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23 hours ago by arnekiel

Eimskip starts calling Bremerhaven in Germany on December 6
Eimskip has decided to start calling Bremerhaven in Germany as of 6 December this year. The company will at the same time stop calling Hamburg, which has since the year 1926 been one of the company’s ports of call. This step is a part of developing the company’s sailing system, but the change gives the company’s customers better connections to other markets and the transit time gets shorter, besides having the heart of the German fish industry located around Bremerhaven, the company said in its press release. For the past several years, the company’s vessels Dettifoss and Godafoss have been calling Hamburg on the Blue Line. The terminal that Eimskip has been using will be closed due to structural changes in the port of Hamburg. It is therefore the right moment now to move the vessel calls and it will strengthen the company’s sailing system. The last service call in Hamburg is planned with the vessel Godafoss on 29 November. The move to EUROGATE Container Terminal Bremerhaven represents a significant step in increasing services to Eimskip’s customers. The port offers a modern terminal, providing a full array of services at a high degree of efficiency. The container port of Bremerhaven is the fourth largest in Europe and is a major transshipment hub. Connections via Bremerhaven to Asia, Africa and South and North America are also excellent and a warehouse for chilled and cold cargo is located directly at the container terminal, which further improves services for the fish industry. en.portnews.ru/ne...

23 hours ago by arnekiel

Westerdam's arrival marks start of larger cruise season
The downtown San Diego skyline got a temporary addition Saturday morning as the 10-deck Westerdam arrived at the B Street Pier. Locals will be seeing a lot more of the 936-foot, 82,348-ton ship over the next few months, because its owner, Holland America, has increased its number of local dockings from two to 19 as part of an overall renewal of interest among cruisers in excursions along Mexico’s west coast. Marshall Merrifield, chair of the Port of San Diego, said Disney Cruise Lines will also increase its presence this year, doubling its home port calls from five to 10. In recent years Mexico’s Pacific destinations, which are often called the “Mexican Riviera,” have seen reduced activity due to a surge in kidnapping and other violence there. The Great Recession also impacted travel plans. www.sandiegounion...

23 hours ago by arnekiel

Port of Savannah hardest hit by hurricane
Georgia Ports Authority staff like to point out to visitors and customers alike that Savannah has the largest single-terminal container facility in the country — a fact that has helped Garden City Terminal avoid the congestion most other ports were facing this time last year. Now, they have another reason to tout the configuration of GPA’s massive container port — the quick recovery after Hurricane Matthew. Of all the ports affected by Hurricane Matthew, Savannah’s was hit the hardest, according to U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Amy Beach, commander of Marine Safety Unit Savannah and Captain of the Port, who said damage to navigational aids kept the river and outer harbor closed for several days. After shutting ships operations down for five days — Friday through Tuesday — GPA began working vessels the Wednesday after the storm, when the Coast Guard declared the channel safe for vessel traffic. By the end of the day Wednesday, Garden City Terminal had filled all nine berths and moved a total of 7,800 containers. www.blufftontoday...

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