Four new super post-Panamax gantry cranes, the largest in Latin America, arrived in Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT), a subsidiary of SSA Marine, located in the province of Colón.
President Juan Carlos Varela, accompanied by the Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, Jorge Barakat, Stanley Motta, director of MIT. and port administrative and operational staff, toured the facilities and witnessed the unloading of the new equipment.
“MIT is a successful example of private investment in one of the most important economic and logistics and transport components of Panama. The arrival of these cranes and the ongoing expansion of the port are not only important for the province of Colon, but are key to the consolidation of Panama as a logistics hub, especially soon after the entry into operation of the third set of locks” said President Varela.
After the commissioning of the four cranes, estimated as of October 2015, a total of 11 post-Panamax cranes and eight super post-Panamax cranes will serve on the 2,000 meters of quay at MIT for container ships.
Source: The Bulletin Panama
Train traffic on Vogelflug ferries stopped due to migrant traffic
Ferries between Puttgarden and Rødby stopped the transport of trains temporarily on Sep 9 due to trouble with migrants. The Danish police stopped a ferry from Puttgarden in Rødby with 100 migrants on board which were still being checked in the evening. Other ferries had to wait in port. In the night 330 migrants had arrived on Lolland.
Port of Halifax welcomes another large cargo vessel
The expanded G6 Alliance service through the Port of Halifax continues to bring additional large cargo vessels through the port. Today, the port community will welcome the OOCL Southampton, an 8063 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) 323 metre vessel to the Fairview Cove Container Terminal, operated by Ceres-Halifax.
Operations at DP World Nhava Sheva unhindered by crises
DP World Nhava Sheva has managed to maintain normal operational efficiency at the port despite “natural and manmade crises”, according to a press release from parent company DP World.
The terminal, which is already well-known for its operational efficiency maintained normal import and export activities during a recent eight day strike that coincided with heavy rains that washed away a crucial part of the railway line leading to Pipavav Port.
DP World Nhava Sheva “laid open their new facility – NSIGT for vessels to berth and handle their EXIM Cargo” when RTG operators at the neighbouring terminal went on strike, the company said in a release.
“At DP World Nhava Sheva, we believe at not stopping until the work is done,” said Ajay Singh, CEO, DP World Nhava Sheva. “At this point of crisis faced by the port, we galvanized our resources and offered our best support to the trade.”
“We will continue to think and experiment with new processes to ensure that DP World Nhava Sheva is always the Port of Choice and the most sought after trade gateway,” he added.
The 330m terminal project adds 800,000-teu in capacity to the region and is able to accommodate some of the largest vessels calling at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port.
The wharf is equipped with the largest and most technologically advanced quay cranes and to ease congestion on the roadways leading to the port, DP World Nhava Sheva recently inaugurated a 6 hectare parking facility at Sonari Village for the truck drivers. Source: Arabian Supply Chain
Barcelona Generates € 800 M and Contributes € 413 M to Catalan GDP From Cruise
Cruise activity in Barcelona generates total revenues of € 796 million and contributes € 413.2 million a year to Catalonia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the results of a study commissioned by the Port of Barcelona and conducted by the University of Barcelona's AQR-Lab Laboratory of Applied Economics in collaboration with Barcelona Tourism.
The study, presented today by Sixte Cambra, president of the port of Barcelona, Jordi Suriñach, director of the University of Barcelona's AQR-Lab Laboratory of Applied Economics and professor of Applied Economics, with Jordi William Carnes, director-general of Barcelona Tourism, calculated the direct impact of the key stakeholders in cruise activity, the indirect and induced impact, as well as the so-called catalyst effects of this sector on the economy.
According to a press release from the port, the report revealed that direct expenditures from cruise activities amounted to € 442.5 million a year, split between three main spending agents: cruise lines (121.2 million), cruise passengers (315.8 million) and crew (5.5 million). These initial expenditures generate an indirect and induced turnover of € 353.5 million, which puts the total turnover of the cruise activity at € 796 million, the port stated.
