Gazprom’s Baltic LNG plant to cost about 1 trln roubles
The cost for Russian natural gas producer Gazprom to build an LNG plant in the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga is estimated at 1 trillion roubles ($18.50 billion), an official at the port told reporters. Gazprom is planning for the liquefied natural gas plant to have an annual capacity of 10 million tonnes.
Illegal occupation of EMS APO terminal in port of Durres/Albania
In an unprecedented illegal action staff members of rival stevedoring companies lead by their management occupied the terminal of EMS APO in the port of Durres/Albania on Tuesday, June 16. They were assisted by the director of the state owned Durres Port Authority.
Vestas to Test World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Offshore Denmark
Vestas will step up testing of its 8 megawatt (MW) wind turbine, the world’s most powerful, by installing two of them in the port of Esbjerg in southern Denmark, the Danish company said on Wednesday.
The wind farm will be built onshore to facilitate testing even though the turbines have been developed, in a joint venture with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, for the offshore market where Vestas is seeking to catch up with Germany’s Siemens.
The testing will be carried out in cooperation with European Energy, the company which will build the project. It has also ordered two additional, smaller turbines for the testing facility.
The CMA CGM Group has announced that starting June 16, a call in the South Turkish port of Iskenderun will be added to the Group’s Bosphorus Express Line (BEX).
The CMA CGM Group adapts its offer to its clients’ needs and introduces a unique service between Asia and Iskenderun on the market. In order to answer its clients’ needs, the CMA CGM Group adapts its BEX line, joining Asia to the East Mediterranean, by adding a call in the port of Iskenderun.
The Group now offers the only direct service on the market, and the best transit times between Asia and Iskenderun. www.marinelink.co...
Konecranes has in April received an order for 4 Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Branch Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Company in Egypt. This will be Konecranes’ second RTG delivery to Damietta. Damietta purchased six Konecranes RTGs in 2009, which have proven to be very popular with the crane operators.
Three new container cranes arrive at ECT Delta at Maasvlakte
Yesterday morning (June 16) another three super post panamax ship-to-shore cranes arrived at the ECT Delta Terminal at the Maasvlakte. The cranes have a lifting height of 50 metres under the spreader and a reach of 24 containers wide, more than sufficient to handle the very largest container ships of 20,000 TEU and more. With this subsequent investment, ECT is further expanding its facilities to handle Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS’s). Last year, ECT also commissioned five of such cranes.Port of Rotterdam ECT Delta Terminal cranes BIG
The cranes can be remotely controlled from the office by ECT’s crane operators. Since the start of this month a quay crane at what is commonly referred to as the ULCS quay at the south side of the ECT Delta Terminal has been, as test, remotely controlled. This takes place in a fully operational terminal.
The three cranes are part of a comprehensive investment programme at the ECT Delta Terminal. It enables ECT to simultaneously handle various 20,000-TEU vessels under virtually any circumstances. Each week ECT, handles about 36 deep-sea vessels, 170 feeder vessels and almost 500 inland barges at its quays. In addition, 120 trains and 22,000 trucks are unloaded and loaded.
Source: Port of Rotterdam
EGAS to supply second gasification ship in September
The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) is planning to supply a second gasification ship in September, while technical offers from companies are being studied after the tender for the ship was closed. EGAS Chairman Khaled Abdel Badie said in a statement to Daily News Egypt: “We hope that the gasification ship would be supplied in September. However, this depends on the companies’ offers.”
On June 11, the freighter Meri was the first vessel handled in the new Russian Baltic port of Bronka, delivering the first three of 10 RTG cranes from Konecranes in Finland.
Arriving from Hanko in Finland, the Meri was the first merchant ship to transit the new, recently constructed canal providing access to Bronka, then making fast at the already operational Berth 3. Discharge of the three RTG cranes constituted a dress rehearsal for clearance of a vessel at the new terminal in Bronka, in advance of the official start of operations in Bronka in September. Delivered in a state of operational readiness, the RTG cranes rolled ashore from the Meri on their own wheels and will in future be deployed at the Port of Bronka container terminal. A second batch of three RTG cranes will be delivered by Konecranes in mid-August. www.marinelink.co...
The Cyprus government will go to tender by the end of this week to invite bidders for the three services at Limassol port, the island’s main port of call that accounts for 80% of passenger traffic and 70% of all commercial activity.