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Broken up Alang 05.01.2019
A dockworker died on May 15 morning and another suffered severe injuries in an accident involving a top loader container handler at Pier 300 in the Port of Los Angeles. “My heart goes out to the families of the victims of this tragic accident and to all the brothers and sisters of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union,” said Port of Los Angeles executive director Gene Seroka. “It’s particularly tragic that this accident occurred on the day of the ILWU’s annual ‘First Blood’ event, which honours those who have lost their lives working on the waterfront.” Rachel Campbell, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Port Police, said the top loader was “faulty”. Investigations into the accident continue.
China’s Zhuhai Port has announced a plan to issue 140m new shares to a group of specific investors to raise around RMB1bn ($145m). The proceeds from the share issue will be mostly used to support Zhuhai Port Shipping’s fleet expansion program which includes the acquisition of forty 3,500 dwt multipurpose cargo vessels, three 12,000 dwt bulkers, four 22,500 dwt bulkers, two 45,000 dwt bulkers and six tugboats. The remainder of the funds will be used for port facility upgrade. The vessels will be used for Zhuhai Port’s river-ocean shipping services.
arrived Alang Anchorage 15.06.19
The crew of the "Front Altair "has been held by the Iranians for nearly 48 hours after they were initally rescued by the "Hyunday Dubai". Iranian gunboats quickly surrounded the ship and demanded the crew be turned over. The captain ultimately relented and ordered his crew to surrender. They were now being held in the southern port town of Bandar-e-Jask. In morning of June 15 the crew was allowed to leave Iran and have now arrived in Dubai.
The port of Kiel’s first shore-based power supply plant for shipping was officially inaugurated at the Norwegenkai on May 9, 2019. The facility was declared open jointly by the Minister-President of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther, the German Federal Government’s Coordinator for the Maritime Industry, Norbert Brackmann, and the Lord Mayor of Kiel Dr Ulf Kämpfer along with Dr Dirk Claus, the Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) and Trond Kleivdal, Board Chairman of the Color Line. With immediate effect, the Color Line’s big cruise-ferries can now be supplied with emission-free electric power from on shore. The building contractor for the shore-based power plant, which was built by Siemens, is the Port of Kiel. Investment in the plant totalled €1.2 million, of which €400,000 was funded by the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The Siemens on-shore power plant at the Norwegenkai is specifically tailored to the needs of shipping companies and the port. It has a maximum connection capacity of 4.5 Magawatts (MW) at 10 Kilovolt (KV) and a mains frequency of 50 Hertz.
(Reuters) – U.S. energy company Sempra Energy said on Tuesday the first liquefaction train at its $10 billion Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Louisiana started producing LNG. Cameron is the fourth big LNG export facility to enter service in the Lower 48 U.S. states, keeping the United States on track to become the third biggest LNG exporter in the world in 2019, behind Qatar and Australia.
arrived Alang Anchorage 15.06.19
The "Samnøy" suffered a technical problem on June 14, 2019, at 8.30 a.m. and had to be withdrawn by the operator Torghatten Nord from the Sandvikvåg-Halhjem route. The departures from Halhjem at 11.50 a.m. and Sandvikvåg at 12.40 p.m. were canceled as well as the departures at 1.30 p.m. from Halhjem and at 2.20 p.m. from Sandvikvåg. The ferry berthed in Halhjem for troubleshooting.
Shanghai Shipping Maritime Technology, a subsidiary of Cosco Shipping, has inaugurated a new ship repair yard in Zhoushan. The new yard, located on Liuhengdao of Zhoushan, will be an addition to Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry’s existing ship repair business in Dalian, Nantong, Zhoushan and Guangzhou. The yard is expected to serve the growing demand for drydocking, especially due to upcoming IMO sulphur and BWTS regulations.
(Reuters) – The Houston Ship Channel was reopened with restrictions to shipping on Sunday as emergency officials worked to clear the channel following a collision between a tanker and two barges containing gasoline. About 9,000 gallons of gasoline spilled into the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas, following a collision on Friday between Genesis River, a 755-foot (230-m) tanker, and a Kirby Inland Marine tug boat towing two barges, each containing about 25,000 gallons of gasoline