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Container terminals managed by DP World Australia are set for delays and increased turnaround times as stevedores with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) prepare to strike. Workers at DP World Brisbane, DP World Fremantle, DP World Melbourne and DP World Sydney have been granted approval from the Fair Work Commission to hold a ballot allowing protected strike action after DP World said it would cancel a union-backed income protection scheme. “Wharfies working at container terminals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle are outraged after management at DP World Australia — the largest stevedore in the country — moved to strip them of income protection insurance unless they accepted the company’s demands,” stated the MUA.
The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Friday suspended all coking coal handling operations at Mormugao Port Trust owing to “deteriorating air quality” in Vasco in South Goa. The order impacts South West Port Limited, a subsidiary of Jindal Steel and Adani, which imports coking coal at the port and transports it to its steel plants in north Karnataka. The order said that the operations had been suspended as heavy winds were carrying soot into residential areas.
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 08.01.20
Beached at Alang 07.01.20
The new Rio-class container vessels visiting Port Chalmers weekly are causing sleepless nights for some residents, because of large, noisy generators aboard the bigger ships. The issue has prompted the port company to begin noise assessments at its various wharves and look for ways to mitigate the problem.
APM Terminals holds the concession to operate the Free Port of Monrovia for 25 years. Vessels coming to Liberia can now berth at the Freeport of Monrovia any time of the day and this has eliminated vessel waiting time and has improved efficiency and reduced logistics cost, APM Terminals Liberia announced on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. According to an official release, the company has commenced the berthing of vessels 24-hour a day at the Freeport of Monrovia. “Until now, the berthing, mooring, pilotage, and towage of vessels at the Freeport of Monrovia was restricted to only day-time operations between 8am-6pm,” the release said.
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A Maltese appeals court has overturned the conviction of a German captain of the 'Lifeline' that rescues migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on Jan 7, 2020, declaring there was no criminal intent when he entered Maltese waters without proper registration. Claus Peter Reisch had been found guilty in May 2019 of not having his ship registration in order and with entering Maltese waters without a permit. The Court of Criminal Appeal ruled that Reisch didn't have the specific intent to break the law. The court overturned the original judgment and revoked the 10,000 Euro fine. The 'Lifeline'had been carrying 234 migrants in June 2018 when it entered Maltese waters. The rescue had caused an international dispute as European countries dithered over what to do with the would-be refugees. Eventually the vessel was allowed to dock in Malta and the migrants were distributed among EU states. The ship was impounded, and Mission Lifeline spokesman Axel Steier said that now that the case is over, the aid group can get it back. Mission Lifeline has acquired a new vessel that is being outfitted in Germany and plans to resume its rescues in spring. The group can no longer use the original ship because no country will offer its flag under acceptable conditions.
DP World has recently launched a new water distribution centre increasing water supplies in Somaliland’s Berbera by 60 percent. The US$1 million project started in 2018 and includes four water wells, two shallow pools, two water troughs, a concrete reservoir tank and seven kilometre pipeline connected to the main water supply.
Feb 18 (Reuters) – A Spanish warship tried to order commercial shipping to leave anchorages in British waters near Gibraltar but was challenged by the British navy and sailed away, Gibraltar said, the latest example of tension over the strategic port as Brexit approaches. The Spanish ship tried to order ships to leave their anchorages on the eastern side of the Rock, but the ships stayed in position, Gibraltar’s authorities said. After being challenged by the British navy, the Spanish warship then sailed slowly along the coast with its weapons uncovered and manned. Spanish authorities did not immediately comment on the issue.