arrived Alang Anchorage 18.04.19
The "Aida Nova" wil berth in Palma de Mallorca akready on April 19, 2019, due to stormy weather which enforced the cancellation of the call at Barcelona. Passengers, who intended to disembark there had to leave the ship in Valencia to be carried to Barcelona with coaches.
Denmark’s Port of Skagen is to welcome 44 cruise ships carrying around 73,000 guests in 2019 – an increase of almost 10,000 people from 2018. Marking the third consecutive year that Skagen has hosted record numbers of cruise guests, the 2019 season will see nine vessels making maiden calls. They include ships from lines such as Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Marella Cruises, Phoenix Reisen, Saga Cruises and Viking Cruises. This year is also the 20th anniversary of Cruise Skagen Denmark, which was formed to promote Skagen as a cruise destination in 2009.
On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) voted to approve the purchase of two new 100-foot gauge container gantry cranes to be used at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal, the Port NOLA press release said. “These new cranes are vital to our success and growth here at Port NOLA,” said President and CEO Brandy D. Christian. “They will increase our efficiency so we can accommodate larger and wider ships more quickly and meet the growing needs of our carriers and shippers.” The Board approved a $23.4 million contract to Shanghai, China-based Shanghai Zenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., for the construction and delivery of the cranes. There are no domestic manufacturers of container gantry cranes.
Beached at Alang 18.04.19
The "Pictor" allided with the barge "Ananna" at Chittagong port, on April 10 ,2019, at 10.30 a.m. The railing of the vessel sustained a two-metre long damage. A subsequent contact with the barge "Jobayer Abdullah-5" the same day at 1.30 p.m. resulted in a six-metre long railing damage.
Virgin Voyages has officially finalised its contract to sail to Cuba. The cruise line’s excursion programme on the Caribbean island, Shore Things, will provide guests with a range of experiences. “Our sailors are eager to sail to Cuba and we are incredibly proud to celebrate our plans to visit Havana, which is without a doubt, one of the Caribbean’s most authentic and enriching destinations,” said Tom McAlpin, Virgin Voyages’ president and CEO. “This fantastic place offers the chance for our sailors to experience a vibrant city and artistic haven, where they can meet locals and discover the heritage and culture of this beautiful destination.”
A new $1bn VLCC-sized crude export site is moving ahead in Texas. Commissioners with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority yesterday approved a 50-year lease for a Carlyle Group-backed project. Lone Star Ports, a Carlyle vehicle, has got the go ahead to build a tanker terminal on Harbor Isand near Port Aransas subject to an environmental review as the new port will require extensive dredging. The project is one of two proposed for the Corpus Christi area and among eight deepwater ports planned along the US Gulf Coast.
The purchase of the "Saaremaa" has officially been concluded on April 18. The Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) is now officially the owner of the ferry. STQ's acting president and CEO, Stéphane Lafaut, said he acquired the vessel at a cost of $ 39 million. The ship is expected in Quebec in mid-May. STQ hopes to put it into service in July.
The "Northern Expedition" suffered a bottom touch on soft mud at the entrance of Deas Basin in Fraser River, British Columbia, in position 49 07 18.0 N, 123 05 06.0 W, on April 7, 2019, at 07.10 a.m. The vessel proceeded to a local dock for refit. The vessel had no engine power and was assisted by four tugs at the time of the incident. No damage was reported.
Essential maintenance dredging at the Port of Hay Point is scheduled to commence this weekend. The works will be undertaken by specialist vessel the TSHD Brisbane, on behalf of North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) and the port’s terminal operators. NQBP Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin said the Port of Hay Point primarily exports metallurgical coal, a key resource in steel-making.
The Port of Antwerp aims to open a hydrogen bunkering station later this year, its CEO Jacques Vandermeiren revealed earlier this week at Petrospot’s Marine Energy Transition Forum. The news comes as Antwerp, Europe’s largest petrochemical complex, brings online a swathe of alternate fuels for shipping, including LNG and methanol. While social media posts suggested the hydrogen bunkering could happen within the next couple of months, a spokesperson for the port told Splash that Antwerp was still working on the logistics of the venture, a world first, and no timeline could be confirmed yet.