Around 4500 bags of cement have been salvaged from the "Star Liberty"that ran aground at the San Jose de Buenavista Port due to the strong waves caused by the southwest monsoon. The ship was carrying a consignment of 20,000 bags at the time. The salvaged cement has been stored at a dump in Barangay Pantao. The salvage team was hoping to complete the removal of the cement from the ship by the end of October 2018 and then the ship may be salvaged and taken back to Cebu for repairs.
The "Nordkap", being en route from Hamburg to Trombetas sailing in ballast with a crew of 22 on board, went adrift 7.87 miles south of Dungeness point in position 50 48 24.6 N, 001 00 24.6 E, on Oct 14, 2018, at 08.50 a.m. due to an oil leak in the engine. The filters and seals needed replacement, with an estimated time for completion of repairs as of 30 minutes. No assistance requested. All repairs have been completed and the vessel resumed the voyage to its destination after repairs were completed.
Ponant's 3rd Explorer class expedition cruise ship is ready for transit from Tulcea to Norway, where the ship is going to be completed.http://cruisedeck.de/le-bougainville-bereit-zur-ueberfuehrung/
Work has begun on building Europe’s largest butane river tankers at VEKA shipyard in the Netherlands. The two vessels from a partnership between INEOS Trading & Shipping and Imperial Logistics will measure 110 metres long with a beam of 17.5 metres, and have capacities of 3,024 tonnes of butane carried in six tanks. The barges will have each have three engines. Around three times the size of typical Rhine River barges they will transport gas from the world’s largest butane tank, currently being constructed at the Oiltanking Antwerp Gas Terminal (OTAGT) in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, to the INEOS cracker site in Köln, Germany.
On Oct 12, 2018, at 2 a.m. a crane barge towed by the "Kristine Alexis" allided with the Sunshine Bridge at Donaldsonville and severely damaged a load-bearing beam on the bridge, closing the span indefinitely. Louisiana highway officials closed the major route over the Mississippi River after the incident, delaying school start times and diverting thousands of drivers to alternate routes. Marquette Transportation was actively working with the Coast Guard and the LA DOT to complete the investigation and assess the damage to the bridge and required repairs. The crane atop the barge was in an upright position when it hit the bridge. A horizontal beam of the bridge was crumpled. Louisiana State Police reported the crash just before 3 a.m., and the state Department of Transportation and Development identified a contractor to work on the bridge and was trying to reopen it as quickly as possible.
The "Candy Store" suffered water ingress in the early morning of Oct 15, 2018, near Cameron on the Calcasieu Lake in southwest Louisiana. At 12:00 a.m., the crew of the "Candy Store" contacted the Coast Guard Houston-Galveston to report the vessel was in need of assistance.From the Coast Guard Station Lake Charles a 29-foot boat was launched. Once on scene, the crew of the RB-S passed two dewatering pumps to the vessel and remained on scene throughout the night with the "Candy Store". Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles personnel were dispatched to the scene to investigate and respond to fuel discharge around the partially submerged vessel. Report with photo: https://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-assists-vessel-taking-on-water-near-cameron-louisiana/2018/10/15/
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DP World has broken ground on a multi-purpose port development in Berbera in Somaliland. President of the Republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi and DP World Group chairman and ceo Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem launched work on the phase of the port project on Thursday. The first phase of DP World Berbera will consist of building a 400-metre quay and 250,000 square metre yard extension as well as the development of a free zone. According to The National investment in the first phase will be $101m, with a total investment of $442m in two phases. DP World Berbera is a joint venture and includes neighbouring countries such as land-locked Ethiopia, which has a 19% stake. The port is being constructed by Shafa Al Nahda Contracting.
Winds of 10 Beaufort forced the "Aidabella" to alter course in the morning hours of Oct 13 off Stavanger. The captain adjusted the course to the weather conditions. The ship had sailed from Bergen on Oct 12 and got into an Atlantic depression. To reduce the strong movements of the vessel, the captain decided to turn the ship into the wind and steam ahead with slow speed until reaching the Skagerrak in the evening of Oct 14. The planned arrival in Kiel at 8 a.m. could not be met, instead the ship arrived only at 2 p.m. The 2500 passengers thus had to change their travel plans. Also the start of embarking for the following cruise was delayed. Check in started at 4.30 p.m. at the Ostsee Quay in Kiel.
Coal started to smoulder in the cargo hold of the "Liangchow", which was berthed at Auckland in the morning of Oct 15, 2018. The ship had arrived at Auckland on Oct 12 to load a cargo of coal. There was no open fire, but there was smoke from a hold. Firefighters were called, the coal was dozed and later offloaded.
After years of planning and preparation, construction of an entirely new terminal in the outer area of the Port of Gothenburg has started, the company said in its press release. The project will be the largest expansion undertaking at the Port of Gothenburg in 40 years. Phase 1 started with piling earlier in the week. The 220,000 square metre terminal will be constructed using dredge spoils contained by an embankment, and is scheduled for completion around 2025.
Construction work for CMA CGM’s new multi-temperature warehouse at DP World London Gateway has started. Eric Legros, CMA CGM Vice President Specialised Products and Value-Added Services and Jean Vanmalle, Business Development Manager Inland – Supply Chain & Logistics joined DP World executives for a ground-breaking ceremony at DP World London Gateway’s Logistics Park. CMA CGM has taken a long-term lease on the build-to-suit development, which it will occupy through its international freight forwarding and logistics solutions subsidiary. The warehouse is sited on a 2.5-hectare plot adjacent to DP World London Gateway’s deep-water port on the River Thames with main road access to London.