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508 days ago by arnekiel

Strike at Jakartas Tanjung Priok Port
Jakarta: A total of 588 cargo shipping companies which operate a total fleet of 18,000 vehicles and manages 54,000 workers, launched a strike on June 3, 2013 against state-run port operator Pelindo’s alleged attempt to take over their businesses through some of its subsidiaries at Tanjung Priok Port, Indonesia’s largest and busiest port. The strike lasted 12 hours yesterday and it will continue if Pelindo fails to cater to protesters’ demands to stay away from the logistics and transportation businesses at ports. However, Pelindo claimed that Tanjung Priok Port was operating normally despite the strike staged by the companies. Ten other ports managed by Pelindo also suffered from strikes on the same day. [04/06/13]

508 days ago by linervision

Hyundai - following the general trend - pulls out of Iran
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 Malaga
509 days ago by arnekiel

Spain seizes 17 tonnes of hashish on boat
Spanish customs agents have intercepted a fishing boat carrying just over 17 tonnes of hashish in the Mediterranean and detained the ship's 14 crew members, all of them Egyptian nationals, AFP reports citing officials. Customs agents boarded the boat some 60 nautical miles off the coast of the Spanish town of Fuengirola on Friday, May 31, 2013 and escorted it to the port of Malaga where they unloaded the drug haul, they said. "The boat we can say is a pirate ship, it had no flag, it was not registered, it had no documents," Abel Gil, the captain of the customs ship that carried out the operation, told Spanish public television. For more information see: en.tengrinews.kz/...

509 days ago by arnekiel

Chinese pipemaker to boost Subic shipping
A Chinese metal pipe manufacturer is expected to boost the export performance of the Subic seaport following an agreement with port authorities here to ship out its products via Subic’s New Container Terminal-1 (NCT-1). With HLD shipping out through NCT-1, the SBMA expects to increase its revenue from seaport operations by about P1 million per month, officials said. Garcia said the Chinese pipemaker manufactures products at Clark Freeport, but needs to transport its bulk exports via cargo ships.

 Colon
509 days ago by arnekiel

Panama Canal begins new scheduling service
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is putting its “just-in-time” (JIT) service to the test to make ship transportation more efficient, the authority announced Friday, May 31, 2013. ACP administrator Jorge L. Quijano explained the service’s goal to improve accuracy of ship scheduling and reduce wait times. This new service is part of our efforts to explore new options, with the end goal of better service to our clients. For the Panama Canal, this is not only a commitment to maintaining high quality service but also to improve necessary areas,” Quijano said in a press statement. For this initial period, focus will be placed on ships using the automatic identification system (AIS). The canal will use a satellite system with AIS technology that can follow ships within 2,000 nautical miles.

509 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]

509 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]

510 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.

510 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.

510 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.


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