Modernisation of port of Nacala, Mozambique due to begin in April
Work to modernise the port of Nacala, a US$300 million project funded by Japan, is due to begin in April the Mozambican Minister for Transport and Communications, Gabriel Muthisse said.
Also known as the Port of Nacala Development Project, the modernisation work, which is scheduled for conclusion in 2017, will be phased and include repairs and construction of new facilities.
According to a publicly-announced schedule, work will focus on the north quay, paving of the container parking area, installing equipment to modernise fuel handling, widening gateways and construction of a rail terminal, amongst other activities.
Work will be carried out by Japanese company Penta-Ocean Construction Co Ltd and the contract for the project was signed in January by company representatives and the Mozambican Transport and Communications Ministry.
Container truck drivers reach tentative deal at Vancouver port
Container truck drivers at Canada's largest port reached a new deal, narrowly avoiding an expanded job action that would have seen some 400 unionized drivers join about 1,200 non-unionized drivers who walked off the job last week.
The tentative agreement, which addresses demands made by both unionized and non-unionized drivers at Port Metro Vancouver, came after a morning of intense discussions with a government-appointed mediator and could help get hundreds of millions of dollars worth of products back on the roads.
"We have now secured a deal that will hopefully get things back to normal at the port by early next week," said Gavin McGarrigle, British Columbia area director for Unifor, which represents the unionized drivers. "Our members, as a sign of good faith, are holding off on raising a picket line for now." Unifor's drivers, who were in a position to strike on Thursday, will vote on the proposed deal on Saturday.
Accommodation Platform for DanTysk Wind Farm Near Completion
A five and a half-storey house of steel, sitting 20 metres above the sea, measuring 20 metres high and weighing 2500 tonnes, is starting to take shape in Kiel. The Schleswig-Holstein shipyard Nobiskrug is currently building the accommodation platform for the DanTysk offshore wind farm, commissioned by Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM).