong 19.05.15

23 hours ago by arnekiel

Höegh LNG signs Chile FSRU deal
Höegh LNG has signed an FSRU contract with Octopus LNG in Chile for the Penco-Lirquén LNG import terminal to be located at Concepción Bay. The new deal is for a 20-year period, and is planned to commence in the second quarter of 2018 subject to Octopus completing financing and obtaining necessary environmental approvals. More at splash247.com/hoe...

 Melchior  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Chittagong 16.05.15

 MV Hub Stellar  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Chittagong 18.05.15

 Hub Grandiose  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Chittagong 18.05.15

 Eternity  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Chittagong 16.05.15

 Oceanline Sc208  (Other Ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

SAR operation at capsized dredger called off
The SAR effort, tasked with the recovery of bodies from the overturned "Ocean Line 208" in Tanjung Punggai has been called off by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), as the lead agency, on May 26 at 2.30 p.m. The latest body recovered was on May 25 at 12.25 p.m. by fisherman at about two nautical miles from Pulau Pemanggil and about 65 nautical miles from the location of incident last week. On the whole four bodies of Chinese nationals and a sole Malaysian have been recovered since the operations began on May 20. Nine other bodies of the seamen have yet to be accounted for. There was only one survivor. The decision to end the SAR operations was made after discussions with all participating agencies. The last SAR operations included patrols in the waters off Tanjung Punggai and also diving recovery efforts of the vessel’s hull. The SAR operations would continue if there were new leads. The joint SAR team consisted of the MMEA, marine police, Malaysian Navy and the Marine Department. The team was faced with rough sea conditions, making the recovery process by divers difficult.

 Citrawati  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Chittagong 17.05.15

 Bahri Jazan  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by arnekiel

RoRo ship Bahri Jazan on maiden call in Rotterdam
On Monday 18 May, the RoRo ship Bahri Jazan docked at the SCA Logistics terminal in Rotterdam’s Eemhaven area and took on board over 200 trucks destined for the Middle East. The former military vehicles come from Germany and are used, in civilian colours, in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in road construction and maintenance. This was the first time that the Bahri Jazan, represented by agent S5, had called at Rotterdam. The SCA Logistics terminal handles RoRo cargo as well as containers and breakbulk. Several regular services to Central and Northern Sweden, the Baltic region and North America call at the terminal every week. Source: portnews

 Brazil  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Chittagong 20.05.15

23 hours ago by arnekiel

Rosslare Port looking for investors
rosslare Europort is in the hunt for investors willing to commit up to €40 million for a major upgrade that will equip it to handle the ships of the future. SHARE Iarnród Éireann, the Port Authority for Rosslare Europort, announced to port staff last week that it is to undertake an assessment of market interest in a concession with a third party to operate the Port. The assessment follows a study by Indecon Consultants for the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport which examined strategic options for the future of the Europort, to maximise its potential and address future investment requirements. The report recommended that the Europort remain in the ownership of Iarnród Éireann, but with a long term concession with a third party. www.wexfordpeople...

 Suva
23 hours ago by arnekiel

Captain Calls For Tighter Traffic System at Suva Port
The captain of one of the international regular ships to our shores has called for the introduction of a Vessel Traffic System. Pacific Islander II Captain Michael Flores made these comments after his ship sounded its whistle several times at a boat believed to be fishing at the entrance of Suva Harbour. Captain Flores said: “I think in Fiji ports communication is good, light is good but think there should be a VTS. “The harbour control must monitor also the passage. At times there are a lot of fishing boats which becomes very hard for us to detect at entrance.” Harbour control and services is looked after by the Harbour Master which falls under the jurisdiction of Fiji Ports Corporation Limited. Captain Flores said while the boat was alerted within the nick-of-time it could have fatal had the crew members not detected the boat on the 17134-tonne multi-purpose vessel. “You don’t have enough space to maneuver, the two sides are shallow water, reefs. “But the fishing boats, the fishers are just staying in the middle. “Maybe if the harbour control can have a good radar control so they can monitor the area, this would help lift of profile of your port services.” fijisun.com.fj/20...

23 hours ago by arnekiel

GrainCorp loads biggest ever single shipment of grain out of Port of Brisbane
The biggest single shipment of grain that grain handler GrainCorp has loaded in Brisbane is being prepared. A ship is being loaded with 66,000 tonnes of sorghum sourced mostly from southern Queensland and will leave for China by the weekend. Brisbane GrainCorp terminal manager Josh Connell said the record breaking shipment was an exciting milestone for grain growers in Queensland. “It’s GrainCorp’s largest sorghum vessel and it’s the largest vessel we have loaded on behalf of anyone (in Brisbane), this one is for ADM,” he said. “It certainly looks like it’s our biggest individual pour.” Mr Connell said the grain could be used in a variety of ways once it was unloaded in China. “Sorghum into China typically goes three ways, it’s either stock food or they make a cereal for human consumption or alcohol.” Source: ABC Rural

23 hours ago by arnekiel

50, 000 tons of food aid dock at Port Sudan
The World Food Program (WFP) has disclosed that some 50, 000 tons of food aid from the United States intended for Sudanese bracing for hunger due to famine have docked at Port Sudan on Tuesday. In a statement seen by the {African Press Agency}, the WFP said the relief food aid was carried by the US vessel Liberty Grace and arrived at the Sudanese port with 47 500 tons of Sudan’s staple food sorghum. The US charge d’affaires in Khartoum, Jerry Lanier witnessed the docking of the ship laden with the food donations which were facilitated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Bags of sorghum were uploaded on trucks which were driven away, destined for Sudanese in communities gravely affected by ongoing conflicts between government troops and rebels especially in the troubled West Darfur region. Other areas to benefit from the food aid are Blue Nile and South Kordofan states where ethnic conflicts have displaced over two million people most of whom are in desperate need of humanitarian relief. The USAID food aid comes as the United Nations warned that at some 4 million people in Sudan are in need of such assistance. en.starafrica.com...

