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6 hours ago by arnekiel

ABP orders Two Gottwald cranes for Port of Immingham
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order from Associated British Ports (ABP) for two electric Terex Gottwald Model 8 portal harbour cranes in the G HSK 8424 B four-rope grab variant. The leading British port operator has ordered the two machines for its terminal in Immingham, located on the North Sea estuary of the Humber. The cranes have been adapted to the individual conditions of the terminal and are particularly efficient as they are driven with power from the terminal’s own electricity supply. From the middle of next year, they will significantly increase handling capacities for professional loading and unloading of bulk products. More at www.marinelink.co...

7 hours ago by arnekiel

Preparations underway for deepening of Nieuwe Waterweg
Every year, over 15,000 sea-going vessels move through Nieuwe Waterweg. But for some ships, the canal is too shallow. That is why the Port of Rotterdam Authority has started its preparations to deepen Nieuwe Waterweg and the Botlek basin. When you take in the majestic expanse of Maasvlakte 2, you’d almost forget that further inland, Rotterdam has a number of other important port areas. www.hellenicshipp...

1 day ago by arnekiel

Jakarta to extend ban on coal exports to Philippines amid hijacking fears
Troubles in the Southern Philippines continue with Indonesia vowing to extend a moratorium on coal exports to the Philippines until Manila can guarantee security in its waters, Indonesian foreign minister Retno Marsudi was quoted as saying in local media. This is a result of a spate of hijackings targeting Indonesian vessels, the most recent of which saw seven Indonesian sailors being kidnapped, allegedly by Abu Sayyaf militants, from an Indonesian tug boat towing a coal barge in the southern Philippines this week. The Indonesian Navy in April instructed that all commercial vessels avoid piracy-prone waters around the southern Philippines. Meanwhile at the beginning of this week, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines agreed to designate a transit corridor for commercial vessels crossing the hijacking-prone maritime zone. Nearly 20 Indonesian and Malaysian tugboat crews have reportedly been kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf militants this year, and fears have been expressed that the problem could become as bad as it was off the coast of Somalia previously. www.seatrade-mari...

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