Beached at Chittagong 18.04.19
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 17.04.19
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has drawn up plans to replicate its success at Mundra port in terms of cargo handling, at the Kattupalli port as well. On an average, Mundra port had handled over 100 million tonnes of cargo for three years in a row since 2016. “Our vision is to have 30 berths at Adani Kattupalli port to handle all types of commodities including coal, liquefied natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas, including chemicals,” said Ennarasu Karunesan, CEO — Southern Ports, APSEZ. APSEZ acquired Kattupalli port from L&T in June 2018 and renamed it as Adani Kattupalli Port Pvt. Ltd (AKPPL). It has capacity to handle nearly 25 million tonnes of cargo, which is to be enhanced soon. Currently, the port has two berths that handle containers, bulk and break-bulk cargoes, and automotive vehicles. A third berth is under construction.
According to a VCTPL official, the project construction will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by March 2021. The project is being taken up on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer basis duly enhancing the capacity of the existing container terminal to meet the growing business needs. Source: Indian Express
The "Isle of Lewis" returned to service on April 17 after had been blocking relief services from getting in or out of Castlebay pier. People travelling between Barra and the mainland had faced an alternative route via Eriskay and then on to Lochboisdale. A technical failure of the bow thruster engine exhaust system connection to the hull, combined with extremely adverse weather hampering our repair efforts, had caused significant disruption in the southern Outer Hebrides over the past few days.
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 16.04.19
The economic importance of nautical tourism for Schleswig-Holstein is continuing to increase. More than 2.2 million passengers are expected in the port of Kiel alone this year, forecasting record numbers like 600,000 cruise passengers and 1.6 million ferry travellers, the company said in its release. Last year, passengers generated a turnover of about 68 million Euros in Kiel. The consumer spending of the port's ferry passengers amounts to more than 53 million Euros. These are complemented by another 15 million Euros spent by cruise passengers and the crews. Out of the total amount, 10 million Euros were spent by passengers for hotel accommodation in Schleswig-Holstein directly before or after their cruise. In 2018, Kiel was visited on 169 separate occasions (143 in 2017) by 34 different cruise ships with a total gross tonnage of more than 11.5 million - an increase of 15.3 % over the previous year. 598,000 cruise passengers boarded or left a cruise ship at the different terminals, an increase of 16.5 %. To date 179 visits to Kiel by 33 different cruise ships have been registered.
Port Waratah Coal Services’ two terminals at Newcastle port in the eastern Australian state of New South Wales had 13 ships waiting offshore on Sunday, down from 17 ships a week earlier, the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator said in its weekly report Monday. The queue was expected to comprise less than five ships at the end of March, HVCCC said. A total of 2.2 million mt of coal was shipped out of the PWCS terminals in the week to Sunday, up 111,000 mt from the week before.
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 18.04.19
The "Momentum Scan" was seized in Houston after an alleged default. A Park Avenau investment company alleged the operator Forest Wave stiffed it on ship mortgage payments and paying back cash advanced to pay its crew. The ship was moored in the Buffalo Bayou in the turning basin off Houston in pos. 29° 45.10' N 095° 17.33' W since April 12. It had sailed from Paramaribo on April 4.
India Global Ports Limited (IGPL) is committed to investing up to $500m to develop Chabahar Port in southern Iran as part of series of projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars, a senior official said. Alireza Jahan, the representative of the Iranian partner of IGPL, said the investments will be made over the next 10 years to equip the port of Chabahar with special loading and unloading harbor facilities. IGPL has been tasked with administering and running the terminal of the first phase of ‘Beheshti harbor’ at Chabahar Port. IGPL also officially is in charge of navigation in the port of Chabahar from January with $85 million investment.
In the first quarter of 2019, Turkey-based YILPORT HOLDING, the 12th biggest global container terminal and port operator, ordered four high-performance Model 8 mobile harbor cranes for two terminals in Latin America. Two of the large Konecranes Gottwald cranes will begin operation in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, in mid-2019, followed by two cranes in Puerto Bolivar, Ecuador, just two months later.