Sunday 20 Nov 2016 - Wellington's shipping container operation is still suspended due to earthquake damage.
A first look at the port today showed significant cracks and liquefaction on the main container wharf.
The threat of aftershocks and bad weather have hampered efforts to assess damage and carry out repairs.
But much of the port is operational, with rail and ferries resuming within days.
A cruise ship is also due to dock there on Monday.
Chief executive Derek Nind says significant progress has been made since Monday's 7.8 magnitude quake.
"We have moved from a situation six days ago when we had no water, no electricity, no phone lines and no email, to the current position where we have large areas of the port up and running.
"Engineering inspectors were needed everywhere to make the port safe, and they are ongoing. We had to review all operations and processes in light of the earthquake." Video on www.newshub.co.nz...
A hydropower project flows through Port of Vancouver USA
The 11,341-mile project cargo transit is part of the $370 million modernization of BPAs Celilo Converter Station - a move that flows through the Port of Vancouver USA
The Port of Vancouver, Washington was a pivotal transport node for a heavy haul project from Sweden to The Dalles, Oregon. It was needed to upgrade a regional hydroelectric system dating to 1961. TransProject, LLC orchestrated the logistics services with Scan Global Logistics of Copenhagen, Denmark to move seven transformers from factory-rail to ocean vessel to Columbia River barge, then conveyed on top of a new 105 feet long self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT) to the Celilo Generating Station. The hydroelectricity generated by the 31 dams of the Federal Columbus River Power System flows from the north to the south in Los Angeles and is carbon-free electricity affordable to customers in the Pacific Northwest and along the West Coast.
The route study and planning to move the seven transformers took one year until the first shipment in January 2015 and then took one year to deliver until January 2016. Each of the transformers weighs 862,000 pounds, or more than a 747 airliner. https://www.ajot.com/prem...
Danish warship’s visit to Halifax cancelled because it would put Canada in a ‘delicate’ situation
The Danish navy cancelled sending one its frigates to Halifax after the federal government indicated it couldn’t be involved with the visit since the vessel was of the type that could be considered in the competition for a new Canadian warship.
The Royal Canadian Navy and federal officials were worried about the appearance of a conflict of interest surrounding the visit of the Danish warship HDMS Peter Willemoes. A Danish firm plans to submit the same ship design in its bid for the $26-billion Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program.
The concerns raised by the Canadian government, which led to the cancellation of the Nov. 14-15 port visit, are in contrast to its reaction to the news that Irving Shipbuilding, which will play a key role in selecting the winning bid for the new surface combatants, was itself partnered with a British firm submitting a bid on that program. news.nationalpost...
The first Hong Kong Maritime Industry Week (HKMIW) organised by the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board (HKMPB) opened today (November 20). Through a series of events, and with the strong support of Hong Kong’s maritime and port community, the HKMIW seeks to promote Hong Kong as a preferred base for maritime business and to raise public awareness of the contribution of the sector to our economic prosperity.
The Chairman of the HKMPB and Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, officiated at today’s opening ceremony for the HKMIW 2016. He said that the maritime sector has always been an important industry in Hong Kong and has evolved in tandem with the city’s development. www.hellenicshipp...
First cruise ship to spend overnight in Tauranga arrives
The first cruise ship to stay overnight in Tauranga has arrived.
The Celebrity Solstice cruised into port about 7am today and is not expected to leave until 8.30am tomorrow.
The arrival has been met with plenty of friendly waves from locals, and a picnic and markets event will be held from 5pm at Mount Maunganui's Coronation Park today.
The event, which will also host a raft of food trucks, craft stalls and live entertainment, has been organised by Tourism Bay of Plenty and Little Big Markets in celebration of the Celebrity Solstice being the first cruise shop to stay overnight in Tauranga.
There are an estimated 3000 passengers on board the Solstice.
The Sun Princess, the first cruise ship of the season, arrived in the Mount on October 9. www.nzherald.co.n...
Brazil - New Suape sugar terminal loads first ship
The new sugar terminal at the port of Suape in the state of Pernambuco loaded its first ship on November 18, opening a new export corridor for mills in the Northeast, Reuters reported.
Shipping data showed the vessel Jumper contracted by French sugar
ONE-MILLION brick Lego ship to sail into Big Christmas Event this week
THE WORLD'S largest Lego ship will dock in Immingham and Grimsby as well as the Christmas tree destined for Trafalgar Square.
Port giant DFDS is marking 150 years in business and will welcome the world's most famous Christmas tree for the 70th time.
It begins this Thursday at noon when a huge DFDS trailer will visit Grimsby's Riverhead square carrying the DFDS Lego ship made from one million bricks to mark the 150th anniversary.
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wo European ships, Mein Schiff 5 from Germany and Italian vessel MSC Armonia, made inaugural calls on the Bridgetown Port this week, bringing to four the number of new ships arriving in Barbados this cruise season.
The TUI Group’s Mein Schiff 5 is an upgrade of the Mein Schiff 3 which made its inaugural call last year. It was Mein Schiff that tested the new Berth 5 which was constructed to allow for the handling of two mega ships simultaneously. It did so successfully, home-porting both Men Schiff 3 and MS Britannia during the last winter season. https://www.barbadostoday...
Cruise Ship Refurbishments Are Keeping Grand Bahama Shipyard Busy This Year
With so many new cruise ships coming out at any given time, it may be easy to forget that the existing fleets are being refurbished along the way as well, and Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited is one of the busiest maritime facilities contracted for such purposes in the world. For 2016 alone, it has 20 cruise ship refurbishments scheduled at its three floating dry-docks, many of which have already been completed.
Among the ships serviced this year are ones from Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Fathom, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and more. Remarkably, major overhauls are completed at the shipyard in weeks when a new ship takes years to be built originally. Notable ones already completed include the Azamara Journey (pictured in midground above), Fathom’s Adonia and the Liberty of the Seas from Royal Caribbean (pictured in foreground above). www.travelpulse.c...