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The "FWN Solide" was in collision the icebreaker "Kontio" upon approaching Oulu in the northeast Gulf of Bothnia on Jan 22, 2019, at 10 a.m. while en route from Rotterdam. The collision occurred during ice channeling. The freighter suffered a hole in the bulbous bow, but no water ingress or pollutant leaks were reported, only a moderate leak of ballast water. The icebreaker reportedly didn’t sustain any damages and remained in service. The "FWN Solide" docked at Oulu at 10.30 a.m.
The Port Authority today announced that the first all-electric straddle carrier in the United States is coming to the Port of New York and New Jersey by the end of this year, the agency’s most recent initiative to meet aggressive targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement. A straddle carrier is a piece of terminal yard handling equipment that is used to move cargo containers by first straddling the container and then lifting it up and driving over the back of a truck to place the container on the chassis, in contrast to loading a container on the back of a truck from the side. Under a partnership with the Port Authority, Maher Terminals has agreed to pilot test the all-electric straddle carrier for a year on its container terminal at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal to determine its operational and environmental benefits. It will be the first test of an all-electric straddle carrier anywhere in a United States port.
Chinese company Huaneng Fuyun Port and Shipping (HFPS), which operates berths three and four at Port Qasim , Karachi, has paid five months salary (from July 18 to November 18) to Pakistani dock workers in the port through two cheques of a total amount of Rs20.547 million. Sources in the Ports and Shipping told The Nation on Sunday that a deal was brokered at a meeting on the weekend between representatives of Huaneng Fuyun Port and Shipping (HFPS) and representatives of 1,751 dockers, social workers, human rights activists and trade unionists that brought to end the 109-day workers’ agitation. Hundreds of dockers staged sit-in outside the Karachi Press Club following a protest rally staged a day earlier the agreement.
The "Phoenix", 37 ts (ENI-No: 02314304), ran aground with a pushed barge on the jetty of the Europe Way South at Ritthem on Jan 22 around 1.30 a.m. The vessels got stuck enroute from Flushing East to Antwerp with a cargo of coal. The tugs "Multratug 9" and "Multratug 27" as well as the patrol boat "RWS 78" of Rijkswaterstaat attended at 2 p.m. About 20 minutes later the tugs managed to pull the pushed barge off which was taken back to Flushing East for inspections. t 7.30 p.m. the vessels resumed their voyage. Damage to the jetty remained limited too. Dutch report with photo and video: https://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/110636/Vrachtschip-vastgelopen-tegen-havendam-bij-Ritthem
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The Norwegian shipping company Color Line operates the additional freight ferry “Color Carrier“ on the route Kiel – Oslo as of 11th January to increase its freight-carrying capability. On the occasion of its inaugural call, the Lord Mayor of Kiel, Dr Ulf Kämpfer, PORT OF KIEL Managing Director Dr Dirk Claus and the Executive Manager of Sartori & Berger, Jens Broder Knudsen, welcomed the captain of the “Color Carrier”, Nils Sivertsen”, to the capital city of Schleswig-Holstein and handed over the traditional inaugural plaques during the onboard reception. Lord Mayor Kämpfer: “I am very happy about Color Line expanding its capacity on the only direct ferry route between Germany and Norway. It strengthens Kiel as a port location and also facilitates the eco-friendly hinterland transport by rail.” As of now, the additional freight ferry offers three roundtrips a week complementing the daily departures of the large passenger ferries. Hence, there are 10 departures per week and direction to choose from on this route. Jens Broder Knudsen: “Color Line expands the eco-friendly cargo transport between Germany and Norway. Shifting traffic from road to sea is considered a high priority in Norway as well as in the EU.”
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement with Exolgan S.A. to supply a total of four rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) with hybrid drivelines for its container terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The cargo m/v "FWN Solide" (IMO: 9321093) was in collision the icebreaker "Kontio" upon approaching Oulu in the northeast Gulf of Bothnia on Jan 22, 2019, at 10 a.m. while en route from Rotterdam. The collision occurred during ice channeling. The freighter suffered a hole in the bulbous bow, but no water ingress or pollutant leaks were reported, only a moderate leak of ballast water. The icebreaker reportedly didn’t sustain any damages and remained in service. The "FWN Solide" docked at Oulu at 10.30 a.m.
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International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) recently received four of 16 new hybrid rubber-tired gantries (RTG) as part of the Company’s long-term investment in capacity enhancement and environmental efficiency. A first in the country and Manufactured by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (MES) of Japan, the Mitsui Li-ion Hybrid RTG is equipped with a 200kVA Li-ion battery and a smaller diesel engine that dramatically improves the carbon footprint of the terminal.
SCA Logistics moved its activities to the Ostuferhafen in Kiel 2 ¼ years ago, after the company had started its German operations in Hamburg 52 years ago and most recently continued them in Lübeck. The third terminal outside Sweden, alongside Rotterdam and London, has now firmly and successfully established itself in Kiel. SCA welcomes from the perspective as an industrial company as well as a shipowners that the capacities of the canal shall be rapidly be extended by the ongoing reconstruction projects, so that the canal becomes a reliably partner to shipping companies in the future again. An efficient canal is urgently needed for further growth. SCA is the largest European forest owner. The basis for SCA's activities is the 2. 6 million hectare forest land in northern Sweden. Around this unique resource, SCA has built a well-developed value chain based on renewable resources from its own and other forests. SCA offers paper for packaging and printing, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions. SCA Logistics carries out extensive sea and land transport in Eu-rope and overseas. The activity is supported by a network of 5 terminals at strategic locations in Europe. SCA Logistics operates with 400 employees, beside the terminals, 3 RoRo ships and 2 container ships with a capacity of 1.100 TEU each and a fleet of conventional charter ships in various European liner Services. German report with photos and video: https://www.portofkiel.com/news/sca-logistics-fest-in-kiel-etabliert.html