Worker Dies after Plunging into Water at Port of Bilbao
A stevedore worker lost his life while working at a container terminal in the Spanish Port of Bilbao, the port authority confirmed.
As informed, the worker who was operating a forklift plunged into the water at 10:00 hrs on Wednesday at a terminal operated by Noatum Container Terminal.
The port authority and local firefighting teams were dispatched to the scene and managed to pluck the ill-fated stevedore from the water.
However, resuscitation attempts proved futile.
Local media reported that the worker was employed with Montajes Eléctricos Gerpe SA, a subcontractor of Noatum. More at https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/241158/worker-dies-after-plunging-into-water-at-port-of-bilbao/
South Australia’s Adelaide Outer Harbor Channel is to undergo a widening, starting in autumn 2018, as the port strives to welcome larger ships, according to Flinders Ports.
The project involves removing 1.55 million cubic meters of material from the shipping channel and placing it 30 kilometers offshore. More at https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/241302/adelaide-to-make-way-for-larger-ships/
Spanish ferry operator Baleària has signed the first permanent LNG bunkering contract for ship propulsion in Spain with compatriot energy company Gas Natural Fenosa.
The parties said that the supply deal, signed on January 18, will be exclusive for 10 years and will initially apply to the ports of Barcelona, Valencia and Algeciras. It would then extended to all the peninsular ports operated by the shipping company together with the entire new fleet powered by this fuel committed to using LNG as an ecological fuel.
For LNG bunkering services in Barcelona, the company will have a ship assigned to the operations at the port. In the case of Valencia and Algeciras, both companies are already developing a land-based solution. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/241284/balearia-inks-long-term-lng-bunkering-deal/