Beached at Alang 17.05.19
The cargo m/v "Industrial Charger" (IMO: 9213959) allided with the pier while arriving at the port of Takoradi on May 1, 2019. It also came in contact with the IoM flagged pipe layer "Seven Pacific". Portuguese and UK accident investigation teams were evaluating and analysing the incident which did not result in any injuries or pollution. The vessel left Takoradi again on May 15 at 1.15 p.m. and was being moored off the port in pos. 04° 53.69' N 001° 44.58' W since. The pipe layer left the port on May 5 and berthed in Mindelo on May 11, heading to the Bahamas the next day.
Essential maintenance dredging at the Port of Hay Point is scheduled to commence this weekend. The works will be undertaken by specialist vessel the TSHD Brisbane, on behalf of North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) and the port’s terminal operators. NQBP Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin said the Port of Hay Point primarily exports metallurgical coal, a key resource in steel-making.
The Port of Antwerp aims to open a hydrogen bunkering station later this year, its CEO Jacques Vandermeiren revealed earlier this week at Petrospot’s Marine Energy Transition Forum. The news comes as Antwerp, Europe’s largest petrochemical complex, brings online a swathe of alternate fuels for shipping, including LNG and methanol. While social media posts suggested the hydrogen bunkering could happen within the next couple of months, a spokesperson for the port told Splash that Antwerp was still working on the logistics of the venture, a world first, and no timeline could be confirmed yet.
An unidentified speedboat with persons approached the "Zhe Hai 169" in position 07 40 48 N, 128 29 18 E, approximately 115 miles east of Baganga, Philippines, on May 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. Alarm was raised, the crew mustered, and fire hoses were pressurized. The men in the speedboat were observed to be shouting towards the vessel while holding steel hooks. After 30 minutes of pursuing the vessel, the speedboat aborted the attempted boarding and moved away. Following the incident, the "Zhe Hai 169" resumed its voyage.
The "Industrial Charger" allided with the pier while arriving at the port of Takoradi on May 1, 2019. It also came in contact with the IoM flagged pipe layer "Seven Pacific". (IMO: 9518311). Portuguese and UK accident investigation teams were evaluating and analysing the incident which did not result in any injuries or pollution. The vessel left Takoradi again on May 15 at 1.15 p.m. and was being moored off the port in pos. 04° 53.69' N 001° 44.58' W since. The pipe layer left the port on May 5 and berthed in Mindelo on May 11, heading to the Bahamas the next day.
On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) voted to approve the purchase of two new 100-foot gauge container gantry cranes to be used at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal, the Port NOLA press release said. “These new cranes are vital to our success and growth here at Port NOLA,” said President and CEO Brandy D. Christian. “They will increase our efficiency so we can accommodate larger and wider ships more quickly and meet the growing needs of our carriers and shippers.” The Board approved a $23.4 million contract to Shanghai, China-based Shanghai Zenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., for the construction and delivery of the cranes. There are no domestic manufacturers of container gantry cranes.
Morotai, a container ship owned by CMA CGM Group Agencies (Australia) Pty Ltd., docked at the SP-ITC International Container Terminal in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City, on March 15, following the route from the city to Australia and vice versa. Weighing 40,000 tonnes and measuring 222 metres long, Morotai is the vessel with the largest deadweight tonnage having anchored at the SP-ITC port thus far.
The "Riroil 5", now known as KPS "Selma Sultan" and sailing under Liberian flag, left Gibraltar on May 7, 2019, at 9.20 a.m. The vessel had been arrested upon its arrival from Istanbul at Gibraltar on March 13. The ship called at Algeciras from May 10 to 12 before heading to Freetown.
Ferry operator Transmediterránea has been forced to suspend the scheduled departure of the 'Volcán del Teno' from Algeciras to Ceuta on May 17, 2019, at 9.30 a.m. because in the night of May 16 a fire broke out in the starboard engine upon its entry into the port of Algeciras, coming from Ceuta. There were 24 passengers on board. Due to the rapid action of the crew and the activation of fire-fighting devices further damage could be prevented. The ferry docked in Algeciras since then, pending a technical inspection, which was expected to take place in the morning. At the moment, the shipping company has not informed if this vessel will be replaced by another one while the damage is repaired or if it is not of such magnitude and after a repair could be resumed the rotations throughout the day. What is certain is that the rotation of 9.30 am from Ceuta has been canceled and for the moment it is not confirmed that the next one, which has to be produced at 1 pm, can be made.
A new $1bn VLCC-sized crude export site is moving ahead in Texas. Commissioners with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority yesterday approved a 50-year lease for a Carlyle Group-backed project. Lone Star Ports, a Carlyle vehicle, has got the go ahead to build a tanker terminal on Harbor Isand near Port Aransas subject to an environmental review as the new port will require extensive dredging. The project is one of two proposed for the Corpus Christi area and among eight deepwater ports planned along the US Gulf Coast.
DP World said it is likely to start using the fourth terminal at its flagship Jebel Ali port in the second half of 2019, after utilisation of the terminal was delayed due to a softening market. The ports operator said the terminal is essentially ready for operations and has more cost efficiencies than Terminal 1.