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482 days ago by arnekiel

18 Indian fishermen arrested for violating maritime border
KARACHI (Dunya News/AFP) - Pakistani marine forces have arrested 18 Indian fishermen for violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police said Sunday. Pakistan s Maritime Security Agency (MSA) detained the fishermen after they strayed into Pakistani waters, and they were handed over to local police in the port city of Karachi. "The MSA has handed over 18 arrested Indian fishermen to police who will be presented before the docks police for further investigation," told senior police official. Such arrests are frequently carried out by both countries, as the maritime border in the Arabian Sea is poorly defined and many fishing boats lack the technology needed to be certain of their precise location. The fishermen often languish in jail even after serving their term, as poor diplomatic ties between the two arch-rivals mean fulfilling official requirements can take a long time. dunyanews.tv/en/P...

 Lagos
482 days ago by arnekiel

Nigeria targets 100% ISPS Code compliance for port facilities
The Nigerian Maritime Ad­ministration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, said it had commenced work on a scheme that would enable all port facilities and jetties in the country to fully comply with the require­ments of the International Ships and Ports Facilities Security, ISPS, Code. Director General of the agency and Nigeria’s Designated Authori­ty for the enforcement of the code, Mr. Haruna Jauro, who gave the assurance, spoke against the back­ground of recent security alerts at the seaports. According to him, more than 80 per cent of the port facilities in the country including private jetties have currently complied with the code fully. It was gathered that the country met only between seven and eight per cent compliance with the code, a development that prompted the United States Coast Guard to give Nigeria a three-month deadline to have her port facilities or face a major international trade block­ade. Under the sanctions spear headed by the US government, ships that call at the US ports and those of her trading partners in Europe and Asia would not be al­lowed to berth at any Nigeria’s ports. www.hellenicshipp...

484 days ago by arnekiel

M V. Maersk Serangoon V.1510 becomes the longest ship to call at Chennai Port
Maersk Line India has added another feather to its cap by berthing M.V. Maersk Serangoon V.1510 at Chennai port, making it the longest vessel to call on Chennai port. Commenting on this development, Mr. Franck Dedenis, Managing Director for Maersk (India and Sri Lanka) said, “The berthing of MV. Maersk Serangoon V.1510 at Chennai port is a historical achievement. It shows our confidence in the south India market. The berthing not only sets the bar for the future but it will also help us in achieving operational improvements through reduction of cost due to economies of scale.” To mark the occasion, an on-boarding ceremony was organized at the Chennai port in association with DP World, one of the largest marine terminals company. Senior officials from the regional office of Maersk line DP World and Chennai Port Trust graced the occasion.

 Izmir
485 days ago by arnekiel

Petlim container port to be commissioned next spring
etlim container port in Turkey’s Izmir city, which is currently under construction, will be commissioned in spring of 2016, Azertag state news agency quoted Kenan Yavuz, the head of the SOCAR Turkey Enerji, as saying. Yavuz believes that management of the Petlim port by the Dutch company APM Terminals, one of the world’s leading port operators, is a great chance for the port. “Petlim will become one of the ports that meet world standards,” he said. “Currently, the port has a storage area of 450,000 square meters, and its expansion is possible in the future.” Petlim container port will become the third largest port in Turkey and the largest one in the Aegean Sea. It will be able to receive the largest container ships carrying up to 11,000 containers. Some $400 million was invested in the construction of the port, some $300 million of which was invested by Petkim. The initial capacity of the port will be 1.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit), which will be increased to four million TEU in the future. Its capacity will exceed the capacity of Aslandzhak port by about 50 percent. The Dutch company APM Terminals, one of the world’s leading port operators, will enjoy the right to manage the port for 28 years while the port will belong to Turkey. Source: Azer News

485 days ago by Timsen

Damaged lock gate back in Brunsbüttel after repairs
Both large chambers of the Brunsbüttel locks will be open in November after the "Wulf 7" towed the gate which was severely damaged by the "Saint George" in March back from a repair yard in Hamburg on Oct 29, 2015. It was to be inserted in the south chamber and be operating again in a few days. German report with photo: zeitungen.boyens-...

486 days ago by arnekiel

DONG Plans World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm
DONG Energy announced today it has decided to construct the 660MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 kilometersm off the west coast of Britain. The final investment decision has been made after securing all necessary consents from authorities, completing site assessments and having signed the majority of the contracts for supply and installation to build the project, DONG said. Walney Extension is expected to be fully commissioned in 2018, at which time it will be the biggest offshore wind farm in the world, surpassing the 630MW London Array Offshore Wind Farm which was commissioned in 2014 by DONG Energy and its partners. The wind farm will be constructed and operated under the U.K.'s EMR FID-enabling regime with a fixed price for the first 15 years of production. www.marinelink.co...

486 days ago by arnekiel

DONG Plans World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm
DONG Energy announced today it has decided to construct the 660MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 kilometersm off the west coast of Britain. The final investment decision has been made after securing all necessary consents from authorities, completing site assessments and having signed the majority of the contracts for supply and installation to build the project, DONG said. Walney Extension is expected to be fully commissioned in 2018, at which time it will be the biggest offshore wind farm in the world, surpassing the 630MW London Array Offshore Wind Farm which was commissioned in 2014 by DONG Energy and its partners. The wind farm will be constructed and operated under the U.K.'s EMR FID-enabling regime with a fixed price for the first 15 years of production. www.marinelink.co...

486 days ago by arnekiel

Carnival Maritime Opens in Hamburg
The Costa Group has implemented digital support, surveillance and planning of all technical and nautical aspects of the 25 vessels of Costa Crociere, Costa Asia and AIDA in real time at its new Carnival Maritime facility in Hamburg, Germany. "By founding Carnival Maritime, we invested in the most elaborated technologies to create a Marine Operations Unit that supports our captains the best possible way," explained Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group. With fully integrated, large fleet teams, Carnival Maritime improves the communication between ship and shore significantly, said Carnival in a statement. The centerpiece of Carnival Maritime is the fleet operation center, FOC. All data comes together here displayed on numerous monitors "It is our goal to pursue a zero-incident‘-policy. Our benchmark is the aviation industry," said Jens Lassen, executive vice president of Carnival Maritime. The center will also monitor fuel and waste consumption, said Carnival. www.cruiseindustr...

486 days ago by arnekiel

S.Korea’s KOGAS Gets First LNG Cargo From Australia’s Gladstone
Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) said on Wednesday, Oct. 28 the first cargo vessel containing 60,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas, the first shipment of GLNG project from Gladstone, arrived in South Korea’s Pyongtaek port on Oct. 27. KOGAS owns 15 percent of the GLNG project, for which it invested 20 trillion won ($17.72 billion). Other investors include Australia’s Santons Ltd, France’s Total and Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) .

486 days ago by arnekiel

ZIM to launch Black Sea Reefer Service
ZIM and Seagoline are pleased to announce the continuation of their Black sea seasonal product for the coming season. Similar to the former season, the cooperation will be a reefer-dedicated agricultural season product between Turkey, Egypt and Israel to the port of Novorossiysk in Russia: • Mersin-Ashdod- Novorossiysk for first part of the season • Last part of the season to serve Alexandria and Ashdod to Novorossiysk The cooperation will commence in week 45, first week of November. This joint service offers the possibility of sustainably responding to customers’ needs and improving the seasonal services. Source: ZIM


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