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India: Kamarajar Port handles the largest vessel in all of East Coast
Kamarajar Port Limited (KPL) created history on 11 November 2020 when it handled the largest transshipment vessel that has ever called on any East Coast Port.
M.V.MSC Faith having 14,336 TEUs capacity berthed at its Container Terminal with Tembe Port (Ghana), being its last Port of call.
India: Govt to focus on creating port grid, says Mandaviya.
Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said the government will focus on creating a port grid in the country besides development of waterways and coastal shipping.
Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Mandaviya said that 1,400 kilometres of waterways have been fully developed and an additional 1,000 kilometres of waterways are being developed on a priority basis.
Seafarers, Heroes Of The Pandemic As Shipping Plays Vital Role In Crisis.
The global shipping industry has played a vital role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand for its services has limited the annual decline in maritime trade volumes to around 4.1 per cent in 2020, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in its annual report on the shipping industry on Thursday.
Crew change requirements -Singapore issues revised circular.
The Singapore Maritime Port Authority issued revised crew change requirements on 9 November in the form of PMA circular 42. BIMCO gives a short summary of these requirements.
The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) issued port marine circular 42 revising their crew change requirements as of 9 November 2020.
General cargo ship on fire, crew evacuated, Greece
Fire erupted in living quarters of general cargo ship OSCAR I in the afternoon Nov 11, and reportedly, spread further in superstructure, when she was ballasting in Greek waters near Elafonisos islet, southernmost Peloponnese peninsula, en route from Libya to Badalan Turkey. Greek Navy boat, tug and fire boat responded to emergency, 14 crew were evacuated, all are safe.
Panamax bulk carrier grounding, Spain
Bulk carrier CAPTAINJ NEOFOTISTOS loaded with grain at around midday Nov 11 ran aground while entering Huelva Channel, Spain, on arrival from Brazil. Port tugs swiftly responded, the ship was refloated in a short time, probably less than an hour, taken to port and berthed. No news on damages. Reportedly, mechanical failure caused the ship to stray off fairway.
CMA CGM Tenere carries out the first LNG bunkering.
Rotterdam h Rotterdam hosted CMA CGM s Tenere, as it carried out the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering of its 15,000 TEU vessel.
Tenere is a part of CMA CGM s LNG fleet, which also consists of 5 other vessels.
LNG is delivered by Total with the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, the GAS AGILITY. osted CMA CGM s Tenere, as it carried out the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering of its 15,000 TEU vessel.