Brazilian dock workers called off a national port strike set for next week and said they are willing to relax rules that allow unions to control labor assignments at terminals, following talks with the government over reform of the country's ports, union leaders said. Progress in talks between the unions and government will help relieve some pressure building on the global soy and sugar markets, which have been fixating on concerns that Brazil's underdeveloped port infrastructure might grind to a hault under the weight of record crops this season. Port workers have interrupted the flow of commodities such as soy, corn, coffee, sugar and meats through Brazilian ports over the past few months with occasional six- to 24-hour strikes, hoping to pressure the government to negotiate its reforms.
Port of Ancona closed for three hours due to adverse weather conditions
Because of bad weather conditions (wind up to 100 km/h) the port of Ancona was closed today (25/03/2013) from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The ferry EUROPALINK (Minoan), which arrived from Trieste at 14:15 pm had to wait in front of the port entance until the port was opened again. The vessel left Ancona (for Igoumenitsa and Patras) at 8:00 pm with a delay of 6 hours.
This had also consequences for another ferry of Minoan Lines:
The CRUISE OLYMPIA (scheduled arrival 5:00 pm) had to wait outside the port until EUROPALINK left the port. So CRUISE OLYMPIA entered the port with a delay of three hours.
On Wednesday 27th March an auction will be held to sell of items of this offshore yard , the land is now owned by the Port of Tyne :- eaturing
MOBILE CRANES/MATERIAL HANDLING/VEHICLES
Richier Tower Crane, 10000kg/17m, 2700kg/60m
Faun KF120.63/605 120 Ton Diesel Telescopic Mobile Crane (1988)
Grove RT865 60 Ton Mobile Crane, 60000kg/3m, Boom 18.9m - 34.6m SOLD STC
Coles 36/40 TFC 36 Ton Mobile Crane, 36Ton/10ft, Boom 34.25ft - 80.25ft
Coles Speedcrane 9/10 9 Ton Mobile Crane, 9Ton/8ft, 2.6Ton/22ft
Daewoo D70 7 Ton Diesel Fork Lift Truck (1995)
Combi-Lift C8000 Side Loading Fork Lift Truck (2008) SOLD STC
JCB 930 3 Ton Rough Terrain Fork Lift Truck
Terberg YT180 Yard Shunter (2000) SOLD STC
Sisu TR160AL2E8B 4X4/280 Tug Master Yard Shunter
Crane Fruehauf 32ft Low Loader Trailer SOLD STC
Slemish FXK45VPWS 40ft Tri-Axle Flat Bed Trailer (2004) SOLD STC
(2) 44ft Tri-Axle Flat Bed Trailers
Ford Transit 100T350 Dropside Truck (2007)
Iveco Ford Cargo 75E15 Flat Bed Truck
Wero 2XG3G 17000kg Lifting Beam (2011)
(2) Sykes Diesel Operated Winch with Crofts Reduction Gearbox SOLD STC
Large Qty of Assorted Manual Chain Hoists, Plate Lifting Clamps, Wire Rope,
Heavy Duty Shackles, Eye Bolts, Fibre Lifting Slings, Lifting Chains
SHEET METAL/FABRICATION EQUIPMENT/MACHINE TOOLS
Hugh Smith 12ft x 1” Pyramid Bending Rolls (c1970)
Jesco Polycontour Vari-Piper 24.48 CNC Pipe Cutter (1998)
Pipemaster Manipulator Headstock, 38” dia Hollow Spindle
ESAB CXE P4000 4-Head CNC Profile Burner, 4m x 30m, 4.0Kva (1997)
Large Qty Lincoln Electric, Newarc, Transarc Portable Welding Sets, Oxy-acetylene Cutting Equipment
(8) Welding Bays with Nederman Extraction Hoods (c2011)
TOS SN50C 500mm x 1500mm Gap Bed Centre Lathe (1985)
Kitchen & Walker E2 3’6” Radial Arm Drill
(3) Bauer S380 Horizontal Bandsaws (1991-97)
Various Pillar Drills
Ingersol Rand ‘Nirvana’ N132 Packaged Air Compressor, 10Bar (2010)
Atlas Copco GA30 Packaged Air Compressor (1993)
Ingersol Rand SSR2000 Air Compressor
GS Mobile MPM12/370.SS-KA Arc Welding Generator Set
(3) Rubb Building Tension Building Relocatable Structures, 40m x 25m, 25m x 25m, 38m x 25m
Large Qty of Scaffolding and Walkboards, Qty of Youngman Alloy Staging, Tyne Gangway Structures BSMA89 Type S Aluminium Gangway, Trailer Eng 2250 litre Fuel Bowser, 22700 litre Diesel Storage Tank
Hand Power Tools, Festoon Lighting, Electrical Cable, Rigid Pipe Threaders, Electrical Fittings
Dilo B048R02 Portable Vacuum Pump (2010), Boltless Pallet Racking, Heavy Duty Steel Tables
A Buyer’s Premium of 15% is applicable
All Lots are to be sold by Online Auction unless sold prior
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Newcastle International Airport
Durham Tees International Airport
There are 2 major roads within easy reach of the facility, A1(M) & A19
RAC Route Planner (NE33 1RZ)
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CEMS-Dalian to open ship recycling centre in Zhuanghe near Dalian
Irish-owned CEMS-Dalian (CEMS-D) is to develop a centre for ship dismantling and recycling in Zhuanghe near Dalian, one of the busiest ports in the world, located north-east of Beijing.
