Beached at Alang 20.03.19
Cargo owners of the "Yantian Express", which remained in Freeport by March 21, were still in the dark on when or where they might be likely to receive their goods. Hapag-Lloyd this week advised customers it would take another fortnight for the discharging and inspections of boxes damaged in the fire. It appears the vessel will have to move to another port before boxes unaffected by the fire can be unloaded as the current location consists of a temporary yard that is meant to handle only the distressed cargo. While there is a containerised terminal berth in the vicinity, it appeared it may not have sufficient capacity for handling the sound cargo.
Since September 2016 Jan De Nul Group, as part of the Joint Venture Sas van Vreeswijk, has been working on the construction of the third Princess Beatrix lock near Utrecht in the Netherlands, the company said in its release. On 6 February 2019 the Dutch Princess Beatrix officially inaugurated the lock in the presence of the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen. The Princess rang a ship’s bell, giving the go-ahead for the first official passage of ships through the new lock. The official opening of the lock closes a construction period of 2.5 years. The two lock heads are each 30 x 60 meters. Each lock head contains two lock gates, each weighing 490,000 kilos and measuring 28 meters wide, 14 meters high and 6.25 meters thick. In total, 44,875 m³ of concrete and 17,900 tons of reinforcement were used to build this new lock. Sas van Vreeswijk was also responsible for the excavation of 2 million m³ in order to widen the access to the locks.
The Freeport of Riga says it held a ceremony at the beginning of the year to commission two piers, ZO-1 and ZO-2, after the redevelopment, which took almost two years. The project included extension of both piers. ZO-1 received two newly built mooring posts and new lighting. For the extension of the ZO-2 pier, a new underwater sheet pile was built and dredging to 12 m depth mark was done. For the needs of the new extended pier, soil excavation was performed in the area of 3,710 m2 and about 7,746 m2 of the water area were dredged. Storm sewer with local water treatment units and output to the water area was built.
Beached at Alang 20.03.19
The bodies of a missing couple who were missing after the collision of their boat with the "Tian Yi 5" were recovered on March 20, more than a week after the accident south of Hong Kong on March 12 at 8.45 a.m. 1,8 km outside Hong Kong’s maritime border. The Marine Department was notified by the Guangdong Provincial Maritime Search and Rescue Centre that the sunken fishing boat was located near the site of the accident, outside Hong Kong waters. The dead couple were located off Lamma Island. One of the bodies was spotted near the surface while the other was found inside the cabin of the submerged boat. The couple’s daughter identified the bodies as those of her parents Ho Yuk-ki, 66, and Lo So-mui, 62. None of the 13 crew members on the "Tian Yi 5" were injured, but it was unclear at the time how many people were on the fishing boat while authorities from both sides launched search and rescue efforts. The Hong Kong police, the Fire Services Department and the Government Flying Service were involved, with the SAR operation overseen by the Marine Department’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre. A day later, the couple’s 36-year-old daughter filed a report to police, after her parents had gone missing. They were last seen in their home on Ap Lei Chau Main Street on the night of March 10. They had been in the fishing industry for more than 30 years, and used to catch rabbitfish in the morning around waters near the Dangan Islands, selling their catch in Aberdeen. They left Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter on March 11 and were supposed to return on March 12. The tanker, which was saoöomg from Qingdao to Shenzhen, was not detained after the collision. On March 18, it was moored at Dongjiang near Nizhou in Dongguan, Guangdong province. The Marine Department said on March 20 that it would follow up on the case.
Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) has announced the principal contractors for its $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, paving the way for construction to begin in the coming months. Wharf construction will be undertaken by Brady Marine & Civil, a specialist marine infrastructure and engineering contractor headquartered in Brisbane, the company said in its release. The civil works and terminal building will be delivered by Hindmarsh, a leading Australian construction company.
Skids, jacks, booms and a big helping of smart thinking from some of the best minds in the crane upgrades business – that’s been the recipe for success at MSC Terminal Valencia. When the terminal was planning an ambitious project to upgrade all eight of its ship-to-shore (STS) cranes ready for handling today’s new generation of super-sized vessels, there was only one partner who could deliver the goods.
Beached at Alang 19.03.19
After spending the last weekend at anchor off the Belle-Ile where the crew tried to repair a propulsion damage, the "Spanaco Progress" was towed to Brest in the afternoon of March 19, 2019, by the tug "Amber II" where the tugs "Clairvoyant" and "Robuste" took over and pulled it to No. 4 repair dock of the CIB Brest Shipyard at 4.30 p.m., where technicians of the the Damen Shipyard will repair the ship's engine, a seven-cylinder STX MAN with a power of 3,807 horsepower. Spare parts will be sent by the engine manufacturer. The freighter had a cargo of 6,000 tons of quartz on board and had sailed from Port Said on Feb 9. French report amd photos: https://www.letelegramme.fr/finistere/brest/port-de-commerce/spanaco-prograss-remorque-a-brest-apres-une-panne-de-moteur-20-03-2019-12237599.php http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2981402# http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2981405 http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2981404
Chairwoman of the Executive Board of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), Angela Titzrath, comments on the company’s preliminary unaudited fig-ures for the 2018 financial year: “HHLA has performed very successfully over the past financial year, despite the deterioration of the market environment in the second half. The challenging targets we set for ourselves one year ago have been achieved and partially exceeded. These results confirm our strategy of strengthening the creative power and future viability of HHLA. We will continue to follow this path going forward. HHLA aims to be the gateway to the future.” According to preliminary unaudited figures, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) increased its Group revenue by 3 percent to € 1.29 billion in the 2018 financial year (previous year: € 1.25 billion). The Group’s operating result (EBIT) of € 204 million (previous year: € 173 million) represents an increase of 18 percent. The listed Port Logistics subgroup generated revenue of € 1.26 billion (previous year: € 1.22 billion) and an operating result (EBIT) of € 188 million (previous year: € 157 million, that include one-off expenses of approximately € 25 million for organisational restructuring and for the harmoni-sation of the existing pension schemes).
The Meridian Ports and Services Limited (MPS) on February 1, 2019, received the second batch of gantry cranes ordered for the Tema Port Expansion project. The delivery follows the purchase agreement signed in August 2017 between Shanghai Shenhua Heavy Industry Co. (ZPMC) and MPS led by Mr Kweku Ofori Asiamah, Minister of Transport, for the total of 27 gantry cranes; seven Ship-To-Shore gantry cranes (STS) on the water front and 20 electric Rubber Tyre Gantry cranes (eRTG) in the yard. The STS cranes are Super Post Panamax with 65 meter outreach capable of handling containers on board vessels up to 23 rows and 10 on deck while the eRTGs are capable of stacking containers seven wide and one over five high in the container yards.