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454 days ago by Timsen

Port extension inaugurated with huge party
The port extension of Esbjerg was inaugurated on June 21, 2013. Initially, the enlargement thought of the wind turbine industry. The new port area of 650,000 m2 and 1 km quay, built with specific purposes of the wind turbine industry, will be officially opened with a huge party. "Our port is a really good business. Buying a port from the state is actually one of the best things I've been involved in as mayor of Esbjerg. This means that we have become masters in our own house and have been able to determine the rate at which we would expand our port", the Mayor of the Esbjerg Municipality, Johnny Søtrup, said. Johnny Søtrup believed that Esbjerg must fight hard to maintain its position as one of Europe's strongest offshore ports on the farm area: "It's only a matter of time before the port will be extended again. We'll talk about right now". The port of Esbjerg is a workplace for 8,000 employees. In 2012 1,200 new jobs were created. Researcher Klaus Lindegaard from the Southern University believes that there is every indication that this development will continue. Danish report with rendering: www.maritimedanma...

455 days ago by arnekiel

Nhava Sheva repeats call for tenders to build fourth container terminal
INDIA's Port of Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva) has renewed its request for bidders for a fourth container terminal after the initial September 2012 tender call failed when preferred bidder Singapore's PSA International pulled out. Officials said the restructured project, comprising a total quay length of two kilometres, adequate backup infrastructure and modern service equipment, will require an estimated investment of approximately US$1.4 billion, according to UAE's Construction Week. There had been reports that the project would be split into two terminals with a berth length of 1,000 metres each with a view to attracting more private investors, but the government rejected the proposal. The contract will be awarded under the public-private partnership model with a 30-year operating concession and the applications are expected to be submitted on or before July 19, the report said. The construction will help double Nehru's total capacity from the current 4.17 million TEU to nearly 9 million TEU at full build out.

455 days ago by arnekiel

Deepwater container port at Karachi to be complete by 2015
Pakistans Ports and Shipping Minister Kamran Michael says the Pakistan Deep Water Containers Port in Karachi, will be completed by the end of next year, reported the Associated Press of Pakistan.

455 days ago by arnekiel

Adventure of the Seas - Largest cruise ship ever berthed in St. Petersburg
On June 19, Passenger Port of St. Petersburg "Marine Façade" for the first time in its history accepted the 140,000-tonne cruise ship Adventure of the Seas of Royal Caribbean Intl., press center of Marine Façade says. As of today, it is the largest ship to call on St. Petersburg. The ceremony of traditional exchange with vessel’s and port’s memorial signs was held on board the ship on the occasion of the first call. Ole-Johan Gronhaug, Captain of the ship, noted the new port’s safe navigation and excellent infrastructure fully complying with the requirements on handling liners of this size. In navigation 2013, vessels of Royal Caribbean Intl. will make 32 calls on the Marine Façade. They will deliver to Saint-Petersburg over 80,000 tourists.

455 days ago by arnekiel

Sibur expects completion of new Ust-Luga LPG terminal by year end
Sibur expects to fully complete the construction of Ust-Luga LPG terminal by the end of 2013, IAA PortNews reporter cites Chief Engineer of the terminal Konstantin Kazenkov as telling journalists. According to him, the facilities are to be built in four phases. The terminal currently undertakes test shipments of LPG. The third gas carrier loaded in Ust-Luga is to deliver 11,000 m3 of LPG to France. The first phase provides for transshipment of pressurized LPG. Later on, with the launch of isothermal storage facility, it will be possible to ship gas by refrigerated vessels which can carry eight times as much gas as pressurised gas carriers.

455 days ago by linervision

CMA CGM adds direct Venice - Far East link
Effective late July, CMA CGM is to add Marghera, an industrial port near Venice, to its Phoenician Express (#10) service between the Adriatic Sea and the Far East. The service is one of the four Mediterranean/Black Sea – Far East services that the French CMA CGM runs in partnership with Maersk Line. The Danish carrier, which markets this loop as its ‘AE12′, has so far not given any indication of its participation in the Venice-Marghera call. For the time being, the port will only be called by the CMA CGM vessels. full story: linervision.wordp...

456 days ago by arnekiel

Fujairah to build 9 Mill. tons LNG Terminal
Emirates LNG Company is looking to build an import gas terminal at Fujairah capable of handling 9m tonnes a year. The UAE has become a net gas importer over the last few years. Emirates LNG is studying the idea of building a floating storage and conversion unit and has been in touch with two Norwegian firms, Excelerate and Golar, over the proposal.

456 days ago by arnekiel

Efforts made to improve Beirut port
The Minister of Public Works and Transport Ghazi Aridi has intervened to try and resolve issues at the port of Beirut where containers are stacking up. The port has struggled to handle a sudden surge in volumes up from around 8,000 teu a day to 19,000 at the moment.

456 days ago by arnekiel

Suez Canal workers protests nearing fourth week
The failure in negotiations between the Suez Canal Authority and local workers yesterday was blamed on the absence of Mohab Mamish, the head of the authority. Mamish had been the focus of an ugly clash last week as protesters surrounded his car. Protests continued for the seventeenth day in a row, with a subcontractor firm demanding reinstatement. [Gulf Ship News 17/06/13]

456 days ago by arnekiel

Warm reception for maiden call of APL Salalah
The Port of Salalah and APL have entered into a new era of partnership with the arrival of APL Salalah, the container vessel named after the Sultanate of Oman’s second largest city. A ceremony was held yesterday (June 18, 2013) in the port premises to mark the 10 years of partnership between APL and the Port of Salalah. The ceremony was held under the auspices of Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan al Busaidy, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar. Al Busaidy did a guided tour of the vessel and said: “This makes me proud to see vessels of this capacity calling on Port of Salalah. It strongly endorses capabilities of the port, which is one of the largest employers in Oman. Salalah’s mega-port has supported in positioning Oman on the global stage by providing a progressive hub for manufacturing and distribution.” The recently launched APL Salalah is capable of carrying 10,700 teu. www.gulfshipnews....

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