Marseille to build new 'combi' terminal in the port’s Eastern Basin
The Marseille Port Authority (GPMM) has selected a consortium to build and operate a combined transport hub facility located near the Mourepiane Med Europe Container Terminal in the port’s Eastern Basin. The consortium will be led by transport infrastructure development specialist Progenor and will be comprised of SNCF Geodis subsidiary, Naviland Cargo, CMA Rail and T3M. Investment costs are estimated at €60 million and negotiations will now begin between GPMM and the consortium on the co-financing of the project with the closing of an agreement scheduled by the end of the year.
Rotterdam’s Botlek Tank Terminal to undergo major expansion
The Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, has agreed a contract with a construction consortium for the expansion of the Botlek Tank Terminal (BTT) site by approximately 5 hectares, Port Technology reports. The land reclamation project will see the area currently occupied by the oil-storage facility more than double in size and capacity.
When the 21-month construction works are completed, BTT will see its total storage capacity increase from 200,000 m3 to approximately 750,000 m3. The expansion will be carried in two phases.
DP World sells 60% stake in Adelaide container terminal to Flinders Ports
DP World Australia Limited, in which DP World Limited has a 25% shareholding, has sold all of its 60% shareholding in Adelaide Container Terminal Pty Ltd to Flinders Ports Adelaide Container Terminal Pty Ltd., DP World press release said.
Ramboll & HPS to rebuild Port of Helsingborg container terminal
The port of Helsingborg is going to be a modern and future-orientated container terminal capable of meeting the expected growth in volume over the coming 20 years. The project will be led by Ramboll. The port of Helsingborg is currently facing major changes. Urban development is high on the agenda in the city, and an important part of this is rebuilding and developing the container port.
To solve this challenge, the city of Helsingborg carried out a design contest which was won by the proposal from Ramboll, Liljewall Architects and HPS Hamburg Port Consulting. More at en.portnews.ru/ne...
Half of Libya's oil exports hit by protests and strikes
Around half of Libya's oil exporting capacity has been shut down and production reduced by about 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) because of protests by groups demanding greater autonomy for eastern Libya, shippers and officials said on Friday, July 7, 2012.
At least three major oil exporting terminals were closed the previous evening and by Friday the first delays to oil shipments were reported by oil traders waiting for cargoes to load. The three ports that have closed, Es-Sider, Ras Lanuf and Brega have a combined export capacity of around 690,000 bpd. Read more at www.cnbc.com/id/4...
Chennai port gets vessel traffic management system
High tech surveillance systems will now continuously monitor ships that are entering the Chennai waters. A vessel traffic management system has been installed at the Chennai port, which will increase the efficiency of surveillance and tracking vessel movement in the port limits. The vessel traffic management system is similar to a ‘black box’ in an aircraft. It has auto identification system, radar system and communication links enabling operators to manage the vessel traffic, monitor the environment and support port and harbour resources. Source : The Hindu Business Line
During a visit by CMA CGM senior executives to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, the Group expressed to local authorities its interest in responding to the tender for the construction of a second port terminal. CMA CGM does not intend to participate in this project alone. It will invest as part of a consortium alongside other partners who would also finance the project. The amounts mentioned concern the entire project and not CMA CGM’s share, which will be more limited. If the consortium of which CMA CGM is a member is awarded the tender, the entire project would be completely finished four years from now. So far, the tender has not been launched and no bids have been submitted. Source: CMA CGM
Longshoreman continue protesting at cruise ship docks of Juneau
Longshoremen union members in Juneau will continue protests at certain cruise lines that do not hire union workers to tie up cruise ships in Southeast ports, but the cruise lines say they are doing nothing wrong by hiring non-union labor.
International Longshore Warehouse Union members protested Monday in front of a Celebrity Cruise ship, one of several cruse lines union members say avoid hiring union workers. juneauempire.com/...
Samsung Ningbo enters newbuilding market with 17,000dwt heavy lift carrier
Shanghai: Samsung Heavy Industries (Ningbo), a hatch cover and block manufacturer in China, is entering the newbuilding market. Samsung-Ningbo has started construction of a 17,000dwt heavy lift carrier, ordered by S&P Marine, due for delivery in mid-2013.
A spokesperson from Samsung said that Samsung-Ningbo is capable of constructing eight newbuildings a year, and will focus on 50,000 dwt medium range product carriers, handymax bulkers, PSVs, and feeder boxships. sinoshipnews.com/...
Tianjin taps 17 Yellow River region ports for cargo
Dalian: Tianjin port is tapping the Yellow River region as it extends its cargo hinterland, linking with 17 dry ports and creating cargo collection areas along China’s second longest river. The draft restricted Yellow River recorded a trade value of US$375.5bn last year.