From this month, all vessel refuelling and resupplying at the Port of Santos will be monitored by drones, a move that the port authority hopes will boost security and identify leaks, which it can then move quickly to rectify.
The director of logistics operations at the Companhia Docas do Estado de São Paulo (Codesp), Carlos Henrique de Oliveira Poço, revealed that trials have already taken place, with the eventual contract involving drones being flown over the port 24 hours a day, including weekends and on holidays.
Of particular interest is the mooring of supply barges during resupply operations and the removal of the fuel hoses once these operations have been completed. Codesp wants to avoid incidents such as that which occurred in 2016, when 2,000 litres of oil spilled into the water, resulting in fines of $6,000 levied by the environmental authorities. www.portstrategy....
The Port of Kiel has revealed the design of the Ostseekai Cruise Shipping Terminal’s second facility that will handle cruise ships and passengers.
The 3,700m² two-storey terminal building is designed by architects Hillenkamp and Roselius under a multi-phase co-operative workshop process.
Construction of the €7.5m terminal is scheduled to begin in August, with completion and operation expected to commence in 2019.
Port of Kiel managing director Dr Dirk Claus said: “Sea tourism is a strong growth market sector for the port of Kiel. “With a second terminal building, we will be in a position to expand our capacities and increase handling quality. We are taking a great leap forward against a background of ever more visits by cruise ships and increases in the sizes of those ships. A terminal for every ship berth means the best possible service for shipping companies and passengers. We are taking a great leap forward against a background of ever more visits by cruise ships and increases in the sizes of those ships.”
When completed, the new terminal will be an integrated northern extension of the current terminal building with connections on both levels.
The terminal’s frontage will be equipped with large glass surfaces.
Both the existing and new terminal buildings will form a V-shaped reception area for the arriving visitors to enter the terminal.
Baggage handling will be conducted on the ground floor, while the upper floor will be reserved for passengers and check-in procedures.
Claus further added: “The new terminal building will replace two existing baggage halls. This is something which also has town planning significance.”
The Port of Kiel operates three terminals in Ostseekai, Norwegenkai and Schwedenkai. So far this year, it has handled 166 visits by 32 different cruise ships.
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