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632 days ago by arnekiel

Chilean logistics company SAAM buys into Costa Rican port
Chilean logistics company SAAM, has signed an agreement to acquire from the company Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura (SPBRUN), which controls two concessions at Puerto Caldera, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. SAAM is paying $48.5m for a 51% stake in Sociedad Portuaria de Caldera (SPC) and of Sociedad Portuaria Granelera de Caldera (SPGC). www.seatrade-mari...

632 days ago by arnekiel

Abu Dhabi awards new container shipping terminal to China’s Cosco
Abu Dhabi Ports has awarded China’s Cosco Shipping a 35-year concession to build and operate a new container terminal at Khalifa Port, the chief executive of the Abu Dhabi company told Reuters on Wednesday. The terminal is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2018, Mohamed Juma al-Shamisi said. It will have a capacity of 2.4 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs), with an option to increase that to 3.5 million TEUs, Shamisi added without giving a value for the investment. Abu Dhabi Ports is an Abu Dhabi government-owned company that runs Khalifa Port and the Khalifa Industrial Zone. Source: Reuters

632 days ago by arnekiel

Sri Lanka attracts major container ship MSC Maya to Colombo
Sri Lanka’s Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) attracted one of the largest container ships in the world ‘MSC Maya’ with a capacity of 19,224 TEUS to the Colombo Port recently. Switzerland-owned Mediterranean Shipping Company’s MSC Maya made Colombo’s maiden call on 16th September 2016, replacing a smaller vessel owned by MSC. CICT said it had secured a commitment for a scheduled service by the Panama registered MSC Maya, the largest containership to ever berth in Colombo. The vessel called on Colombo as part of the Swan service operating on a port rotation of Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Suez, Colombo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Xingang, Quingdao, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen-Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Algeciras and Felixstowe.

633 days ago by Timsen

Fire on cruise ship newbuilding
I the morning of Sep 28, 2016, a fire broke out on the cruise ship newbuilding "Norwegian Joy", 167800 gt (IMO-No.: 9703796), in the building hall II at the Meyer Yard in Papenburg. The fire in a manifold caused a lot of smoke. Immediately after the fire alarm was the firefighters of the shipyard were on scene and able to extinguish the fire within a short time. The 45-meter-wide goal of the building dock was opened for ventilation. The staff had left the affected production areas of the yard, and work has been temporarily suspended. Damage was around 50000 Euro. The ship is to be delivered as the second ship of the Breakaway Plus class in the spring of 2017 to the Norwegian Cruise Line.

634 days ago by arnekiel

Newcastle to get cruise ship terminal
NSW's second major cruise ship terminal will be built in the Port of Newcastle. The $12.7 million multi-purpose terminal will be 3000 square metres and similar in scale to Sydney's White Bay Terminal. The Hunter region will be able to grab a bigger slice of the growing cruise ship industry once the facility is built, Premier Mike Baird said on Tuesday. "This project secures the future of cruise shipping in Newcastle and gives the city and the region the opportunity to compete for the growing east coast tourism trade," he said. Local tourism officials have been lobbying the state government for years for a permanent facility to be built to replace the temporary marquee. www.news.com.au/n...

634 days ago by arnekiel

Shore crane catches fire at coal terminal in Brazil
A stevedore in Brazil has had a lucky escape after the quayside crane he was operating during the discharge of coal from the dry bulker Nord Trust burst into flames, Wilhelmsen Ships Service reports. Fellow stevedores rushed to the aid of the operator who was rescued unharmed following the incident around 0630 on Sunday (Brazil time) at the Port of Itaqui in São Luís in the northern state of Maranhão. Report with pictures at www.seatrade-mari...

634 days ago by arnekiel

Murmansk Seaport puts into operation four new portal cranes and several loaders
Murmansk Commercial seaport PJSC says four new portal cranes, several state-of-the-art loaders and other equipment has been put into operation from the beginning of 2016 under the company’s technical upgrading programme. Two Aist cranes were placed at the berths of cargo district No 1. Their boom reach is 0 to 32 m, cargo capacity – 18 t in grab mode and up to 32 t in hook mode. Two Vityaz cranes have a boom reach of 0 to 40 m and can lift 32 t in grab mode and up to 100 t in hook mode. Both types of cranes were designed by Saint-Petersburg based company SMM CJSC. en.portnews.ru/ne...

634 days ago by arnekiel

Tamil Nadu's automakers take sea route to ferry cars
For companies like Hyundai, Ford, Renault-Nissan, move is a supply chain breakthrough Chennai's automotive industry and ports are getting linked like never before. Automakers Hyundai, Ford and the Renault-Nissan alliance running their factories off Chennai have begun using the sea route for transporting their cars within the country to diversify car distribution operations that are overly dependent on road transport. On Saturday, as many as 1,600 finished cars were load .. Read more at: economictimes.ind...

635 days ago by arnekiel

Log loading nears capacity
Logging exports from Dunedin during the past weeks have been "heavy", with trucks, marshalling yards and ship-loading operations approaching capacity at Dunedin and Port Chalmers. Two vessels, the Himawari K in Dunedin’s upper harbour and African Alke at Port Chalmers, on its maiden visit, were in Dunedin for much of last week, loading more than 55,000 tonnes of logs for export, mainly for delivery to China and other Asian destinations, including Korea and a small number to India. The Himawari K was understood to have departed with about 37,000 tonnes of logs, having left the upper harbour to be "topped up" from Port Chalmers, while the African Alke was loaded at Port Chalmers with about 19,000 tonnes. Port Otago commercial manager Peter Brown said having two to three vessels in at any one time was not unusual now, but log operations around yards had been "very heavy" during the past week. https://www.odt.co.nz/bus...

635 days ago by arnekiel

Kochi Port to receive first car carrier today
Car carrier ship MV Dresden will be arriving at the Cochin Port on Monday. Dresden is the first car carrying ship to conduct service between ports in India. The car carrier has the circuit of Ennore-Cochin-Kandla-Cochin-Ennore, connecting the automobile production hubs in Tamil Nadu in the East coast and Gujarat and Haryana in the West coast. The ship, which has 13 decks and the capacity to carry 4,300 cars, will be landing 500 cars in Kochi. Chennai- based SICAL Logistics, a leading player in bulk operations in many ports, is the operator of the car carrier. Car Carriers, which are Roll-on-Roll-off (Ro-Ro) ships, are highly productive, with the facility to drive in and drive out automobiles. The operator will be carrying vehicles of Renault, Ford, Hyundai and Toyota from Tamil Nadu, and those of Honda and Ford from Gujarat. Cochin Port has identified the Q7 berth at the Ernakulam Wharf for handling the ship. The prospect of Cochin Port in attracting coastal movement of cars gain significance in the wake of Kerala being a major consumer centre of cars. Currently, movement of automobiles for internal consumption in India is dominated by huge car carrier trucks plying on congested roads, and Kerala is no exception.

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