 Aqaba
23 hours ago by arnekiel

Gas storage ship docks in Jordan’s Aqaba
A ship laden with Qatari liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrived in Aqaba Port on Monday, May 25, 2015, marking the first shipment of the product to the Kingdom, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. The steamship –– rented from an international company in 2013 –– will be used as a storage facility. It can hold up to 160,000 million cubic metres of LNG. The shipment arrived from Singapore to the new specialised terminal. The port was named after the Kuwait emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, in February this year. Aqaba Development Corporation CEO Ghassan Ghanem said the LNG port will begin operations on Tuesday.

23 hours ago by arnekiel

Woman hanging on Shell ship since Friday ends drill protest
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning. Student activist Chiara D’Angelo requested assistance getting down from her perch on the Arctic Challenger in the Bellingham harbor around 9:30 a.m. Monday, the Coast Guard said. D’Angelo was checked for hypothermia and then released, Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer said. Source and more to read at: www.stardem.com/a...

23 hours ago by arnekiel

CMA CGM adds Baltimore to U.S. calls; launches separate service with 15 vessels
French containership giant CMA CGM Group said today it will expand its trans-Atlantic network effective the end of May, when it begins calling at the Port of Baltimore and adds a rotation linking nine ports in the U.S. and northern Europe. Baltimore, which CMA CGM has traditionally served through intermodal connections, will get its first direct vessel call in the ship line's history. The U.S. port will be added to the liner "Liberty Solo" service, which will now connect seven U.S. and European ports using four vessels, each with a 1,800-2,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) capacity, CMA CGM said. The new "Vespucci" service, supported by 15 4,500-TEU vessels, will connect the ports of Antwerp; Rotterdam; Bremerhaven; Le Havre; Southampton; New York; Norfolk; Charleston; and Savannah. The new service will be operated in cooperation with German liner Hamburg Sud Group and United Arab Shipping Co., which is jointly owned by six Arab states in the Persian Gulf. With these additions, CMA CGM said its North America and Northern European services will cover 15 ports of call, more than any other container line. Source: www.dcvelocity.co...

23 hours ago by arnekiel

Melbourne port sell-off detailed
The Port of Melbourne might be leased for 50 years to boost cash for Victoria’s degree crossing removing program. Treasurer Tim Pallas stated the worth of the lease was more likely to be $5 to $6 billion at a conservative estimate.“The lease holder shall be anticipated to ship efficiencies to spice up competitors,” Mr Pallas informed reporters on Wednesday. More to read at: www.gazetteherald...

23 hours ago by arnekiel

Longview port in talks for an oil refinery
The Port of Longview announced Tuesday that it is negotiating with Riverside Refining to bring an oil refinery to its site. The refinery would process 45,000 barrels a day, of which 30,000 barrels would be crude oil, with the remainder being used cooking oil, according to a March 18 letter from Riverside to the State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council and the governor's office. The council would be the permitting agency for the project. That volume would be about one-sixth of the expected volume that would come to a rail-to-ship oil transfer terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies that is now under review by the siting council. In the letter, Riverside said it expects the refinery to generate about 1,600 barrels of liquid petroleum gas, 9,800 barrels of gasoline, 15,300 barrels of diesel/jet fuel and 4,900 barrels of kerosene each day. In its proposal, Riverside said all its finished products would be shipped by barge to local and regional markets along the West Coast. The 47-acre site would receive shipment of one unit train every two or three days, Riverside said in its proposal. More to read at: www.columbian.com...

23 hours ago by arnekiel

Guangzhou channel expansion to allow two-way ship travel
Guangzhou Port Group has announced plans to invest CNY3 billion (USD484 million) to expand the deepwater channel of the port to meet the demand for two-way transport of large vessels. The expansion project will start from Nansha port area in the north to the deepwater area in the west of Aizhou island at the Pearl River estuary, covering Koumen channel, Dahao channel, and Linding channel. Approximately 66.6 km of the phase-three outbound channel will be expanded to 385 m wide and 17 m deep. A total of 65.2 million m³ of soil will be dredged, part of which will be unloaded at the temporary ocean dumping area while another part will be reclaimed to Longxue Island. Once completed, 100,000 dwt container ships (fully loaded) and 150,000 dwt container ships (not fully loaded) can enter and exit the port at the same time. More and source: www.ihsmaritime36...

 Aranui 3  (Passenger ship)
23 hours ago by arnekiel

Cruise-Container Hybrid Ship Makes Debut
Aranui 5, a cruise ship / container ship hybrid, will make its maiden voyage from Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands in the South Pacific Ocean at the end of November 2015. The Aranui 5 is replacing its predecessor, the Aranui 3 on a dual mission to bring travelers and commodities to the Marquesas Islands, the remotest archipelago in the world. The Aranui 5 will complete a circuit of 2,200 miles leaving from Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, and traveling to all six inhabited islands in the Marquesas chain. Making it into the archipelago alone takes over three day’s sea journey. With a total length of 126m, featuring air-conditioning and lifts, the new passenger/freighter ship can carry up to 254 passengers accommodated in magnificent suites and cabins more spacious and comfortable, of which a great number of units with private balcony. Public areas include a reception, restaurant, 4 bars including a Sky bar, dancing room, 2 conference rooms, lounges, library, video and computer room, boutique, swimming pool with jacuzzi, fitness room and Spa. It will also stop at Takapoto and Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago and idyllic Bora Bora in the Society Islands. www.marinelink.co...




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