A delegation from Dalian, including city officials and industrialists, is in Ireland this week to meet with government ministers and senior level government officials as well as leading academics in environmental science and maritime engineering. More to read at businessandleader...
APM Terminals Consortium named preferred bidder for Abidjan container terminal
A consortium comprised of APM Terminals, Bolloré Africa Logistics and Bouygues has been named the preferred bidder to manage a second container terminal at the Port of Abidjan, APM Terminals said in a press release.
Plans for the new facility (TC2), call for an investment of 300 billion Central African Francs ($590 million USD) over the 21-year concession term. With a depth of 16 meters, the TC2 Public-Private Partnership will be able to accommodate vessels of up to 8,000 TEU capacity, greatly expanding the role of the port as a regional hub for West Africa, in accordance with the port’s Master Plan. New construction will include 35 hectares (86 acres) of yard along 1,100 meters of quay, equipped with Ship-to-Shore gantry cranes and electric Rubber-Tire Gantry Cranes (eRTGs), an environmentally-friendly innovation representing a first for port operations in the Ivory Coast, and Africa.
Hanjin $300 million shipping container terminal deal at Jaxport falls through
A major shipping company will not build a $300 million shipping container terminal at Jaxport. Our news partners at the Jacksonville Business Journal say Jaxport has agreed to release Hanjin from its contract. Weakness in the economy is being blamed. Had the deal gone through, it would have brought more than 5,600 jobs to the area and nearly $1 billion in economic impact. However, as part of the agreement, Hanjin will bring a new Asian container ship to Jaxport every week. www.actionnewsjax...
Siltation from recent flooding has reduced the depth of the main channel at Newcastle Port by up to 90 cm. Newcastle Port Authority advises that the main channel depth is revised to 14.3 metres. The normal channel depth at zero tide is 15.2m. Cape Sized ships are expected to be restricted in their ability to load a full cargo until the area is restored to its design depth.
Vizhinjam Port received first container ship on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Vizhinjam Port received its first container ship on Tuesday, but the event also exposed the shortcomings of this small port. The port lacks a tug to guide ships in and cranes for off-loading large containers from the ships.
It is understood that the port officials placed these issues before Ports Minister K Babu, who visited the port on Tuesday. The container vessel, MV Karuthal, arrived here on Tuesday morning as part of a trial run at various small ports in the state. It docked at the new wharf shortly after 12 noon. According to shipping agents Blue Sky Ports Services Pvt Ltd, the ship carried 94 containers. Captain Zaw Win Thein leads a 15-member crew on the Trans Asia Line vessel. The ship arrived here from Dubai via Beypore and will leave for Kollam at 8 am on Wednesday. Its long journey will end at Kochi, where the containers will be off-loaded. newindianexpress....
Yangfan Group receives six 2,200 teu newbuilding orders from Afrika-Linien
Zhejiang-based shipbuilder, Yangfan Group, has received six 2,200 teu container newbuilding orders from Afrika-Linien (DAL)/John T Essberger Group.
The order includes four ships plus two options, valued at around US$26m each, which are due for delivery from 2015.
The ships are likely to be built at Zhoushan Dashenzhou Shipbuilding and Repair, a subsidiary of Yangfan Group.
OOCL signs 40-year, US$1.2 billion Long Beach terminal deal
OOCL, the world's 11th largest carrier, recently signed a 40-year lease with the Port of Long Beach, including an investment of US$1.2 billion in a terminal upgrade on the 309-acre Middle Harbour site. OOCL won support from International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) leaders, who praised the company's willingness to work alongside the union in discussing the introduction of technology.