RAK Ports unveil new deepwater berth
RAK Ports used the occasion of SeaTrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to unveil the opening of the first of two new deepwater berths constructed at Saqr Port. The deepwater berth project at Saqr Port has been ongoing since mid-2017 and is one of the largest engineering initiatives to have taken place in the northern emirates in recent years. The first berth was completed earlier in October this year and is now fully operational, a fact which was both widely publicized and discussed by the attendees of SeaTrade Maritime Middle East 2018. The event took place in the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 29th – 31st and is the region’s premier maritime exhibition.
Damen ASD Tug 2913 for new deep-water bulk terminal at Saqr Port launched by Albwardy Damen, UAE
The new ASD Tug 2913 for Saqr Port, part of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Ports, has been launched at the Albwardy Damen shipyard in Sharjah, UAE. Ordered twelve months ago, the tug will join the RAK Ports tug fleet and operate in the new and impressive deep-water bulk terminal currently nearing completion at the port. There its 80-tonnes of bollard pull will provide additional power for manoeuvring Capesize vessels. The tug was launched in the presence of Capt. Cliff Brand, the Chief Executive Officer of RAK Ports, and Capt. Michael Magee, the Harbour Master of RAK Ports. Capt Brand highlighted in his speech the importance for the UAE economy to build “in the UAE for the UAE” and the added value of having the building yard around the corner for support during the life time of the vessel.
Saqr Port purchases additional tug boat to support expansion plans
Saqr Port Authority, which manages the largest bulk-handling port in the middle East, has taken a further step in its planned capacity expansion by signing a deal with Dutch Shipbuilding and Engineering Conglomerate Damen Group for the delivery of a new ASD 2913 tug The announcement comes in quick succession of Saqr Port's recently publicised deal with German machinery manufacturer Liebherr Maritime for two Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes. Both contracts have been signed in support of Saqr Port's plans to establish new berths to create additional capacity in response to rising demand for import / export movements through the Port.Upload News