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With further development to its existing solid European products, Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced the launch of a new direct service, the Indian Ocean Service 3 (IO3), which covers South East India, Mediterranean, and North Europe. The new product will offer new port coverage and boost reliability to a wider range of direct port call options to ONE’s valued customers. It will also further expand ONE’s already comprehensive service offerings and allow its clients to enjoy greater choice while bringing efficiency and additional values to the supply chain. The first sailing of the loop is now expected to start from 26th October 2019. IO3: Indian Ocean Service 3 Rotation: Visakhapatnam – Krishnapatnam – Chennai – Tuticorin – Colombo – Cochin – Damietta – Piraeus – Rotterdam – London Gateway – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Damietta – Jeddah – Colombo – Visakhapatnam (Fixed day weekly service, 63-day rotation)
APM Terminals has become the first Peruvian port to introduce a customer platform that logs, streamlines and coordinate General Cargo operations in the port of Callao. During the pilot phase, the platform, which was developed together with maritime and customs agents, enabled users to complete transactions 67% faster and operations were completed 12% faster. APM Terminals Callao invested nearly USD 1 million in the implementation of MOST, a new state-of-the-art platform that can be used by maritime agents, customs agencies and carriers, among others. MOST can be used to register cargo and view real-time information, make online payments and generate authorizations for the loading and unloading of all types of General Cargo, from anywhere, anytime. The platform is a clear milestone in the efficient management of port logistics using world-class technology.
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The death toll in the fire aboard the "Coastal Jaguar" has risen to three, with two others succumbing to their injuries on Aug 19. The two who died undergoing treatment have been identified as Tasarapu Bharadwaj (23) of Visakhapatnam and Ansar Ulhak (39) of Kolkata. While Bharadwaj suffered 90% burns, Ansar had 65% burns and both were on ventilator in the ICU (intensive care unit) at Mycure Hospital since Aug 18 when Juvin Joshi (24) of Ernakulam, Kerala, who suffered 45% burns was shifted to Mumbai for further treatment. After the fire 27 of the 29 crew members were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard and officials of the Visakhapatnam Port Trust. While the body of Ashish Kumar, a native of Rajasthan, was found by the Coast Guard on the day of the accident, another crew member, Vicky Chowhan was still missing, and the search was continued. Of the 27 rescued, 15 were admitted to the My Cure Hospital and and five were discharged on the same day after basic treatment. The remaining 10 who suffered burns ranging from 30 to 90%. A team has been formed to inquire into the fire accident aboard the vessel and a casualty investigation report will be produced shortly.
ICTSI subsidiary ICTSI Americas BV has acquired 100% of the shares of Libra Terminal Rio S.A. (Libra Rio) to run the Terminal de Contêineres 1 (T1Rio) container terminal in the Port of Rio, Brazil. Libra Rio holds the concession rights to operate, manage and develop T1Rio and was acquired by ICTSI from Boreal Empreendimentos e Participações SA. The deal to take over the port container terminal concession was disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange, reported Manila Standard. ICTSI said: “The parties will work to sign a share purchase agreement in due course.” Concession until 2048
Two and a half years after taking over the operations of the Multi-Purpose and the New Cruise Terminals at the Limassol port, DP World Limassol on Wednesday presented the upgrades and investments in infrastructure and equipment. The company said that it had acquired brand-new equipment in January 2019 as part of an ongoing upgrade of the Limassol port infrastructure. The new machinery was put into operation in March 2019, following intensive training of staff and has contributed to speeding up operations at the Multi-purpose port terminal. More specifically, the new equipment includes: A new, high-tech LHM 420 mobile harbour crane, with maximum lifting capacity of 144 tons and radius of 54 metres enhancing the efficient handling and transportation of bulk cargo, general cargo, containers, oil and gas.
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The master of the "Open Arms" which still had 98 migrants aboard declined to leave Italian waters on Aug 19, saying that its resources were exhausted and suggesting that Italy's Coast Guard should take the migrants to Spain. The ship has been stranded at sea for 18 days. The Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said Italy was ready to take all the migrants to a Spanish port, though it was not immediately clear if the offer was conditional. Spain should first take a step forward and immediately remove its flag from the charity ship, Toninelli said.
The 300-hectare shipyard of Hanjin Philippines may be taken over by several shipping companies that would transform it into a major global port, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said in a chance interview recently. He said the shipyard could be a sprawling multipurpose mixed-use port facility that would be jointly operated by several players. This, he said, is one of the proposals received by Hanjin creditors for the development of the shipyard after Hanjin Philippines declared bankruptcy early this year. “It’s a good masterplan that has been proposed and it is targeted to be implemented this year,” Lopez said. He declined to name the companies but hinted that these include foreign players. Another source said creditors are in negotiations with an American and a Japanese company. Officially, Hanjin has fully shut down just this month, ending the last of its remaining maintenance operations, sources said. As of this writing, the creditors have not made any official announcement yet regarding the final plans for the shipyard.
The Alcantara container terminal in Lisbon announced this week plans to invest 122 million euros (137.4 million U.S. dollars) by 2038 to modernize and streamline the operational activity of its port infrastructure.