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464 days ago by arnekiel

Ghana Ports Authority to invest $2.5 Billion at Takoradi and Tema
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, the state company that runs the nation’s two ports, will award contracts worth $2.5 billion through 2018 to double capacity, handle larger ships and reduce waiting time for vessels. West Africa’s second biggest economy has given 18 companies from around the world a deadline of Jan. 27 to present technical and financial bids for five stages of expansion at Tema and Takoradi ports, Paul Asare Ansah, head of marketing and public relations at the agency, said in an interview on Nov. 18.

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464 days ago by arnekiel

Ghana Seeks $2.5 Billion Investment to Double Capacity at Ports of Tema and Takoradi
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, the state company that runs the nation’s two ports, will award contracts worth $2.5 billion through 2018 to double capacity, handle larger ships and reduce waiting time for vessels. West Africa’s second biggest economy has given 18 companies from around the world a deadline of Jan. 27 to present technical and financial bids for five stages of expansion at Tema and Takoradi ports, Paul Asare Ansah, head of marketing and public relations at the agency, said in an interview on Nov. 18.

467 days ago by arnekiel

Five new cranes left Shanghai for ECT Delta Terminal
In the weekend of 10 November, five of the largest quay cranes in the world were put on transport in Shanghai to go to Rotterdam, the company said in its press release. The five cranes built by ZPMC are destined for the ECT Delta Terminal. A sea voyage of approximately two months will see them here around the turn of the year. The new quay cranes have a reach of 24 containers. The acquisition further expands the capacity of ECT Delta Terminal to handle Ultra-Large Container Ships (ULCS). These ships, which transport 13,000 TEU and more, are growing rapidly in number. The new equipment, combined with other investments including automated guided vehicles, enables ECT Delta Terminal to handle even more of these ships rapidly and efficiently. Source : PortNews

467 days ago by arnekiel

Giant iron ore berth set to open in Dandong in December 2013
A giant 300,000 dwt class iron ore berth is set to open at Dandong Port before the end of the year. The Lioning outpost on the border with North Korea is positioning the dedicated iron ore berth as a facility to cut costs for steel mills with businesses in the northeast provinces. With more than 30 berths Dandong has emerged rapidly in the past three years. On November 8 it celebrated passing the 100m ton mark for the first time in a calendar year. Source : SinoShip News

467 days ago by arnekiel

Boskalis wins contract to deepen approach channel to port of Southampton
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has acquired a contract from Associated British Ports for the capital dredging of the approach channel to the port of Southampton in the United Kingdom. The contract has a value of approximately EUR 35 million and the activities are due to commence shortly. The dredging activities are related to the deepening of the 40 kilometer long approach channel. A total volume of approximately 3 million cubic meters of hard clay, sand and gravel will be removed over a 12 month period. For this project medium sized trailing suction hopper dredgers along with backhoe dredgers will be deployed. Customized working methods and continuous monitoring will be applied in order to meet the stringent environmental requirements.

467 days ago by arnekiel

Libya resumes oil exports from Mellitah as protests end
Oil exports from Libya's western Mellitah port have resumed after protests ended, allowing a large oilfield to ramp up production and providing some respite from a crisis that has crippled its economy. Most of Libya's oil facilities have been closed since the end of July as disparate groups demanding political rights and benefits have put pressure on the government, helping support the price of crude oil on global market.

468 days ago by arnekiel

DIAP gets new contract for the Jurong Island extension
Dredging International Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (DIAP, DEME’s subsidiary for the South East Asia region) in a joint venture with Starhigh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd has been awarded a Design and Build contract for 148ha of land reclamation as an extension to Jurong Island for the account of Singapore Government’s largest industrial landlord JTC (Jurong Town Corporation), the company said in its press release. The works under the contract comprise sand bund construction with shore protection, dredging for deepening of shoreline, basin and channel realignment, soil improvement works, sand supply, re-use of marine dredged and land-based excavated material and construction of roads, drains and sewers and preparation of a site for vacuum consolidation research. The 1.02 billion Singapore Dollars (+/- 625 million Euro) (excluding GST (Goods and Services Tax)) project which will be developed in 3 reclamation phases, a part being executed by DIAP. A part of the Temasek Fairway and West Jurong Channel will be realigned and deepened to the specified levels. DIAP will deploy spud grab dredgers and its own self-propelled trailing suction hopper dredger for the works. The works will commence by mid-December and will be finished by end 2017 for Phases 1 and 2. Works for Phase 3 are to be completed by mid-August 2018.

468 days ago by arnekiel

Strabag Nederland starts constructing the quay for Container Transferium Alblasserdam
Strabag Nederland started constructing the quay for Container Transferium Alblasserdam this month. The grooved-in quay is 255 metres long and recessed 30 metres on the Noord river. Behind it is the 4-hectares terminal at Nieuwland business park, close to the A15 motorway. It is anticipated that the new port site can be delivered to terminal operator BCTN at the end of 2014. BCTN can then start handling containers at the start of 2015, The Port Authority said in its media release. The Container Transferium, intended to relieve the A15 motorway of 200,000 TEU in containers per year, was announced in the summer of 2009. At that time, the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Randstad Urgent, the Province of South Holland, the Drechtsteden Board and the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a covenant to this aim. Last year, operator BCTN and the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a contract for the operation of Container Transferium Alblasserdam. The construction of the quay was delayed mainly due to the disappointing soil conditions.

468 days ago by arnekiel

Chinese Hospital ship 'Dai Shan Do' finally moves from Zhoushan to Philippines
Relatives of crew members wave Chinese flags as China's hospital ship "Peace Ark" leaves a military port for the Philippines, to assist to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, in Zhoushan Island, Zhejiang Province on November 21. China is sending a hospital ship to the Philippines following foreign and domestic criticism that it was slow and less than generous in its response to one of the world's biggest typhoons, which killed at least 4,000 people. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing confirmed on Tuesday the deployment of the 14,000-tonne "Peace Ark" as state television reported the arrival of the first batch of Chinese relief supplies in the Philippines. Reuters/Carlos Barria

469 days ago by arnekiel

Newly built quay of Klaipėda port starts handling cargo vessels
This weekend (Nov. 16/17) general cargo vessel „Tina“ unmoored from the a-new constructed and already put into operation quay No. 143a, Port of Klaipeda says in its press release. The operator of the quay No. 143a is JSC Klaipėda Container Terminal. Quay No. 143a is 329.45 meters in length, the draught alongside the quay is 10 metres. This quay is designated for handling of rapidly increasing container flows in the Southern part of the Port. The contractual price of the object was 16 314 477.13 Lt including VAT.


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