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18 hours ago by arnekiel

Gas from Lithuanian LNG terminal will be stored in the Latvian Inčukalns storage facility for the first time
The liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Klaipėda operated by KN is likely to accept LNG from the USA for the first time this summer and the user of the LNG terminal, UAB Lietuvos dujų tiekimas, plans to store part of the LNG to be acquired this summer in the Latvian Inčukalns natural gas storage facility for the first time. KN says natural gas supply and trading company Lietuvos dujų tiekimas, which signed an agreement regarding the supply of LNG with the US company Cheniere Marketing International, buys liquefied natural gas through the LNG terminal in Klaipėda.

18 hours ago by arnekiel

Korean ports to install power supply for ships
Four Korean port authorities have agreed to introduce a power supply system for ships at berth to reduce air pollution, a measure already in practice in advanced countries like the U.S. Authorities in Incheon, Busan, Ulsan and Yeosu Gwangyang will install “alternative maritime power” (AMP), at their wharves, where ships can connect power plugs and run on-board systems on electricity. This will enable ships to conserve fuel and reduce engine noise pollution. Until now, ships have had to burn fuels to run generators to stay operative, producing air pollutants like carbon dioxide, fine dust, nitrogen oxides and sulfide oxides. At a meeting at Incheon Port Authority on Jun 22, participants agreed to work on an electricity rate standard, investment budget, and estimated operation costs to develop the system. www.hellenicshipp...

18 hours ago by arnekiel

Maersk ME1 service calls Pipavav port
Private port operator, APM Terminals Pipavav informed that in a first for the port, largest vessel with size of 10,100 TEU (twenty-feet equivalent Units) capacity, Maersk Gibraltar arrived at APM Terminals Pipavav on June 16, 2017. It makes the first call of Maersk Line’s ME1 Service to the port, and set a new record for the largest vessel ever to call Pipavav Port. The newly added weekly loop linking Europe, the Middle East and India. The 337-meter long Maersk Gibraltar loaded cargoes of refrigerated agricultural products, and iron castings for export. An expansion at APM Terminal Pipavav was recently completed, strengthening the existing berth, performing additional dredging, and adding 3 new post-Panamax cranes, and 4 new Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes, which has increased annual throughput capacity to 1.35 million TEUs. Container throughput at the port was 682,000 TEUs in 2016, along with approximately 3 million tons of bulk cargo. Current annual general cargo capacities include 5 million metric tons off Dry Bulk, 2 million metric tons of Liquid Bulk and approximately 250,000 passenger cars. Source: The Hindu Business Line

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