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1 day ago by arnekiel

Keel-laying ceremony held for HANSEATIC INSPIRATION
On October 18 the keel-laying ceremony was held at the VARD shipyard in Romania for HANSEATIC INSPIRATION, the second of the two new expedition cruise ships built for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The hulls of both HANSEATIC INSPIRATION and sister HANSEATIC NATURE are being built in Tulcea, Romania, and will then be towed to VARD's Langsten Shipyard on the west coast of Norway for final outfitting and commissioning. Both HANSEATIC NATURE and HANSEATIC INSPIRATION are built to the highest ice class for passenger ships, although they are also designed for operation in tropical waters, including the Amazon. When operating in Antarctica, the passenger capacity for each vessel will be reduced from 230 guests to 199 guests. The maiden voyage for HANSEATIC INSPIRATION is set for October 2019 – HANSEATIC NATURE will follow in April 2019. https://www.shippax.com/e...

1 day ago by arnekiel

Green light for new cruise terminal in Copenhagen
To cope with the increasing demand from the cruise industry, the Board of Copenhagen Malmö Port, CMP, has given green light to build a new cruise terminal in Copenhagen.

1 day ago by arnekiel

Rønne Havn’s expansion about to start
A contract has been signed for the expansion of the commercial port of Rønne Havn on the Isle of Bornholm with the first spadework estimated to take place at the end of 2017. Following a tender process, the first phase of the expansion project has been awarded to the Danish contractor, Per Aarsleff A/S. This agreement fully complies with the "MasterPlan 2050". The port will expand in four phases spread over a 30-year period. In the first phase, a new 1,100m outer breakwater will be constructed, together with a multi-purpose terminal that has a 300m quay length, a new ro-ro facility and a new 150,000m² zone. The water depth will be increased to 11m, making calls of the world's largest cruise ships possible. Besides the land- and seaside expansion plans, new wastewater discharge facilities will also be built. Rønne Havn currently has an annual throughput of 1.5 million passengers and 380,000 cars. https://www.shippax.com/e...

1 day ago by arnekiel

Access to Port of Corpus Christi closed after oil barge blast leaves one dead, one missing
A crew member died and another was missing on Friday after an explosion and fire on an oil barge off of Texas, according to Reuters. Six of the eight-person crew were rescued without suffering serious injuries. The barge, carrying a load of 133,000 barrels of crude to a Corpus Christi refinery, The barge, carrying a load of 133,000 barrels of crude to a Corpus Christi refinery, was being towed by the tug boat Buster Bouchard when a rebroke out leading to the explosion at around 4.35am. It was about three miles offshore between Port Aransas and Rockport at the time. The fire burned itself out before being extinguished.

1 day ago by arnekiel

Large Ship Berth At The Seaport Of Emden - CML Supports Port Planning
Emden is one of the most important Northern European ports for vehicle transshipment. 1.3 million were transhipped here in 2016, and forecasts point to further growth. This is one of the reasons why the port operator is planning to build a large ship berth. The CML and the Sellhorn engineering company have carried out a nautical survey and an analysis of economic needs. For the needs analysis, the development of transhipment volumes was examined and a forecast of the expected demand for transport in Emden was made. The main result of this analysis is that new capacity needs to be created in order to meet the projected turnover growth. The new construction of the berth also ensures that ships, which are still growing in size in the long term, can continue to call at the port and be handled there. In addition, the new berth can temporarily serve as a transshipment alternative for companies in the inland port if the capacity of the inland port is fully utilised. In the nautical survey, ship handling simulations were carried out at the CML, accompanied by pilots from Emden. The simulation runs have shown that ships with expected future size profi les can already enter and leave the outer port of Emden today. Other important results of the nautical survey include recommendations on manoeuvring procedures, towing and mooring during the construction and operation phase of the new large ship berth. Overall, the CML investigations confi rm the high benefi t of the planned measure and the technical feasibility of a new berth between Emspier and Emskai. Source: Fraunhofer Center For Maritime Logistics And Services CML

1 day ago by arnekiel

Liepaja port to be developed for service of Panamax class vessels
Latvia’s southwestern Liepaja port will be developed into a port for service of Panamax class vessels, said Liepaja Special Economic Zone (SEZ) administrator Janis Lapins at the Latvian Ports, Transit and Logistics Council meeting today, cites LETA. He said that the port has prepared its development program for 2018-2022, assessing the port’s competitiveness, the possible development scenarios, strategic goals and tasks, as well as the projected results – cargo turnover, financial forecasts and planned capital investments. Lapins said that negotiations have been started with the Treasury on attraction of co-financing for the port’s development. According to SEZ administrator, it is planned to develop the port for service of Panamax class vessels. Such vessels can already now be served in Liepaja, but there are still some restrictions. Panamax class vessels are about 290 meters long, 32 meters wide and has 12-meter draft. The council on Wednesday approved the development plan for Liepaja port for 2018-2022. Source: BalticCourse

