Beached at Alang 12.12.18
The "Atlantic Destiny" which had been disabled by engine problems 98 nautical miles SW of Cape Sable Island in pos. 42 01 N 66 44 W, on Apr 16, 2018, and which had been towed to port by another fishing vessel, arrived at Shelburne on Dec 10.
Dubai cruise port has revealed it is on track to welcome one million cruise passengers by 2020. In the same year, the cruise port will see the opening of Dubai Harbour -- a brand-new waterfront facility featuring two cruise terminals that will accommodate up to three cruise ships at any one time -- taking Dubai's cruise ship capacity to eight. The new development is expected to accommodate up to 1.2 million cruise passengers annually. Dubai is already set for a record cruise season this year, with a 152 cruise calls planned -- a 37 percent increase year on year. https://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/news/news.cfm?ID=8984
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) is putting in stringent security measures to close all avenues used by persons who want to use the country’s sea ports to stowaway to Western countries. Security operatives at the Tema Port say stowaway is the major challenge faced by the GPHA as ‘one or two’ persons have been caught engaging in it this year. Mr Stevens Siaka-Anane, Deputy Harbour Master in-charge of operations, disclosed this on Thursday during the Second Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport-Ghana (CILT) Continuous Professional Development Programme at Tema.
The "Priamos" finished its repair which was started at the Gdanska Stocznia Remontowa in Gdansk on Oct 2 on Dec 9 at 7 p.m. and headed to Gdynia, where she arrived at 10.20 p.m. and was loaded again, bound to Hambug on Dec 10, ETA Dec 12, 2 p.m.
The "AK Pioneer" suffered a technical failure at Gemlik on Nov 21, 2018. The departure permission was cancelled by Harbour Master until the completion of permanent repairs. The ship sailed on Dec 7 and moored at Istanbul anchorage on Dec 8.
Three Asian groups are interested in acquiring two container terminals up for sale by Brazilian private port operator Wilson Sons, Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported. Singapore’s PSA, China’s Hutchison Port Holding and China Merchant Port Holdings have delivered non-binding proposals for terminals in Salvador, in the northeastern state of Bahia, and Rio Grande, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, the paper said, without disclosing its source. Binding proposals for the terminals should be delivered as soon as year-end, the paper said. The potential bidders did not immediately comment.
Modification 3 of the Municipal Port Police Regulation, the Port Instructions and related forms come into force on the 12th of November 2018. The port and the social context in which it operates are in a constant state of flux. It is therefore essential for the Police Regulation to take account of the changing situation and requirements. In modification 3 of the Port Police Regulation various articles were modified, and various new provisions were added.
In the evening of Dec 11 the "Aidanova" left Eemshaven and was finally handed over to Aidacruises in Bremerhaven on Dec 12. The first guests are to board the ship on Dec 19 on Tenerife for its initial cruise around the Canary Islands.
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China has clinched a multi-billion-dollar deal to build a port at a strategic town along the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Myanmar, its third project in India’s neighbourhood after Sri Lanka and Pakistan. China and Myanmar signed an agreement to build the deep sea port project in Kyaukpyu town after negotiations dragged for years due to financing and other issues, state-run Global Times reported on Friday. China is also developing deepwater strategic Gwadar port in Pakistan in the Arabian Sea which faces the Mumbai coast. It has also acquired Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port on debt swap in the Indian Ocean.
The UK’s Port of Southampton has embarked on a £12 million (US$15.7 million) project to significantly increase capacity at its Ocean Cruise Terminal so it can handle larger ships and a greater volume of cruise traffic. Port operator ABP Southampton will work with UK-based construction firm Graham to renovate both the terminal building and the quayside, aiming to have work completed ahead of the arrival of P&O Cruises’ first-ever LNG-powered ship Iona in summer 2020. The 5,200-guest vessel will homeport at Southampton and will be joined by a yet-to-be-named sister ship in 2022. Graham will make several major modifications to improve passenger flow in the terminal building.