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 Kiel
528 days ago by arnekiel

Color Line signs new long-term contract with port operators Seehafen Kiel GmbH
Kiel, November 7th, 2012: the Norwegian shipping company Color Line will continue to favour Kiel as a base following the signing today of a new long-term contract with port operators SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG. With their signatures, Color Line CEO Trond Kleivdal and the Managing Director of the Port o fKiel Dirk Claus clinched a further ten years of co-operation. Claus said: “Color Line’s liner service between Kiel and Oslo is an exemplary success story. We are proud to be the partners of this shipping company”. Press release: www.portofkiel.co...

528 days ago by arnekiel

Largest cargo of coal ever reaches Wilhelmshaven Rhenus Midgard’s terminal
The "Navios Pollux" was the first fully laden Capesizer to reach Rhenus Midgard’s expanded Niedersachsenbrücke jetty in Wilhelmshaven on Nov 3. The ship transported the largest cargo of coal ever to reach a German seaport. The vessel with 171,477 tonnes of coal on board reached Wilhelmshaven after a voyage lasting 19 days. After the mooring basin at the Niedersachsen jetty has been deepened, it is the only port in Germany that can handle fully laden. Two thirds of the cargo were unloaded directly to the storage area of a power station near the coast and Rhenus Midgard stored the remaining third at its own coal terminal for further transport to customers further inland by rail in line with demand.

528 days ago by arnekiel

Iran Detains Saudi Fishing Vessel off the coast of Bushehr Province
Iran has seized a Saudi fishing vessel in its territorial waters off the coast of Bushehr Province, Press TV reported on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 The vessel was detained on Tuesday after it entered Iran’s territorial waters, Col. Qalandar Lashkari, the commander of the coast guard of the province, said. He provided no details about the vessel or its crew. Iran and Saudi Arabia both border the Persian Gulf, with Iran covering most of the northern coast and Saudi Arabia most of the southern one.

528 days ago by arnekiel

Dredging on Aberdeen Channel Completed Early
Aberdeen Harbor has welcomed the largest ever vessel to the port after the completion of a £5.2 million program to improve access and deepen the Navigation Channel. The improvements – designed to open the harbor to larger vessels and new markets – were completed five weeks ahead of schedule. www.dredgingtoday...

528 days ago by arnekiel

Iron ore port Port Hedland to become popular cruise tour destination
The mining town of Port Hedland in Western Australia's mineral rich Pilbara has ambitions to become a leading destination for cruise ship tours. ABC News reports that the Pilbara coastal town, which is the chief exit point for the Pilbara's prodigious iron ore output as well as the world's largest bulk tonnage export port, is attracting an increasing number of cruise ships, four of which have docked at Hedland since last year. The town's Mayor Kelly Howlett is spearheading efforts to promote Hedland as a cruise tour destination, saying that she feels "we are the 'it' destination right now" and that "cruise ships are keen to come." www.mining.com/ir...

528 days ago by arnekiel

Newcastle port ship waiting time down to two days
Seaborne exports of coal from Newcastle port were 2.78 million mt in the seven-day period to 7 am Sydney time Monday, (20:00 GMT Sunday), and were roughly the same as the seven days ended October 30 when 2.76 million mt was shipped to customers, said Newcastle Port Corp. in its latest coal shipments report.

528 days ago by arnekiel

Chongqing will scrap 700 ships in the next four years
The ongoing standardisation of ships along China’s longest river, the Yangtze, continues with plans to scrap more than 700 old vessels in the Chongqing area. Wang Botao, director of the Chongqing port and shipping authority, said: “The capacity structure adjustment is an important part of the shipping industry structural adjustment. We must develop large-sized and standardized ships, and also accelerate the scrapping of old ships.” From 2003 till now, Chongqing has scrapped over 700 old ships. “In the next four years, Chongqing has a mission to eliminate another 700 ships,” Wang said. [07/11/12]

529 days ago by Kuldipsinh

Chennai Airport to get modern air cargo hub by December
Chennai Airport will get a modern air cargo hub and a fully-automated cargo handling system by December. Authority of India (AAI) said that 90% of the 150 crore project was complete and a trial run was expected to begin shortly. The new hub spread in an area of 58,000 sq m will include a state-of-the-art mechanised cargo handling area. The present air cargo hub spread over 26,000sq m. is one of the busiest in the country. It serves nearly 30 cargo airlines, including more than 12 exclusive cargo freighters. The new hub is expected to handle more than six lakh tonnes of cargo, against the 2.5 lakh tonnes of cargo that the existing one handles

 Cochin
529 days ago by Kuldipsinh

Defence Ministry asks Kochi port to scan all containers at Vallarpadam
The Defence Ministry has asked Kochi Port to scan all containers passing through the Vallarpadam Terminal. The ministry has, in a letter, cited security reasons for the move. Senior port officials confirmed the development. They said the additional security layer will kick in after the initial screening of containers by the Customs Department. The move will, however, be time consuming, and delay movement of cargo, the officials said. No transhipment terminal in the world follows a system of scanning each container . Even the US and the European Union, which follow strict security measures, have not put in place such a security layer, the officials said.

529 days ago by arnekiel

Work resumes at Sokhna
Following reports of labour strikes which left operations idle at the Ain Al-Sokhna terminal, operated by DP World at the Port of Sokhna, workers have picked up where they left off on Nov. 6 , 2012.


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