Another Terminal of Incheon New Port Opens to Accommodate Up to 12,000 TEU ships
HanJin Incheon Container Terminal (HJIT), the second container terminal of Incheon New Port, has opened on March 18.
The Incheon Port Authority (IPA) announced that HJIT started its operation with HANJIN MEXICO calling at the Incheon New Port at 2:00pm on March 18. The ship of HanJin Shipping, which was the first-calling-vessel at HIJT, will provide Korea-Philippines-Indonesia (KPI) services, which cover Korea (IncheonㆍBusan), China, Singapore, and Indonesia, starting from Manila in Philippines on a weekly basis. Up to now, HJIT has secured four routes connecting South Korea, China and Southeast Asia which is the biggest belt of industrial production and consumption.
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Limassol port pilots announced an indefinite strike starting on Monday as a reaction to a “humiliating” bid selected for marine services as part of the privatisation process.
The tender selected calls for a €500,000 starting amount, a minimum annual concession fee of €150,000 and a variable concession fee at a rate of 10.1 per cent valid if it is greater than the €150,000 fee. www.hellenicshipp...
Klaipedos Nafta getting ready for small-scale LNG trade
With Lithuanian and foreign companies getting ready to launch the sale of liquefied natural gas (LNG), as vessel fuel, from the port of Klaipeda and to supply LNG to smaller terminals around the Baltic Sea, Klaipedos Nafta (Klaipeda Oil), the operator of the Lithuanian LNG terminal, is amending the facility’s rules so as to pave the way for such operations, informs LETA/BNS.
Klaipedos Nafta confirmed to BNS that it was amending the rules on the use of the LNG terminal and had submitted the draft to the National Commission for Energy Control and Prices on March 15th.
Lithuania’s gas trader Litgas has teamed up with Norway’s Statoil for the purposes of small-scale gas trade from the LNG facility in Klaipeda. The same activity will be pursued by Germany’s Bomin Linde, which last year agreed with Klaipedos Nafta to establish a joint venture. www.hellenicshipp...
As Cambodia’s sole deep-sea port in Sihanoukville looks to increase its presence on global shipping routes, the decision by two major Chinese shipping companies six months ago to call at the port has seen mixed results, with one firm already dropping out due to low container traffic.
Last September, China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and the state-run China Ocean Shipping Group Company (COSCO) signed agreements with the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) to create a direct route to China for Cambodian exports.
The two shipping firms, with a combined annual capacity of more than 1.2 million standard 20-foot containers, also known as TEUs, provided local exporters with the option of directly shipping to China, bypassing the usual stopover at Vietnam’s Cai Mep port.
SAP’s director general Lou Kim Chhun said that while COSCO was currently operating one port call every two weeks, CSCL had decided to scale back its operations and was instead booking slots at the port only when there was a critical mass of containers. www.hellenicshipp...
The first vessel of a series of six 42 300 tons bulk carriers ordered by Navigation Maritime Bulgare was launched in Qidong
On 8 March 2016 at the Chinese Shipbuilding Yards Jiangsu Hongqiang Marine Heavy Industry, Qidong a ceremony was held for the launching of a vessel under a hull number HQ 135 ordered by Navigation Maritime Bulgare.
The new built vessel to be named Ruen and is the first ship from a series of six modern bulk carriers wherein the Company has invested more than 150 mln dollars.
The CEO of the Company Alexander Kalchev, Master of foreign going vessels, and the Head of the Technical Operation Department Daniel Harizanov were present at the ceremony.
The series of the Ruen type have a new ergonomic and environment friendly design by Foreship on Navibulgar order. They are highly efficient vessels with improved hydrodynamic characteristics which, leads to reduced fuel consumption up to 35% compared to vessels of the same type operated presently by Navibulgar.
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Somali al Shabaab fighters have seized a small port in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, the latest sign of a resurgence in activity by the Islamist militants in the Horn of Africa nation.
"Al Shabaab fighters with several boats captured Garad town," Hassan Mohamed, governor for Mudug region of Puntland said, adding that the attack took place on Monday. "We do not want to say publicly how we will react."
The head of the local authority in the port town of Garad, Abdinur Abdullahi, said that al Shabaab with foreign fighters had met local elders, saying they would "capture many places and fight non-Muslims." maritime-executiv...
Maersk Group says it is committed to a long-term partnership with Ghana, and will boost its investments in the country. Accroding to local media report, the Maersk Group Chief Executive Officer, Nils S. Andersen, revealed that Maersk is interested in playing an active role in Ghana’s growth through investments in trade, infrastructure and energy.“Together with our partners, we have committed $1.5billion to the expansion of the port in Tema which would create probably the largest and most modern terminal in sub Saharan Africa. This will enable Ghana’s trade for the coming decades, and support more efficient flows of exports as well as imports” Andersen said.
A strike by truckers at DP World-operated International Container Transshipment Terminal, or Vallarpadam, in India’s Port of Cochin entered its sixth day on Tuesday, forcing shippers to reroute some cargo via nearby ports, mostly Tuticorin.
ndia's Kattupalli Port gets new Concor train service
Rail freight transport from Kattupalli Port is gaining speed as state-owned intermodal logistics operator Container Corporation of India introduced a new, regular train service from Kattupalli to Bangalore, a major southern inland point, via Concor’s Tondiarpet Inland Container Depot on the outskirts of Chennai, port operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone said in a trade announcement.