Enroute from Aalborg to France the "Västanvik" suffered trouble during the transit of the Kiel Canal on Dec 7, 2018. She had left the locks in Kiel around midnight. Short time later she veered off course and touched both the north and south embankment of the Kiel Canal just east of the ferry station Sehestedt. The ship was then moored at the pilings. The tugs "Flemhude" and "Kiel" pulled it to the communal port Rendsburg where she berthed on Dec 8 at 7.20 a.m. where she remained stationary by Dec 11.
The Color Line has been financed the refurbishment and renovation of the "Color Magic". A number of major banks are prepared to lend Color Line the 141 million USD, which the conversion will cost. The transaction was largely oversubscribed by all the participating bank. The Norwegian shipping company has entered into a new five-year financing agreement concerning the "Color Magic". The loan facility amounts 1.2 billion NOK. The loans will replace similar loans on the same terms as the current ones. The first 500 million NOK can be deducted from September next year. The involved lenders are Nordea, Danske Bank, ABN Amro, SEB, Sparebanken Møre and DNB.
The Russian icebreaker "Viktor Chernomyrdin", 22000 gt (IMO-No.: 9658630), which was actually being under construction at the Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg and which initially was scheduled to be delivered before the end of the year, was hit by a fire raging on 3,200 square meters on decks 3 and 4 in the evening of Nov 27, 2018. The fire was very powerful and two firefighters were injured during the extinguishing work which involved 140 firemen and 39 vehicles. The "Viktor Chernomyrdin"was to be the largest diesel electric icebreaker in the world.The completion of the ice breaker has been delayed several times. The ship had already been delayed for three years when the fire broke out. What consequences the fire will have for commissioning was not known yet known. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C02SCWtFdBY
PaxOcean has delivered a 26,000m3 floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to Indonesia-based Jaya Samudra Karunia (JSK). The Karunia Dewata is the largest FSRU to be built in China and the first to feature Type C cargo tanks. The unit was built at PaxOcean’s Zhoushan Shipyard to Lloyd's Register’s (LR) Rules for the Classification of Ships and Provisional Rules for LNG Ships and Barges Equipped with Regasification Systems.
The "Marine Oracle" was arrested in Singapore on Dec 6, 2018, at 9.30 p.m. The arresting solicitor was Haridass Ho & Partners. The vessel was moored in pos. 01° 17.89' N 103° 59.89' E at the Eastern Bunkering Anchorage.
arrived Chittagong Anchorage under new Name Yosu 1 11.12.18
Qinhuangdao Port, China’s largest coal port in terms of handling volume, has announced a plan to replenish RMB818.8m ($118m) into Cangzhou Huanghua Mineral Port Company, a bulk terminal operator at Huanghua Port. Following the capital injection, Qinhuangdao Port’s shareholding in the terminal will be increased to 98.9%
OOCL introduced its new product called the West Africa Service 2 (WAF2) and will be effective from November 30. The WAF2 will be complementary to OOCL's Asia to West and South Africa product mix by providing customers with a comprehensive, competitive and reliable service network with direct calls to strategic ports including Cape Town, Apapa, Tincan, Onne. WAF2 Port Rotation: Dalian - Xingang - Qingdao - Inchon - Ningbo - Nansha - Singapore - Cape Town - Apapa - Tincan - Onne - Singapore – Dalian
The "Alexandra L." suffered an engine failure, while it was sailing off Chios Island, on Dec 9, 2018. The vessel was towed into Chios port by a boat of the port authorities.
arrived Aliaga Anchorage 11.12.18
After two years of negotiations DFDS signed a sale and purchase agreement with the Port of Rotterdam for the acquisition of the 92,000m² capacity Rotterdam Bulk Terminal in Vlaardingen, Rotterdam – thereby increasing the trailer marshalling space by 60% from May 2020.
Durres port in Albania will become a strategic point of freight transport for Albania and the whole region, Minister of Infrastructure and Energy Damian Gjiknuri declared. According to Gjuknuri, the Norwegian Government will support Albania with a 1.4 million euro (about 1.6 million U.S. dollars) fund to provide technical assistance to harmonize the maritime sector legislation with that of the EU, and to support the Naval Marine Corps Department of Vlora University, southwest Albania to supply this sector with human resources.