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On May 18, 2019, the "Ilmenau" 1657 ts (EU-No.: 04001860), ran aground on the Elbe along with a pushed barge between Geesthacht and Hamburg underneath the lock of Geesthacht, sailing river upstream from Hamburg where it had leaft at 10.30 a.m. The fairway was blocked by the vessels. It was intended to refloat them with own power with the next high tide in the afternoon. Around 3 p.m. the ships were floating again and proceeded from Geesthacht at 3.45 p.m. Tbey erthed in Schwarnebeckat 5.25 p.m. Probably they were sailing too cose to the shore. German report with photos: https://www.ln-online.de/Lokales/Lauenburg/Schubschiff-blockiert-bei-Geesthacht-die-Elbe
Singapore’s PSA International, one of the world’s largest terminal operators, has won its first concessions on the eastern seaboard of North America. The company has finalised an agreement to acquire Halterm Container Terminal in the Port of Halifax, Canada, and Penn Terminals in Pennsylvania, US from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, a fund managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. The transaction is in the process of securing regulatory approvals from the respective USA and Canadian authorities. PSA beat out stiff competition from Canadian National Railway and CMA CGM for the Halifax terminal.
India has suspended operations at a major port on its east coast until an impending cyclone makes landfall on Friday, a port official in the mineral rich eastern state of Odisha said. India has started evacuating hundreds of thousands of villagers living along its northeastern coastline and also cancelled trains ahead of the severe storm. “Paradip port operations will be suspended from tonight, all vessels have been told to leave the port,” S.K Mishra, traffic manager at the port told Reuters on Wednesday. Source: Reuters (Reporting by Jatindra Dash; Editing by Sudarshan Varadhan and Kirsten Donovan)
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On May 17, 2019, the "Sóleyja Sigurjón" suffered a fire in the engine room in the Denmark Strait, 90 miles north of Iceland, and issued a mayday call at 9.12 p.m. The patrol boat "Týr" headed towards the casualty to investigate the conditions aboard the vessel. The rescue vessel "Sigurvin", which was launched from Siglufjörður with two firefighters on board, was stood down after the fire seemed to be put out by activating the fire extinguishing system. The trawler "Múlaberg" rendezvoused with the shrimp trawler as well as the "Múlabergið" and helicopter "TF Líf" at 11.40 p.m. Smke divers of the "Týr" entered the engine room after its arrival on May 18 around 4 a.m. to assess the conditions and find remaining hot spots in the morning of May 18. It was then decided that the "Múlaberg" would tow the disabled trawler to shore. Two of the eight crewmembers were taken aboard the "TF Lif" and taken to Akureyri aboard the helicopter. Icelandic report with photo: https://kvotinn.is/soley-sigurjons-dregin-land-eftir-eldsvoda/ http://www.lhg.is/frettir-og-fjolmidlar/frettasafn/frettayfirlit/vidburdarikir-solarhringar
Indian conglomerate Adani Group has won a 50-year concession to develop an 800,000 teu a year box terminal in the southwest of Yangon. Ahlone International Port Terminal (2) (AIPT) will be situated 50 km up the Yangon river from the Andaman Sea where the depths are 9 m quayside allowing ships of up to 1,500 teu to call. The $290m facility will be spread across 50 ha. Its first phase, due for completion late next year, will have an initial 150,000 teu annual capacity. Phase two, which will take an additional six months to construct, is expected to take the port’s total capacity to a maximum of 800,000 teu.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Government of Tianjin and the General Authority of the Economic Zone of the Suez Canal to develop the second phase of the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) industrial zone, Mohab Mamish, head of Suez Canal Authority and the Suez Canal Economic Zone stated during a press statement on the sidelines of the forum. According to the memorandum, an area of six square kilometers will be developed to establish advanced industrial sectors within the geographical scope of the canal’s economic zone. In his statement, Mamish said that the Belt and Road Forum would serve as an example for those who wish to participate in the economic renaissance that has been achieved over the past years. He pointed out that this deal is expected to provide at least 25,000 jobs through the launch of nine industrial sectors in the TEDA zone. The company will immediately start to attract the target companies in the fields of textile, petrochemicals and plastic industries, with a total of US$5 billion, which will contribute to the providing jobs and increase investment, Mamish concluded. Source: Egypt Independent
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The repair work on the "Sagar Sampada" which was undertaken by about three contractors of the owners, the Shipping Corporation of India, was progressing well at the Q10 berth of the Cochin port Some of the power cables intended for replacement were still being awaited, as they had to be imported. The work of the damaged bulkheads, fabrication of steel sheets, pipes for replacement was also underway. The owners were expecting the repairs to be completed by mid-June 2019 for undertaking research work with the onset of the southwest monsoon in the western coast of India.
The first stage of the new semi-automated container terminal in Vado Ligure in Italy will launch on December 12 capable of handling the largest boxships afloat today. It is expected to increase competition among ports in northern Italy. The new infrastructure jointly owned by APM terminals (50.1%), 40% by Cosco Shipping Ports and 9.9% by Qingdao Port International Development will start operating in its first phase with a quay length of 450 m, 16 m draft and four ship-to-shore cranes handling ships of up to 23 rows across. The second phase will be completed in the third quarter of 2020 giving a quayside length of 700 m, five ship-to-shore cranes and an annual capacity of 860,000 teu.
MSC Cruises inaugurated a newly equipped, co-branded terminal and a dedicated berth at the Port of Kiel in Germany on 27 April. The cruise line, which is the most frequent visitor to the Ostuferhafen berth, has rebranded both the associated passenger terminal and luggage area. Soon, the line’s passengers will have access to a second dedicated gangway for transfers between ship and shore. The opening ceremony took place on the same day as MSC Cruises’ 5,714-passenger MSC Meraviglia made her maiden call to Kiel, kicking off the start of a season of bi-weekly turnaround cruises from Kiel to the Norwegian fjords and St Petersburg, Russia.