Goa’s Mormugao port might shut down if losses mount
Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari yesterday said that the continued losses at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) might result in its shutdown. The MPT, located in the state’s Vasco town, is facing a crisis as handling of coal has stopped due to protests and the banning of iron ore extraction has affected ore cargo as well. “The port (Mormugao Port Trust) has run into losses this year. During the current financial year there is a loss of Rs 25 crore. Now you have to decide whether to run the port or not,” Gadkari told a gathering in Vasco town.
Giant New Ship-to-Shore Crane Begins Work at Port of Savannah
The first of Georgia Ports Authority’s four new Neo-Panamax cranes came online this week (March 20,2018) at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal. The addition of the cranes brings GPA’s operating fleet to 27, more than any other single terminal in the nation. “Georgia’s ports are dedicated to staying a step ahead of market demand,”
Antwerp to host christening ceremony for Hapag-Lloyd newbuild in 2019
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is to name its new expedition vessel Hanseatic Inspiration in Antwerp on 13 October 2019. Hanseatic Inspiration’s christening will mark the first time the Belgian port city has hosted an official naming ceremony for an ocean cruise ship. “Hanseatic Inspiration will be the first ocean-going cruise ship to be christened in the city of Antwerp,” said Koen Kennis, deputy mayor of Antwerp. “That is something very special. On behalf of the city of Antwerp, I would like to thank Hapag-Lloyd Cruises for the years of trust and confidence that the company has shown in the city.” Following her naming ceremony, Hanseatic Inspiration will embark on a 15-day maiden voyage from Antwerp to Tenerife