The "Petrolimex 06" was detained in the waters of Bintan in Indonesia, on Feb 8, 2019, as it was said to have anchored in Indonesian waters without authorization. On Feb 18 it remained stationary in pos. 01° 6.96' E 104° 10.96' on Tanjung Uban Anchorage.
The "Afra Oak" was detained in the waters of Tanjung Berakit in Indonesia on Feb 12, 2019 as it was said to have been anchored in Indonesian waters without authorization. On Feb 18 itr ramaine stationary on the Tanjung Uban Anchorage in pos. 01° 7.61' N 104° 11.61' E. It had sailed from Singapore on Feb 5.
“Seven Seas Splendor” was launched today at the Ancona shipyard., She is the second super luxury cruise ship that Fincantieri is building for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, brand of the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH). The delivery is scheduled for 2020, the company said in its release.
(Bloomberg) — A small port city near Hamburg is the leading choice of Angela Merkel’s government for the first liquefied natural gas terminal in Germany, according to people familiar with the thinking of senior ministers. The town on the Elbe River, Brunsbuettel, is competing with rival bids from the city of Stade and the North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven for federal aid that’s key to unlocking investment in the terminal. The Economy and Energy Ministry in Berlin is backing the bid of Brunsbuettel partly due to its proximity to Hamburg, said two people familiar with the government’s thinking.
The "MCP Bilbao" was detained in the waters of Bintan in Indonesia, on Feb 9, 2019,as it was said to have anchored in Indonesian waters without authorization. It was enroute from Singapore to Batu Ampar. On Feb 18 it remained stationary in pos. 01° 11.96' N 104° 1.54' E.
The "Kriti II", with 460 passengers on board, while approaching the port of Iraklion, sustained damage to its port main engine in the afternoon of Feb 16, 2019. The vessel was able to sail safely into the port of Iraklion escorted by two port tugs. The Port Authority of Iraklion banned the vessel from sailing until the engine was repaired and a class maintenance certificate was issued. The vessel was then permitted to sail to Piraeus as planned.
More than US$300m in infrastructure improvements is being considered as part of a drive to grow international marine cargo to the Port of Seattle. To prepare for ever-larger container vessels, the port commissions of Seattle and Tacoma met at the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) managing member meeting to discuss recommendations for significant new investments, which also include a new tenant at Seattle’s Terminal 5. “With the largest marine cargo vessels entering the trans-Pacific trade, our Terminal 5 investments are critical for Washington state exports to Asian markets, in addition to growing cargo volumes and maritime jobs in the Puget Sound region,” said the NWSA.
Feb 9 (Reuters) – The British government has terminated a contract with Seaborne Freight to provide extra ferries in the event of a no-deal Brexit that would see Britain leave the European Union on March 29 without a transition period to minimise economic disruption. The government’s decision to award the 14 million pound ($18.1 million) contract in December even though Seaborne Freight did not have any ships had been heavily criticised by opposition politicians and others. A Department for Transport spokeswoman said on Saturday the contract was terminated after Seaborne Freight’s backer, Irish firm Arklow Shipping, decided to step back from the deal.
The Archangelos Gabriel" was detained in the waters of Bintan in Indonesia, on Feb 8, 2019, as it was said to have been anchored without permission. On Feb 18 it remained stationary in pos. 01° 6.52' N 104° 11.22' O on Tanjung Uban Anchorage.
A new set of spare parts were provided by the owners as per class surveyor's recommendations, to the former "Betanzos", recently having been renamed "Valsim S". The repair works were still being carried out, and the vessel remained stationary in Tuzla shipyard, as of Feb 18.
According to preliminary unaudited figures, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) increased its Group revenue by 3 percent to € 1.29 billion in the 2018 financial year (previous year: € 1.25 billion). The Group’s operating result (EBIT) of € 204 million (previous year: € 173 million) represents an increase of 18 percent. The listed Port Logistics subgroup generated revenue of € 1.26 billion (previous year: € 1.22 billion) and an operating result (EBIT) of € 188 million (previous year: € 157 million, that include one-off expenses of approximately € 25 million for organisational restructuring and for the harmonisation of the existing pension schemes). In total, 7.3 million standard containers (TEU) were handled at HHLA’s container terminals in the 2018 financial year. Compared to 7.2 million TEU in the previous year, this equates to an increase of 1.9 percent. Container throughput at the three container terminals in Hamburg remained at the high level achieved in the previous year, while throughput at the international HHLA container terminals in Odessa (Ukraine) and Tallinn (Estonia) increased. Estonia’s largest terminal operator, TK Estonia, has been successfully integrated into the HHLA Group following its acquisition last year.
Global Ports Holdings (GPH) is to manage all cruise port operations in Antigua for the next 30 years after signing a concession agreement with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. As part of the contract, GPH will be responsible for running the cruise operations at the island’s main cruise port in capital St John’s, as well as ships that anchor near Falmouth Harbour.