Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) in Talks to Bring More Ships to Port of Kingston
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) is in talks to bring additional shipping to the Port of Kingston.
“Some (discussions) will be bearing fruit pretty soon; by August. The connections they have with these various lines… they’ll bring certain international efficiencies to the port,” he said.
Dr. Chang was speaking to reporters following a tour of the port on July 20. www.hellenicshipp...
DCT Gdansk’s state-of-the-art STS cranes already on rails
Three STS cranes, which in May had arrived dismantled by sea for the second berth of DCT Gdansk terminal, were erected and the process of transporting them to the crane rails began a few days ago. Now, all three of them are positioned on the crane rails.
The second berth of deepwater container terminal will be equipped with five largest and most modern STS cranes in Europe. The components of remaining two cranes will be delivered next month.
STS cranes of T2 terminal with a height of 130 m (boom up) and around 89 m (boom down), with the outreach of 25 rows of containers will be able to handle the largest container vessels in the world.
The completion of one of the largest investment projects in Pomerania is fast approaching. T2 project is on time and on budget. The infrastructure works will be finished in August and the berth will be fully operational at the end of 2016.
Port owner Cearaportus and APM Terminals (APMT) are planning to turn the Port of Pecem, Brazil into a regional transhipment hub along the East Coast of South America hub for mega-ships and will be investing US$175 million into the port, according to JOC.com. https://www.porttechnolog...
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded the Offshore Balance of Plant contract by Vattenfall for the construction of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.
Following the announcement on 29 June stating that Boskalis was the preferred contractor, the contract has now been formally awarded. The project will consist of eleven wind turbines with a capacity of 92.4 MW. The contract includes all offshore elements of the wind farm, with the exception of the wind turbine supply. The contract carries a value for Boskalis of well in excess of EUR 100 million. http://22.214.171.124/news/boskalis-aberdeen412904.aspx
Petroleum Facilities Guard has blocked terminals for months. Ras Lanuf, Es Sider terminals damaged by fighting.
Libya's Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) will start lifting a blockade on eastern oil terminals over the next three days, though a resumption of exports will depend on the state of the ports, a spokesman said on Friday.
The PFG, which protects Libya's oil terminals and fields, has blockaded the major eastern terminals of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider and Zueitina for months, and promises earlier this year to reopen them have so far come to nothing.
Labour disputes, political conflict and security threats have crippled Libya's oil output over the past three years. Production in the OPEC member state has been fluctuating at less than a quarter of the more than 1.6 million bpd reached in 2011, the year an uprising toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Ras Lanuf and Es Sider, Libya's biggest export terminals, have a combined potential capacity of 600,000 barrels per day (bpd), but both facilities have been damaged by fighting. http://126.96.36.199/news/blockades-terminal-libyas412931.aspx
The Port of Rotterdam handled 3% less cargo in the first six months of 2016 compared to ”the exceptionally good first half of 2015,” with the dry bulk segment being the leading under-performer for the period year-on-year.
Europe’s busiest port handled 9.9% less dry bulk cargo in the first half of 2016 than in the same period last year. Liquid bulk segment marked a 1.1% drop in volume, while the container throughput decreased by 2.3%.
The port’s turnover in the first half of 2016 was EUR 336.9 million, a EUR 2 million decrease compared to the first six months of 2015. worldmaritimenews...
Metrans puts first hybrid shunting locomotive into operation at the Port of Hamburg
Metrans, the Rail Subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), is reacting to the growing shunting volumes at Europe’s largest rail port by increasing the number of its own shunting locomotives by two to five, HHLA said on Thursday.
The Company has opted for the modern hybrid technology of the Prima H3 locomotives from Alstom, meaning that for the first time in the world a hybrid locomotive will be used for heavy-duty shunting on a permanent basis.
Roger Mahler, Managing Director of Metrans Rail (Deutschland) GmbH, said: “The two Prima H3 shunting locomotives will help us to cope with the increasing shunting volumes at the Port of Hamburg. We are pleased by the locomotives’ high performance and environmental friendliness, which we will be able to make use of in our shunting collaboration with other rail operators at the port. This makes the Port of Hamburg, the largest rail port in Europe, even more efficient.”
Construction of a New Dry Dock of Cochin Shipyard Limited Approved
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of a new dry dock within the existing premises of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) at an estimated cost of Rs.1799 crore to augment the shipbuilding / repair capacity of the country.
The objective is to augment the shipbuilding/ ship repair capacity essentially required to tap the market potential of building specialized and technologically advanced large vessels such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vessels, Indigenous Aircraft Carriers of higher capacity, Jack up Rigs, Drill ships, large Dredgers and repairing of offshore platforms and larger vessels. This big sized dry dock is a critical requirement of CSL to promote ship building and is a step in the direction of “Make in India” initiative of the Government. www.marineinsight...
Defence and security company Saab has been awarded a contract from the Curacao Ports Authority to install the latest version of Saab’s KleinPort for the Authority’s new Harbour Management System.
Curacao Ports will be using KleinPort to manage its multi-harbour operations.
Curacao is an island just off Venezuela and an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
System functionality of KleinPort includes the scheduling of vessel traffic and services, the dispatch of pilots and tugs, the recording of cargo data, full tariff billing and provision of comprehensive management reporting. https://www.porttechnolog...