CLIA refloated - no damages, no hull breaches found
Capesize bulk carrier CLIA was refloated at 0330 Taiwan time Aug 18 after being aground for 4 days, and brought to anchor near grounding site. 4 tugs, along with contracted salvage tug SALVAGE CHAMPION (IMO 7530444), were deployed in refloating. So far, no damages, no hull breaches found.
Workers of all the major ports in India have announced that they would strike work any time after August 18 in protest the Central government policies that would lead to privatisation and lay off the workers.
Six federations representing port and dock workers of all the 11 major ports met in New Mangalore Port on July 28 and expressed grave concern over situation in the ports due to pro-corporate and anti–labour policies by the Central government that would impact on the livelihood of workers across the country.
The federations served a strike notice on Thursday.In the notice, the leaders demanded the government to incorporate provisions in the proposed Major Port Authorities Act 2016 to protect the jobs, wage structure, service conditions including retirement benefits to the pensioners.
They asked the government to desist from the move of outsourcing major port trust hospitals and fire services.Employees engaged on contract basis, casual in the major ports should be extended with pay and allowances as applicable to serving regular employees performing similar and identical nature of jobs.
Source: The Hans India
New MSC service offers complete coverage of South America East Coast
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is pleased to announce a new service between South America’s east coast and Northern Europe, improving port coverage and transit times.
The new NWC/SAEC service will operate the following rotation:
Rotterdam – London Gateway – Bremerhaven – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Sines – Rio Sepetiba – Santos – Navegantes – Buenos Aires – Montevideo – Rio Grande – Navegantes – Paranagua – Santos – Rio Sepetiba – Salvador – Pecem – Rotterdam
The new service will call at Pecem and Salvador in Brazil in order to attend the fruit seasons, providing fast connections with European destinations. MSC offers excellent connections to/from Zarate, Vitoria, Paraguay and Rosario via our hubs in South America as well as to/from Scandinavian, Russian and Baltic ports via our European hubs.
This service will be jointly operated by MSC and Hapag-Lloyd with a fleet of nine modern vessels with improved reefer capacity.
The first ship southbound will depart Rotterdam on 27 September 2017; the first vessel northbound will sail on 24 October.