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On Aug 3 at 08.30 a.m. the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), while on patrol in the Malacca Strait, off Tanjung Piai, Johor, sighted and detained a wooden boat without a registration number, along with three crew members who were suspected of an earlier sea theft in the area. Upon inspecting the boat, MMEA personnel found more than two tons of scrap metal, which was believed to have been stolen from a barge towed by the "Tekun 16217" (163 gt, built 2008) earlier. The MMEA detained the wooden boat and the three suspects for further investigation.
With further development to its existing solid European products, Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced the launch of a new direct service, the Indian Ocean Service 3 (IO3), which covers South East India, Mediterranean, and North Europe. The new product will offer new port coverage and boost reliability to a wider range of direct port call options to ONE’s valued customers. It will also further expand ONE’s already comprehensive service offerings and allow its clients to enjoy greater choice while bringing efficiency and additional values to the supply chain. The first sailing of the loop is now expected to start from 26th October 2019. IO3: Indian Ocean Service 3 Rotation: Visakhapatnam – Krishnapatnam – Chennai – Tuticorin – Colombo – Cochin – Damietta – Piraeus – Rotterdam – London Gateway – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Damietta – Jeddah – Colombo – Visakhapatnam (Fixed day weekly service, 63-day rotation)
APM Terminals has become the first Peruvian port to introduce a customer platform that logs, streamlines and coordinate General Cargo operations in the port of Callao. During the pilot phase, the platform, which was developed together with maritime and customs agents, enabled users to complete transactions 67% faster and operations were completed 12% faster. APM Terminals Callao invested nearly USD 1 million in the implementation of MOST, a new state-of-the-art platform that can be used by maritime agents, customs agencies and carriers, among others. MOST can be used to register cargo and view real-time information, make online payments and generate authorizations for the loading and unloading of all types of General Cargo, from anywhere, anytime. The platform is a clear milestone in the efficient management of port logistics using world-class technology.
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The "Permata 1" (128 gt, built 2003), en route from Sarawak to Port Klang, being underway in the Malacca Strait 4,3 miles south of Tanjung Piai, Johor, was boarded by an unknown number of perpetrators from a small boat on Aug 12, 2019, at 8.50 p.m. The tug was towing a barge. The perpetrators stole some scrap metal and ropes from the barge before escaping. The master of the "Permata 1" raised alarm and reported the incident to the Singapore authorities via VHF.
ICTSI subsidiary ICTSI Americas BV has acquired 100% of the shares of Libra Terminal Rio S.A. (Libra Rio) to run the Terminal de Contêineres 1 (T1Rio) container terminal in the Port of Rio, Brazil. Libra Rio holds the concession rights to operate, manage and develop T1Rio and was acquired by ICTSI from Boreal Empreendimentos e Participações SA. The deal to take over the port container terminal concession was disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange, reported Manila Standard. ICTSI said: “The parties will work to sign a share purchase agreement in due course.” Concession until 2048
Two and a half years after taking over the operations of the Multi-Purpose and the New Cruise Terminals at the Limassol port, DP World Limassol on Wednesday presented the upgrades and investments in infrastructure and equipment. The company said that it had acquired brand-new equipment in January 2019 as part of an ongoing upgrade of the Limassol port infrastructure. The new machinery was put into operation in March 2019, following intensive training of staff and has contributed to speeding up operations at the Multi-purpose port terminal. More specifically, the new equipment includes: A new, high-tech LHM 420 mobile harbour crane, with maximum lifting capacity of 144 tons and radius of 54 metres enhancing the efficient handling and transportation of bulk cargo, general cargo, containers, oil and gas.
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The "Jin Xiang 6"caught fire 400 miles west of Tuvalu and was taking on water. The crew iwas abandoning ship on Aug 16, 2019. A New Zealand Defence Force Orion P-3K2 on a fisheries patrol located the vessel and dropped off communications equipment, fresh water and lights. The 14 crew members went into life rafts. The Orion has communicated to the vessel’s sister ship "Jin Xiang 7" for a pick-up. The aircraft then returned to Nauru, having reached its maximum flying endurance. An RNZAF Hercules C-130 aircraft was placed on standby to support. The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand was notified about the fire and was gathering information to see what assistance can be provided to Fiji, where the response will be coordinated. On Aug 17 all crew members of the "Jin Xiang 6" were accounted for, after the New Zealand Defence Force found the last missing crew member clinging to a buoy, near the position where the burning vessel was discovered. Report with photos: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/rnzaf-plane-drops-water-communication-equipment-fire-damaged-chinese-fishing-vessel
The 300-hectare shipyard of Hanjin Philippines may be taken over by several shipping companies that would transform it into a major global port, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said in a chance interview recently. He said the shipyard could be a sprawling multipurpose mixed-use port facility that would be jointly operated by several players. This, he said, is one of the proposals received by Hanjin creditors for the development of the shipyard after Hanjin Philippines declared bankruptcy early this year. “It’s a good masterplan that has been proposed and it is targeted to be implemented this year,” Lopez said. He declined to name the companies but hinted that these include foreign players. Another source said creditors are in negotiations with an American and a Japanese company. Officially, Hanjin has fully shut down just this month, ending the last of its remaining maintenance operations, sources said. As of this writing, the creditors have not made any official announcement yet regarding the final plans for the shipyard.
The Alcantara container terminal in Lisbon announced this week plans to invest 122 million euros (137.4 million U.S. dollars) by 2038 to modernize and streamline the operational activity of its port infrastructure.