Antwerp to host christening ceremony for Hapag-Lloyd newbuild in 2019
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is to name its new expedition vessel Hanseatic Inspiration in Antwerp on 13 October 2019. Hanseatic Inspiration’s christening will mark the first time the Belgian port city has hosted an official naming ceremony for an ocean cruise ship. “Hanseatic Inspiration will be the first ocean-going cruise ship to be christened in the city of Antwerp,” said Koen Kennis, deputy mayor of Antwerp. “That is something very special. On behalf of the city of Antwerp, I would like to thank Hapag-Lloyd Cruises for the years of trust and confidence that the company has shown in the city.” Following her naming ceremony, Hanseatic Inspiration will embark on a 15-day maiden voyage from Antwerp to Tenerife
DULUTH, Minn.- The Erie Trader made it’s way out of the Duluth port heading to Two Harbors to load up on some iron ore.
Spring is in the air but ice is still on the lakes, which didn’t stop the first boat of the season. The first shipping vessel of the season left the Twin Ports Tuesday afternoon. The sound of spring has arrived in Duluth as the shipping season kicks off. Seeing the first shipping boat make its way under the aerial lift bridge is a sight to see. Many people gathered near the lake, taking photographs, and enjoying the view.
One couple FOX21 spoke with said they enjoy the lift bridge plenty, but make sure to never miss this.
“It’s the first ship of the season, it’s just really cool,” onlookers John and Jean Kennedy said. “It’s a novelty of Duluth.”
One family visiting Duluth tells us they were hoping to see a boat and just lucked out today. Now they plan to make it a tradition.
“Well the ice the obstacles and the cold weather,” tourists Kubes family said. “It’s just something you don’t normally see.”
The Erie Trader is the first of six winter vessels departing on Tuesday. Every year the Twin Ports Harbor has nearly 900 vessel visits.
DP World buys stakes in Peru’s No. 2 container terminal
DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, said it had bought a logistics firm in Peru for $315.7 million, giving it a 50 percent stake in the country’s second largest container terminal.
The acquisition of Cosmos Agencia Maritima, which also offers maritime services, gives it half-ownership of Euroandinos Port Terminals which operates the port of Paita.
Dubai-owned DP World operates several ports in South America, including a container terminal in Peru’s Port Callao.
DP World also said in a separate announcement that its joint venture with India’s National Infrastructure Investment Fund had bought a 90 percent stake in Mumbai-based logistics firm Continental Warehouse Corp.
The acquisition was the first made by the joint venture which has said it plans to invest up to $3 billion in ports, logistics and related sectors.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The purchase consideration is less than 5 percent of DP World’s net asset value as of Dec. 31, 2017, it said.
Wan Hai Lines to launch new China to Vietnam service
Wan Hai Lines Ltd. has announced its plan to expand its existing service network between China to Southeast Asia by launching a new weekly service from South China to Vietnam on 29th March 2018.
The service, named CV3, will be operated with 2 vessels with an intake of 1,200 TEU. Wan Hai Lines shall deploy 1 vessel while its partner COSCO Shipping Lines Co., Ltd. will operate the other vessel. The service rotation shall cover Jiangyin – Shantou – Hong Kong – Shekou – Nansha – Cat Lai – Hong Kong – Jiangyin.
From this month, all vessel refuelling and resupplying at the Port of Santos will be monitored by drones, a move that the port authority hopes will boost security and identify leaks, which it can then move quickly to rectify.
The director of logistics operations at the Companhia Docas do Estado de São Paulo (Codesp), Carlos Henrique de Oliveira Poço, revealed that trials have already taken place, with the eventual contract involving drones being flown over the port 24 hours a day, including weekends and on holidays.
Of particular interest is the mooring of supply barges during resupply operations and the removal of the fuel hoses once these operations have been completed. Codesp wants to avoid incidents such as that which occurred in 2016, when 2,000 litres of oil spilled into the water, resulting in fines of $6,000 levied by the environmental authorities. www.portstrategy....