1 day ago by arnekiel

Kandla Port to have shore-to-ship power facility
Kandla Port will become the second major port in India to have shore-to-ship power facility after V.O. Chidambaranar Port, formerly Tuticorin Port. The facility would mean that not all the ships coming to the port will have to run their electricity from diesel generators. “In line with international conventions and the government’s initiative to reduce pollution from marine sources, the port has invited tenders for installing power supply arrangements to ships calling at the port when they are alongside berth. The project will have 1 megawatt capacity and cater to four ships at a time for their lighting loads,” said Ravi Parmar, chairman of Kandla Port. The facility is expected that emissions or usage of fossil fuel will reduce by 100 litre per hour for the vessels berthed at the port, which translates to approximately 12 kilolitre per ship for a port stay of five days. www.hellenicshipp...

1 day ago by arnekiel

Turkey’s Ceyhan port moors first oil tanker in two days
21/10/2017 - The Turkish port of Ceyhan, the gateway for Kurdish crude oil exports, received late Thursday an empty 830,000-barrel tanker from Spain, the first to moor at the facility in two days, Kallanish Energy learns from TankerTrackers.com. The tanker-tracking group said earlier yesterday “given the high number of tankers out in Ceyhan’s anchorage, it seems Iraqi/KRG exports are on pause. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan picks up the pace.” Another shipping source told Kallanish Energy a second Greek-flagged tanker arrived at Ceyhan from Russia and was moored. He added a crude oil tanker, Liberia-flagged, arrived at the port Wednesday and departed a day later for Italy. TankerTrackers.com said Monday Kurdish oil exports out of Ceyhan totaled 558,768 barrels per day (BPD) since the independence referendum was held on Sept. 25. Greece took 28% of the exports, followed by Croatia, 15.71%, Israel, 15.45% and Italy. 14.86% of the exports. The remainder of the shipments left for Poland, Spain and Cyprus. Source: KallanishEnergy

3 days ago by arnekiel

First vessel with coal shipped from Rosterminalugol (Ust-Luga) to Portugal
Rosterminalugol JSC, the largest dedicated coal port in the European part of Russia, part of Russia’s largest coal port holding Port Management Company LLC, says it has loaded the first ship bound for Portugal. It took 36 hours to load the Panamax ship Sea Tribute with 77,500 t of thermal coal. Having the loading completed on 18 October 2017 the ship set sail for a port of Sines (south-west of Portugal). Rosterminalugol says it is permanently expanding the geography of supplies. As of today, coal is shipped from the terminal to more than 20 countries including Germany, UK, Israel, Brasil and Morocco. The list is now expanded with Portugal, a country with great industry potential and insufficient natural resources. Rosterminalugol JSC (port Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region) is the largest dedicated coal terminal in the North-West region of Russia. The terminal built with the application of the innovative technologies is intended to supply Russian coal produced in Kuzbass and other coal fields to the customers in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. The terminal was founded in 1996 under the programme on establishment of a commercial seaport in Ust-Luga. Phase II of the port – automated transshipment facility – was put into operation in 2006 in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In 2016, Rosterminalugol entered the holding run by Port Management Company LLC

3 days ago by arnekiel

Record shipment marks ABP Ipswich and Glencore support of UK farmer
ABP’s Port of Ipswich has reported handling a record 12,000 tonne shipment of beans for its customer Glencore Agriculture UK, supporting local farmers and confirming its place as the UK’s number one agricultural export port. Marking the largest ever shipment of animal feed beans to be exported by ABP in East Anglia, the product will be transported to the port city of Bari in Italy. The field beans, which are used as a protein source in cattle, pig and poultry diets, will travel aboard the vessel MV Zealand Beatrix. James Maw, Glencore Agriculture UK Managing Director, said: “The ability to make a timely early shipment of such scale through ABP’s Port of Ipswich has proved to be especially important for eastern counties growers. “Completing a 12,000 tonne shipment brings essential economies of scale that can make UK beans attractive for global buyers that have a core demand for beans in their feed rations, compared to the cost of conventional 4,000 tonne carriers,” he added. “That has translated into better prices for East Anglian growers, and helping to assure a viable return from the crop for farmers.”

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