The study also highlighted that the volume of activity represents a contribution of € 413.2 million to Catalonia's GDP and maintains 6,759 jobs. It also generates tax income of € 152 million in state, regional and tourist taxes. Barcelona is the main beneficiary of this activity, since 75% of the total effect stays in Barcelona.
According to the port, cruise ships calling generates a daily turnover of € 2.2 million per day per ship. www.cruiseindustr...
Hapag-Lloyd has started weekly calls to Antalya Port in Turkey with immediate effect via feeder transshipment in the port of Piraeus, the company said in its press release.Asia Black Sea (ABS) and North Europe – Greece (EE2) services will be served from / to Antalya Port.Feeder schedule for September is as follows:Wanda AETA Antalya September 17, 2015Mario AETA Antalya September 22, 2015 - Source: IAA Port News
Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex "Bronka" (MSCC Bronka, Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg) has welcomed its first commercial vessel today, September 8, 2015, IAA PortNews journalist reports from the site. Ro-Ro ship Finnmill (Finnlines) with port equipment on board moored at Bronka’s Berth No 2. The ship has delivered 25 Terberg YT 222 marine tractors with the capacity of 35 t each. This state-of-the-art equipment features enhanced capacity and strengthened design of major units. The vessel has also delivered 25 Novatech container chassis dedicated for the port’s Phase 1. Ro-Ro ship Finnmill was built in 2002. Her length is 187 m, breadth – 26.5 m, draft – 6.9 m. Owner - Finnlines Group. Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex "Bronka" (MSCC Bronka) is being built on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, where the Dam and the Ring Road border the territory of Lomonosov. The Bronka Complex will comprise three specialized facilities: a container terminal encompassing 107 hectares, the Ro-Ro terminal of 57 ha and a logistics center of 42 ha. Container terminal will have a 1,220 m-long quay wall (including 5 berths). The length of Ro-Ro terminal's dock line will be 710 meters (3 berths). After completion of Bronka Phase 1 its capacity will reach 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In future the MSCC Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9 million TEUs. Upon completion of the port's construction and dredging to the design mark of 14.4 meters in 2015 MSCC Bronka will be able to accommodate Post-Panamax containerships and the ferries of Finnstar class. Implementation of the Bronka project is expected to generate 2,300 jobs at its marine terminals alone. The launch of MSCC Bronka operations is scheduled for September 2015. Source IAA Port News
Port of Dover congratulates P&O Ferries on highest passenger figures since 2003
The Port of Dover has congratulated P&O Ferries after the company revealed the number of passengers crossing the English Channel on its services in August was the highest for any month since 2003. P&O carried 1,177,053 people between Dover and Calais during that time - a 2.5 per cent increase on the previous year, and the highest monthly figure since 2003. P&O Ferries operates 58 sailings a day between Dover and Calais.
Unifeeder adds Rotterdam/Halmstad to its Scandinavian network
Unifeeder added a Rotterdam/Halmstad (Sweden) link to its Scandinavian network with the following schedule:Rotterdam Sunday/MondayHalmstad FridayRotterdam Sunday/Monday Terminals in Rotterdam ECT Delta, Euromax, RST First sailing ETD Rotterdam 28.09.15ETA Halmstad 02.10.15 Vessel MV Spirit, 809 TEU’
Four Liebherr Container Cranes Heading to Russian Port of Bronka
Liebherr Container Cranes announced it will deliver four ship to shore container cranes to Fenix Container Terminal, Port of Bronka, St. Petersburg, Russia.
The cranes were designed in Liebherr Container Cranes, Ireland and manufactured in the state of the art facility in Ireland.The completed cranes were then assembled in the Liebherr Rostock plant and barged through the Baltic Sea to St. Petersburg.
The cranes are due to enter operation at the purpose built container terminal on the Baltic sea in the coming weeks. The terminal will be developed in stages, with this initial stage, stage 1 delivering an annual capacity of 1.45 million TEU on this important trade route between Russia and Europe. Stages 2 and 3 of the development will see the capacity of the development reach 1.9 million and 3 million TEU respectively. www.marinelink.co...