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455 days ago by arnekiel

Yang Ming extends leasing contract with Port of LA's West Basin Container Terminal
Taiwan-based Yang Ming Marine has extended its leasing contract with Port of Los Angeles by nine more years. Yang Ming’s current lease at the West Basin Container Terminals ends in 2021 however the Taiwan owner has just extended it to 2030. “This agreement and lease extension ensures that West Basin Container Terminals will increase its global competitiveness with expanded facilities to handle more cargo,” said Geraldine Knatz, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles. [03/06/13]

455 days ago by arnekiel

Shanghai plans third cruise terminal
Shanghai: With the successful operation of two cruise terminals, Shanghai, the busiest cruise city of China is planning to build a third cruise terminal at Baoshan, according to a press conference held by Shanghai municipal government. “Amid the world big cities, two cruise terminals are not too many, Baoshan is planning to build the third large-sized cruise terminal.” said Chen Xiaoguang, deputy director of Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration. During the first four months of this year, cruise passenger visitors to Shanghai have increased 244.5%. [03/06/13]

457 days ago by arnekiel

Alteration of sea lanes off San Francisco Bay Coast effective from June 01
An effort to avoid large ships striking and killing endangered whales has led to new shipping lanes off the California coast. The changes that start on Saturday June 01, 2013 affect ship traffic in and out of San Francisco Bay, the Santa Barbara Channel and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Migrating blue, fin and humpback whales are prone to strikes since they are lured to the California coast in years where there's plentiful krill to feed on. All three species are endangered. Blue whales, the largest animals on earth, can grow up to 27 metres long but are tiny compared to large cargo ships. There are believed to be about 2000 blues in the northeast Pacific, about 2000 fin whales and about 2500 humpbacks. An increase in fatal whale strikes led federal maritime officials to work with the shipping industry and environmentalists to find ways to reduce the deaths.

457 days ago by arnekiel

US sea lanes off California Coast altered to protect whales
An effort to avoid large ships striking and killing endangered whales has led to new shipping lanes off the California coast. The changes that start on Saturday June 01, 2013 affect ship traffic in and out of San Francisco Bay, the Santa Barbara Channel and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Migrating blue, fin and humpback whales are prone to strikes since they are lured to the California coast in years where there's plentiful krill to feed on. All three species are endangered. Blue whales, the largest animals on earth, can grow up to 27 metres long but are tiny compared to large cargo ships. There are believed to be about 2000 blues in the northeast Pacific, about 2000 fin whales and about 2500 humpbacks. An increase in fatal whale strikes led federal maritime officials to work with the shipping industry and environmentalists to find ways to reduce the deaths.

457 days ago by arnekiel

Fram - First Cruise Ship in 2013 arrives in Iceland
The Norwegian cruise ship, Fram, arrived in Reykjavik the day before yesterday (May 31, 2013). This is the first cruise ship to arrive in Iceland this season. Fram is one of the smallest cruise ships to visit Iceland this summer, but this Monday the biggest cruise ship of the year will arrive. As the ship was cruising off Southeast Iceland, a passenger had a heart attack and the captain of the ship requested a helicopter from the Coast Guard to pick up the passenger and take him to a hospital.

459 days ago by linervision

Salerno to be called by Hapag-Lloyds 'Med - US Gulf' service
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460 days ago by arnekiel

Tianjin Port ties up with Brockman Mining
Hong Kong listed Brockman Mining has announced that the company has entered into a memorandum of understanding with port operator Tianjin Port Group to explore opportunities for a potential strategic investment project. The infrastructure project relates to mining, rail and port infrastructure to help ship iron ore from Brockman’s planned Marillana project. Mr. Kwai Sze Hoi, chairman of Brockman commented: “I’m very pleased to sign the MOU with Tianjin port. This is another critical stop towards defining and commercializing the infrastructure solution for our Marillana project.” [30/05/13]

460 days ago by linervision

Horizon adds Jacksonville call to Houston – San Juan Shuttle
US domestic carrier Horizon Line on Tuesday announced that it will add a Jacksonville call to its southbound service between Houston and San Juan, one of several shuttles which the shipping line operates between the US-American mainland and Puerto Rico (#1353). The revised rotation will take effect on 7 June. continue reading: linervision.wordp...

461 days ago by arnekiel

Hapag-Lloyd revises Europe - Asia EUM service
Hapag-Lloyd will revise the Europe - Asia EUM service, calling Port Said East instead of Damietta. The change will take effect westbound starting with the Colombo Express (voyage 052W27), departing Pusan on July 1, 2013.

461 days ago by arnekiel

New wharf at Monrovia Freeport officially opened on May 22
The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf offered praise for the successful partnership between the West African nation and APM Terminals as she dedicated the newly completed 600 - meter quay at the Freeport of Monrovia on May 22 at a ceremony attended by prominent members of her administration, as well as senior executives of APM Terminals. “ New infrastructure investments at the 17 hectare (42 acre) concession site will include roadway reconstruction, yard paving, new offices and gates and cargo handling technology to increa se capacity and efficiency, and improve safety standards and performance. APM Terminals will invest approximately $120 million USD over the 25 - year concession term in improvements, equipment and training.


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