arrived Chittagong Anchorage 16.10.18
arrived Alang Anchorage 18.10.18
APM Terminals has reached a sales agreement with current partner SOCAR to divest its container terminal in Izmir, Turkey. The Aliağa facility, to be named Petlim Container Terminal, is the largest container terminal in Turkey’s Aegean region, and the third largest in Turkey with a capacity of 1.3 million TEU per year. As part of the deal, APM Terminals will continue managing the terminal, ensuring that both its shipping line and landside customers are looked after. The new structure of the terminal means that operating company Petlim will be fully owned by SOCAR Turkey and managed by APM Terminals.
Liebherr Container Cranes will deliver 10 electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (ERTGs) to Montréal Gateway Terminals Partnership’s (MGT) Cast Terminal and Racine Terminal next year. In a release, Liebherr said that the electrically-operated, environmentally-friendly machines — of which five are destined for Cast Terminal and five are destined for Racine Terminal — offer lots of benefits regarding less noise and emissions and allow MGT to keep offering its customers an exceptionally-efficient and productive service. The cranes have a safe working load of 40.6 tonnes and can handle six containers, plus a truck lane’s width, while stacking 1-over-5 high.
sold to Chittagong Breakers
On Oct 18, 2018, at 08:40 a.m. the "Sormovo-2", loaded with barley, ran aground in limited visibility on the Volga-Caspian Shipping Canal at canal km 8. There was no pollution and no leakage reported. The ship had a crew of 12 on board, none of whom was hurt. Stocks of food and water were available. When the visibility had improved, the crew of the cargo ship planned to refloat the ship without assistance. The dry cargo ship was en route from Astrakhan to Amirobad.
The Freeport of Riga has announced that it is testing the suitability of its Spilve Meadows territory for construction and development projects. During the geodetic investigation, 3D visual modelling was performed to demonstrate the future development of the port, promoting the competitiveness of Riga for investors. Possible projects that could take place in the Spilve Meadows territory, as part of a proposed development programme, include a road network connection with the Daugavgrīva road and the construction of a new railway line. In addition to this, eight warehouses or manufacturing buildings, each with an area of 10,000 square metres, could also be built.
Lifting equipment firm Konecranes has netted a 54-crane deal for construction of the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), plus an order for the Mediterranean’s largest-ever mobile harbour crane. In a release, the Finnish company said that it had been chosen by KPCT operator Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in the UAE to supply an automated stacking crane system for the second stage of the building of the Khalifa Port facility. The 54 automated rail mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes will have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes, stacking 1-over-6 containers high, with 30 of the cranes set to be nine-wide and 24 set to be eleven-wide. They will come with automation controls and Konecranes’ Active Load Control system.
beached at Aliaga 16.10.18
On the Volga near Kazan, the "Oksky-49" suffered a hole in the stern on Oct 17, 2018. In a strong gust of wind the ship was piled on an underwater obstacle. As a result of the accident, the hull was breached below the waterline on the port side causing water ingress into the engine room. The crew of the ship pumped out the water, there is no threat of sinking. Three ships were sent to assist by the Emergencies Ministry of Russia, the "Kama-1", "OS-27" and "Varna" to help with the pumping of water. In the coming hours, the ship will be brought to a pier, while measures were being taken to place a patch onto the hole. The accident happened while the ship was underway from Kazan to Krasnokamsk.
Jordan’s Aqaba New Port will see all ship and goods movements, warehouse management and logistics fully digitised in a project with a contract volume worth millions of euros. German company INPLAN Software Solutions (INPLAN), which provides software solutions for ports, terminals and maritime logistics firms, has won a tender for the venture, which will be realised in several phases and is anticipated to last two years. “INPLAN has been able to fully demonstrate its strong performance and succeeds in an 18-month bidding process against some 50 international competitors,” INPLAN chief executive Mohamad Itani said.
South Korea’s oceans ministry said it will look into the feasibility of developing a port in Russia’s Far East to help local companies take advantage of its strategic location. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said it will carry out the feasibility study until September 2019 on the Port of Slavyanka, which borders North Korea and China. The ministry said the project is aimed at providing essential investment information to Korean companies, which have shown interest in development of the region.