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 Timaru
468 days ago by arnekiel

Wharf work lights up as first Holcim ship nears
Giving power to PrimePort's No 2 wharf upgrade has turned into a groundbreaking exercise for a Timaru company. The wharf, constructed by PrimePort as part of a 25-year deal with cement company Holcim, is on target for completion by the end of November. With the cement ship unloader and ship unloader delivered to the Holcim dome by the MV Happy Dragon ship on Sunday, work has begun in earnest to make the wharf ready to receive its first cement ship from Japan in early December. www.stuff.co.nz/t...

 Sohar
468 days ago by arnekiel

New generation vehicle carrier docks at SOHAR
SOHAR Port and Freezone celebrated the maiden call of M.V. Hawaiian Highway, one of the world's largest vessels, at the Port's general cargo terminal on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. The new service from K-Line is a so-called post-Panamax class RoRo carrier (standing for roll-on/roll-off), with an impressive 7,500-vehicle capacity. The ship is K-Line's newest and largest vehicle carrier, with a length of almost 200 metres and a width spanning 38 metres. The vessel has a number of state-of-the-art features to allow for greater loading efficiency and it's smart construction results in a significantly lower environmental impact. Furthermore, the vessel can transport a wide variety of cargoes, including rolling stock for the rail industry. K-Line has been a regular visitor to C. Steinweg Oman, the general cargo terminal at SOHAR Port, for many years. RoRo numbers at SOHAR have seen an impressive increase of almost 200% over the first three quarters of 2015, in comparison to this time last year, and SOHAR now handles well over 200,000 vehicles annually. https://www.zawya.com/sto...

 Burnie
468 days ago by arnekiel

DP World Plans To Develop Tasmanian Terminal at Burnie
DP World and the Tasmanian Ports Corporation have announced that they will work together to develop a 200,000 teu capacity container terminal at the Port of Burnie on the Australian island of Tasmania. DP World’s investment will involve refurbishing the existing ship-to-shore (STS) crane and providing an additional one; developing the container yard for general and refrigerated containers; integrating the yard with the existing rail terminal and providing yard container handling equipment. www.hellenicshipp...

468 days ago by arnekiel

Rotterdam raises discounts on transshipment cargo and feeders
The port of Rotterdam has increased the discount for containers that are transshipped to other European ports and has extended the discount for feeder containers. From January the average eight euro ($8.80) tariff for a deep sea container will be reduced by 3.75 euro if it is transshipped to another port by sea, up from the current 2.50 euro discount. For feeder containers the existing transshipment discount of 2.50 euro will remain in place for a further two years. “In this way, the Port Authority wants to encourage the market to ship a lot more transshipment cargo via Rotterdam,” the port authority said. “It also maintains the extra incentive for container vessels to call at Rotterdam twice whenever they visit Europe.” When deep-sea container vessels sailing between continents visit the port a second time on a voyage the tariff is 25 percent of the normal rate. www.joc.com/port-...

469 days ago by Timsen

Floating dock sank in storm
A large covered floating dock at the Hirtshals Yard A/S could not withstand the storm Freja that hit Jutland in the night of Nov 7, 2015. One end of the dock was now resting on the bottom of the harbor. A ship from Esvagt inside the dock has not been damaged. Thedock was floating again on Nov 9 and seemed to have suffered little damage, but the exact amount still had to be assessed by the yard. Danish report with photos: www.flaskeposten....

469 days ago by arnekiel

Bangladesh recycling upgrade
Bangladesh is pushing ahead with a BTK120m ($1.5m) upgrade for all its shipbreaking yards at Sitakunda. The Norwegian Agency for Development Corporation (NORAD) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) have extended financial and technical support so that the yards will have treatment storage disposal facilities. Vessels to clean up the surrounding sea as well as a new hospital are also planned. Bangladesh has had to act fast as a number of shipowners, even whole national shipowner associations, have said they will boycott the nation’s yards until they improve their working practices. splash247.com/ban...

469 days ago by arnekiel

RF Government expands limits of port Vysotsk through inclusion of land for LNG terminal
Portnews - RF Government Decree dated October 31, 2015 (No 2212-р) expands the limits of seaport Vysotsk (Leningrad Region) through inclusion of the plot of land intended for construction of an LNG terminal with the capacity of 660,000 t at the Ryuyevyalinnieme peninsula. According to the statement, the decision on port Vysotsk expansion was approved in view of implementing the investment project on construction of a terminal for production and transshipment of liquefied natural gas.

471 days ago by arnekiel

Portland sets cruise ship record
Maine’s 2015 cruise ship season came to an end this week as the Seven Seas Navigator made the final port stop in the state, helping set a record for annual cruise ship visits for the largest city in Maine. Portland, Maine’s second-busiest cruise ship port, had 84 visits this year, according to Bob Leeman, marketing director for Cruise Portland, the city’s marketing arm for the cruise industry. That is 10 more visits than the 74 Portland had in 2014 and four above the previous high, he said. “We had an outstanding season,” Leeman said. Cruise ship companies and passengers, he added, “love it here.” https://bangordailynews.com/2015/11/06/business/bar-harbor-misses-mark-but-portland-sets-cruise-ship-record/

471 days ago by arnekiel

Kakinada Container Terminal set up to serve east India
he Kakinada Container Terminal (KCT), a joint venture company of equal shareholdings among Kakinada Infrastructure Holdings Pvt Ltd (KIHPL), PSA Chennai Investments Pte Ltd (PSA Chennai) and Bothra Shipping Services Pvt Ltd (Bothra), was launched at a trade meet in the city. KCT will have an initial annual handling capacity of 200,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of containers. It has a 300 metre quay as well as mobile harbour cranes and reach stackers. KCT is situated in the Kakinada Deep Water Port (KDWP), an all-weather port in Andhra Pradesh, and is sheltered by a natural breakwater. The port is well positioned to serve east India’s agricultural, seafood and commodity hinterland, which exports products like rice, sugar, maize, shrimps and paper products. Many leading agricultural companies have set up their processing centres in the region, said an official release.

471 days ago by arnekiel

Indefinite Barcelona towage strike
nchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of an indefinite towage strike at the Port of Barcelona from Friday 6th November. The action has been announced by the Confederación General de Trabajadores (CGT) union and will be followed by Tug Barcelona SAR. The strike will comprise three shifts of three hour stoppages, creating in total nine hours of stoppages per day, varying in rotation over a five day cycle, then repeating from the start for an indefinite period. Stoppage details are: 1st day (6th November) from 04:00 to 07:00 from 13:00 to 16:00 and from 20:00 to 23:00; 2nd day (7th November) from 04:30 to 07:30 from 12:30 to 15:30 and from 19:30 to 22:30; 3rd day (8th November)from 01:00 to 04:00 from 08:00 to 11:00 and from 15:00 until 18:00; 4th day (9th November): from 04:00 to 07:00 from 13:30 to 16:30 and from 21:00 until 24:00; 5th day (10th November): from 0:00 to 03:00 from 08:00 to 11:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00. Tug Barcelona SAR has advised that it will provide two crewed tugs at all times to ensure the entry and exit of all authorised vessels. A tugboat will also be available for emergencies. ISS Spain is working with its clients to minimise delays and will keep its clients updated. Source: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS)


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