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Container ship collided with fast ferry, Philippines
Container ship OCEAN UNITED collided with fast ferry FAST CAT M11 in the evening Oct 18 near Talisay City, south of Cebu City, Philippines. Ferry with 70 passengers on board was bound for Tubigon, Bohol, container ship arrived from Manila. 3 passengers were injured, ferry sustained hull damages in midship section area, but managed to return to Ceby City under own power. Both ships detained at Ceby for investigation.
Coastal boat with some 80 people sank in Honduras waters
Coastal boat BONITO capsized and sank off Honduras Gracias a Dios department coast, some 60 nm north of Caratasca Bar, Caribbean, early in the morning Oct 18. Different sources give different number of people on board, some 80+, 76 were rescued, 2 confirmed dead and several missing. The boat is locally registered, Reg.No. 1807794. SAR under way.
Bulk carrier troubled in Dardanelles
Bulk carrier EVER LOADING suffered engine failure while transiting Dardanelles in the evening Oct 18, en route from Egypt to Ukraine Black sea. Bulk carrier reportedly was brought to anchor in Suluca area, eastern Dardanelles. She resumed moving some hours later, according to AIS track, at a reduced speed of some 4 knots, and by 0000 UTC Oct 19 was already in Marmara sea.
Sinotrans Shipping s Privatization Delayed
Hong Kong-based shipping company Sinotrans Shipping Limited informed in a regulatory filing on Thursday, October 18, that its privatization plans have been delayed.
The reason behind the delay is the need for more time to define the details of the scheme document and proposal for the privatization by Sinotrans Shipping (Holdings) Limited. The proposal was due on October 18.
Klaveness Names Its First Next-Generation Combination Carrier
Norway-based shipowner Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) has named the first vessel in its next generation of combination carriers, the CLEANBUs. MV Baru was named at New Yangzi Shipyard in China on October 17, 2018.
Eastern Pacific Shipping Books 7 More Ultra-Large Boxships
Singapore s Eastern Pacific Shipping has been linked to an order for seven ultra large containerships at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.
The seven newbuildings, featuring 15,000 TEU each, are slated for delivery between 2019 and 2022, data from Asiasis shows.
IMO Releases Ship and Port Emission Toolkits
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued a new set of free-of-charge toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports.
As explained, the toolkits would help support countries seeking to develop and strengthen national policy and regulatory frameworks related to the prevention of air pollution and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
ENN Energy Inks Deal for LNG Bunkering Vessel
ENN Energy has signed a construction contract for an 8,500 cbm liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel with compatriot Dalian Shipbuilding Industry.
The vessel is slated for completion in 2020 and it is intended for the company s Zhejiang Zhoushan LNG import and bunkering terminal.
Shreyas Shipping calls its first coastal service at Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal
Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) today welcomed Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Ltd’s "M.V. SSL Mumbai", marking the first call of Shreyas's PIX 1 (Pan India Express 1) service at the terminal.
The 1,613 twenty-foot equivalent unit ("TEU") "M.V SSL Mumbai" operates the PIX1 service with a sister vessel on the following rotation: BMCT, Cochin, Tuticorin, Mangalore, Mundra, Hazira and BMCT on a fortnightly basis. The call at BMCT offers options for both domestic shipments and international transhipment.
BMCT's General Manager Sivakumar Kaliannan said, "We are very pleased to welcome PIX1 to Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals. Before BMCT's startup, capacity limitations at Nhava Sheva meant there were very few regular coastal service calls. With Shreyas PIX 1, domestic shippers now have the option of moving their shipments from truck to ship and can enjoy a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly transport option. We will also be working closely with Shreyas to develop transhipment options and allow carriers to increase connectivity and rationalise service calls on the West Coast."
CEO of Shreyas Shipping, Captain VK Singh stated, "Shreyas is pleased to commence its coastal service calls at BMCT in JNPT. We are targeting both EXIM and domestic trades and see these markets as having great potential which, with BMCT's new capacity, we are now able to capture. Shreyas is also playing its part in the Sagarmala initiative by promoting coastal shipping in this way."
Iran-bound cargo ship aground, Russia
General cargo ship SORMOVO 2 ran aground on 8 kilometer mark, Volga - Caspian sea Canal, at 0840 Moscow time Oct 18, MRCC Moscow said. The ship loaded with barley is en route from Astrakhan Russia to Amirabad Iran. As of 1530 Moscow time, ship s status and condition unknown, no information available. The ship was to be refloated by own means, according to owner.
Diana s Astarte to Continue Working for Glencore
Athens-based dry bulk specialist Diana Shipping has agreed to extend the present time charter contract for one of its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the M/V Astarte.
As informed, the 81,513 dwt ship will continue working for Glencore Agriculture from Rotterdam.
MSC Cruises Orders Four Ultra-Luxury Cruise Ships from Fincantieri
MSC Cruises and Fincantieri have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships for a total value in excess of EUR 2 billion (USD 2.3 billion).
The ships, the first of which will be delivered in spring 2023, will have gross tonnage of approx. 64,000 GRT and feature 500 cabins.
Tallink Inks Deal for Passenger Ferry with RMC
AS Tallink Grupp and Finnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) have signed a letter of intent to build an environmentally friendly car and passenger ferry for the scheduled service between Tallinn and Helsinki.
The ship, with a value of approximately EUR 250 million, will be built at Rauma shipyard, and will have a passenger capacity for 2,800 people.
CMA CGM, Panalpina Ink Sustainability Pact
French container shipping giant CMA CGM and Swiss ocean freight forwarder Panalpina have signed a sustainability agreement aimed at reducing their respective carbon emissions by 2025.
CMA CGM aims to reduce carbon emissions per standard container (TEU) transported by 30 percent by 2025 (baseline 2015).
Arrival of COSCO container ship heralds new era for Port of Liverpool
The arrival on the River Mersey Wednesday of a container ship from China s COSCO, could evolve into a permanent call at the owners of the Port of Liverpool.
COSCO s container vessel, MV Jork, docked in Liverpool Wednesday. Within minutes of arriving at its berth in the famous seaport, unloading commenced of mainly high value Asian goods for fast delivery into the supply chain across Britain, said port owners, Peel Ports. It will leave Liverpool with a load of exports for overseas markets.
MPA and Partners Sign Agreements for 3D Printing Facility and Applications in Maritime Sector
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, at the 6 th Global AM Summit held on 17 and 18 October 2018 at the Changi Exposition Centre.
USPA increases the capacity of its own dredging fleet: tender for procurement of a suction dredger has started
In October 2018, the Delta-Pilot branch of SE "Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority" announced a tender for the procurement of a new self-propelled dredger. The vessel is necessary for the state enterprise to increase the capacity of its own fleet and conduct operational dredging works in the seaports of Ukraine.
Ports to benefit from new US water bill
The US Port of Wilmington will be one winner under America s newly approved water infrastructure bill which could authorise more than US$6 billion to improve the nation s ports, dams, harbours and other infrastructure.
IAPH to present climate-related initiatives to IMO
With the upcoming IMO MEPC73 meeting in London next week focussing on an action plan to reduce shipping-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) will present its climate-related work to the IMO in an open session , with member ports of Los Angeles , Rotterdam and Yokohama showcasing their initiatives.
Environmental Report 2018 from ESPO Focuses On Top 10 Environmental Priorities In European Ports
ESPO presented yesterday its annual Environmental Report for 2018 at the GreenPort Congress in Valencia. The ESPO Environmental Report includes environmental performance benchmark indicators as well as the Top 10 Environmental Priorities of the European ports for 2018.