Pemex says plant beginning to restart at quake-hit Salina Cruz refinery
Mexico’s state oil company Pemex on Tuesday announced that its Salina Cruz refinery has begun the start-up of its plants after closing because of September’s big earthquake, according to Reuters. Salina Cruz, located in the southern state of Oaxaca on the Pacific coast, is the nation’s largest refinery and can process 330,000 barrels per day.
South African attorneys Shepstone & Wylie have alerted North P&I Club that restrictions imposed on the supply of fresh water to vessels calling at Cape Town, North Club mentions in an announcement.
Cape Town recently experienced drought that affected the region. As a result, the port authority introduced a ban on all use of municipal drinking-quality water for outside and non-essential purposes.
Thus, provision of potable water to all calling vessels has been suspended, except from extreme cases, North Club notes.
According to the port of Cape Town, the vessels calling there, are requested to bunker potable water at other ports not affected by the drought.
However, Cape Town isn’t the only port affected by the drought.
As local media report, Mossel Bay, Ngqura and Port of Elizabeth also face water restrictions.
MSCC Bronka set to increase its heavy cargo transshipment capacity
MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka, Big Port St. Petersburg) is going to increase permissible load on the berth and its highway approach from 200 t to 500 t, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Miroslav Russkikh, head of the company’s Sales and Marketing Department, as saying at Heavy Russia conference in Moscow. According to him, this target can be achieved through construction of a road connecting the port with Krasnoflotskoye highway. Besides, in QI’2018 Bronka will get the second Liebherr LHM 800 featuring lifting capacity of 308 t.