The 'Volgo-Don 187' ran aground at kilomeer 550 of the Volgo-Baltic waterway in the Podporozhsky District on July 7, 2021. No damage bor injuries were reported, and ship traffic was not hampered. The ship refloated on July 11 and continued its vyoage at 5 a.m., arriving in Nizhniy Novgorod on July 15.
On July 7, 2021, the 'Cuyahoga' suffered an eninge failure, which caused a blackout, on the Lake Huron off Point Edward, Ontario, in pos 43 03 36.2N, 082 24 54W. The crew restarted engines and sailed to a nearby anchorage for repairs.The ship sailed from the anchorage again on July 10 at 4.40 a.m.
Crew change have resumed at the port of Chittagong, albeit to a limited extent. In case of joining, covid negative certificate is required. In case of sign off, the crew will have to undergo a covid test at a local government approved hospital. Which takes a total of 3 days to stay in a hotel. Then he has to show immigration and airlines authorities when he gets on the plane. We've learned from talking to a crew service provider that this process is safe for all parties. NC Shipping's operations manager said Chittagong port service is now much more efficient and less time consuming. All rules are governed by international standards. "Even in the covid pandemic lockdown, we get international quality service from Chittagong port which has played a positive role in the operation of our ships and maintaining the dynamism of the maritime trade," he added. He thinks crew change approval is part of a continuous process. This is a valiant decision of the government and port authorities
The 'Sonreiras' suffered an issue with its propellers in position 43 01 03N, 010 07 08W, about 36 nautical miles from Madrid shore on July 15, 2021, at 4 p.m. The crew carried out repairs which were completed at 10 p.m. The vessel continued its voyage from Vigo to Lisbon, where it arrived on July 17 at 7.30 p.m.
The 'Altenavi', en route from Kherson to Iskenderun, suffered an engine failure south of Alanya in position 35 58 30N, 032 11 30E, on July 21 ,2021. Repairs were started by the crew, and as of July 23 the ship was adrift in pos. 35° 56.40' N 031° 43.92' E.
The 'Fortuna' en route from Azov to Mersin, suffered a technical failure and moored at the southern Sinop anchorage, on July 21, 2021. Repairs were commenced by the crew.
The 'Ali Cat' suffered a technical issue on July 22, 2021. The srvicce had to be suspended. A shuttle bus service was operating from from Gourock to McInroy's Point (Western Ferries) and from Dunoon to Hunter's Quay. The issue was resolved, and the ship resumed its service at 09.20a.m. from Gourock and at 09.50 a.m. from Dunoon.
The Cochin Port Trust handled a record 3.20 million tonnes of cargo in December 2020, a monthly record volume for it. The volume is a 10.55 per cent growth over December 2019, said Cochin Port Trust chairperson M. Beena, in a message to the employees and officials of the port trust. Container movement too touched a consistent 60,000 TEUs consecutively in the four months leading to December. The surge in the movement of cargo is being looked upon as new shoots in the port business after the plans of 2020 were washed away in the COVID-19 pandemic. The growth in cargo movement is “charting a new growth trajectory. However, we need to find new vistas for revenue generation by optimum utilisation of resources available to us,” the chairperson told the port community. The port has been recovering from the losses, which had affected it for the past decade. But the pandemic and resultant loss in business had pushed the port into the red. But the port was expected to make a recovery by the end of 2021, the chairperson said. There was optimism stemming from the fact that though there was a substantial fall in cargo movement in the first half of the current financial year, there was some recovery in the second half. The port trust was also optimistic that the inauguration of the Kochi-Mangaluru LNG pipeline earlier this month would pave the way for more gas volumes and revenue for the port. Meanwhile, figures from the Indian Ports Association showed that ports across the country suffered owing to the pandemic and its impact on the global economy. The average fall across the major ports in the country is nearly nine per cent for the period. Mumbai suffered a fall of more than 17 per cent and the Momugao traffic fell more than 23 per cent and JNPT traffic was down by over 12 per cent. Haldia Dock Complex, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, and New Mangaluru suffered lesser falls in business.