Ariston Shipping have committed their Handymax “Blue Balance” 46/1998 Tsuneishi, Japan with DD 02/2021 to Chinese buyers at a price of USD 4,8 mill.
On June 5, 2019 at 2:10 p.m., the maritime prefecture of the Channel and the North Sea was informed by the CROSS Jobourg that an English passenger of 80 years aboard the "Vasco da Gama" suffered a malaise while the ship was 60 miles northwest of Cherbourg in the Casquets Traffic Separation Scheme. The CROSS immediately communicated with the Toulouse Medical Center and the Maritime Medical Coordination Seamen which recommended the evacuation of the passenger as soon as possible. The CROSS deployed a Cayman helicopter stationed aboard themulti-mission frigate"Bretagne" off Cherbourg. The passenger and her spouse were hoisted on board the helicopter and transferred to the hospital Jacques Monod du Havre, where they were taken care of at 5:50 p.m. by the medical teams of the SAMU.
Poland is to build a short canal so that ships leaving from one of its ports will no longer need to transit Russian waters. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice, said this week the 1 km long canal cutting through the Vistula lagoon in the northeast of the country to the Baltic Sea will show Poland’s neighbours, the Russians, that “the days they dictated to us are over”. Currently ships leaving the lagoon from the port of Elblag must pass through Russian waters to get to the open sea. Russia has already complained to the European Commission about the canal, saying its construction threatens the ecology of the lagoon.
Liebherr, a lifting solutions provider, has delivered seven new reachstackers to Durban Port in South Africa, where they have already been put into operation as of March 2018. The assembly of the machines took place at the port after they arrived from a manufacturing site in Sunderland, UK. Liebherr have designed the machines to withstand harsh conditions. Nene Thubelihle, Regional Supply Chain Manager for terminal operator Transnet SOC Ltd, said: “The decisive factor for the purchase of a Liebherr machine was to find a reachstacker that could withstand the difficult maritime environmental conditions such as dust and salt that prevail in the Port of Durban and defy them permanently.
Triton Navigation have sold their Supramax “Triton Valk” 56/2009 Mitsui Chiba Ichihara, Japan with DD 01/2022 to Greek buyers at levels USD 13,1 mill.
The "Mody M." which was to discharge about 6.000 tons of cement, has been detained at the Industrial Port Chemical Termnal Trieste on June 2, 2019, coming from Mersin, after a Port State Control inspection. The inspection revealed poor hygiene conditions, scarce maintenance and exploitation of personnel. A skeleton crew was obliged to work excessive hours and with inadequate working conditions. The crew and cargo areas were found filthy, with insects and other issues, which have resulted in 22 deficiencies being raised by the PSC inspectors. A fine has been imposed against the master and the ship's owners. The ship will not be allowed to sail, until it has remedied all safety standards.
Port of Marseille Fos and Monaco Marine seal partnership to create a mega yacht maintenance and refit centre in Marseille On Thursday 20 September 2018, the Port of Marseille Fos and Monaco Marine Marseille officially signed their partnership to create a mega yacht maintenance and refit centre in the Mirabeau harbour sector of the Port of Marseille Fos, the company said in its press release. For a period of 50 years the Port has granted an area of 55,000 m2 dedicated to marine pleasure craft repair to the company Monaco Marine, which specializes in yacht maintenance and refit between Monaco and Marseille. The Port of Marseille Fos launched a call for projects at the beginning of 2018 with the aim of attracting proposals and initiating a general industrial project in the area of the Port known as the Mirabeau harbour. At the end of the process, having presented an ambitious project for a maintenance and renovation centre dedicated to very large 90 to 133 meter yachts, the company Monaco Marine was selected.
The Port of Gävle, a Swedish port operated by Yilport, has agreed a contract with CYES Maritime Works to double in size the largest container terminal on Sweden’s east coast. Gävle handled a record number of containers in 2017, and has experienced a positive development of containerized transports over the last 10 years. The expanded terminal, which will have a boosted capacity of 600,000 TEU, is expected to be operational by the end of 2019, allowing the Port of Gävle to meet increased levels of demand.
GRM Shipping are on subs for selling their Kamsarmax “GRM Princess” 82/2011 Tsuneishi Zhoushan, China with DD 12/2019 for USD high 17 mill.
The Malaysian flagged barge "Sinar Jaya 2912", while being towed by the "Asia Jaya 28", was boarded by an unknown number of perpetrators on May 30, 2019, at 10.30 p.m. in position 01 13 25 N, 103 32 45 E, in the westbound lane of the Singapore Strait. They stole several tools from the barge and escaped in a small craft. The master of the tug reported the incident to the Singapore authorities.
ZIM and MSC announce a new cooperation, offering a fast and reliable connection between the sub-continent and the Mediterranean, as follows: ZII – ZIM India Israel Service with the following rotation: Nhava Sheva - Mundra - Haifa (west bound only) ZIE – ZIM India East Med Express with the following rotation: Mundra - Nhava Sheva – Colombo - Port Said West – Mersin – Piraeus- Istanbul – Mersin – Iskenderun– Mundra This new alignment is a major enhancement for ZIM customers on the trade, benefiting from a wide range of direct calls and improved transit time along with ZIMs renowned personal dedicated customer service.
Cargo handling specialist Kalmar has agreed to supply 12 hybrid straddle carriers to DP World Southampton in the UK. Southampton is often the first or last call for container ships serving trade routes between Northern Europe and the Far East, and will implement the new equipment at its container terminal. With an expected delivery date of Q2 of 2019, the order, which includes operator training and six months of on-site maintenance support, fulfils the aims of DP World’s sustainability programme by using natural resources responsibly.