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India: JNPT cargo traffic rises nearly 10 pc in Jan
Premier container port JNPT on Friday reported nearly 10 per cent growth in total cargo traffic to 6.50 million tonnes in January.
The total traffic handled at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in January 2020 was 5.91 million tonnes, the state-owned port operator said in a release.
Bulk carrier detained at Antwerps Liberation Dock highlights continued crew change difficulties
The plight of the crew onboard the Anhui bulk carrier highlights both the ongoing crew change crisis and subsequent supply chain kinks.
The ship was detained in Antwerp late last month, ironically at the Liberation Dock, after it was found some of the all Vietnamese crew serving onboard had been working for up to 21 months non-stop. All crew had worked well beyond their contracts.
Oil tanker engineer sues Alpha Petroleum Trading, seafarers union over owe wages
Dominican Republic national Luis Antonio Corniel has filed a US$30,000 lawsuit against Alpha Petroleum Trading Inc., and the Guyana Seafarers and General Workers Union (GS&GWU) for what he says are salaries owed to him for almost half a year and other entitlements.
Seafarers say overloaded MIQ system treats them unfairly
Seafarers are finding they are caught in a snag when it comes to booking space in the managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) facilities and want change.
They are subject to the Managed Isolation Allocation System like the vast majority of people coming across New Zealand s borders. Its is currently booked up until June.
Pirates Board Product Tanker off Cameroon
On Saturday night, the product tanker Sea Phantom was boarded by pirates about 115 nm off the coast of Cameroon in the Gulf of Guinea.
According to Dryad Global, she was making about 13 knots on an easterly course, then took evasive maneuvers. She is currently adrift. Security agency Ambrey put the vessels position closer to Equatorial Guinea, about 90 nm offshore and reported that there were eight attackers.
Boat With 422 Migrants, Some With COVID-19, Heads To Sicily
A rescue ship with 422 migrants aboard, a small number of whom tested positive for COVID-19, was headed to a port in Sicily on Sunday.
SOS Mediterranee, the humanitarian group which operates the rescue ship Ocean Viking, told The Associated Press that Italy had granted the vessel permission to enter the port of Augusta, where it was expected to arrive Sunday evening, just as as rain and strong winds were forecast.
Dockworkers at Nations Busiest Port Complex May Get Better Vaccine Access
Dockworkers at the busiest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia may soon have better access to coronavirus vaccines, as officials on the West Coast battle congestion blamed on shortages of labor and equipment needed to handle a record influx of cargo.
"State officials here are concerned and are trying to make sure that we get distribution to the port complex," Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach in California, said in an interview Friday. "I think it could happen in days."
India: "Kamarajar Port Has The Potential To Be An Eastern Gateway Of The Country"
The Kamarajar port at Ennore in North Chennai has the potential to be an eastern gateway of the country, said Sunil Paliwal, CMD, Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL). The port is significantly improving the infrastructure, including roads, he said in a trade meeting.
It is a bit difficult to reach the port beyond Vallur. However, we are improving the road connectivity and there will be a concrete road being laid at a cost of ₹195 crore till the port.
MSC container ship grounding, Livorno
Container ship MSC ANIELLO ran aground at Livorno entrance while entering the port on arrival from Genoa, at around 0800 UTC Feb 6. For reason yet unknown, the ship strayed off fairway and headed straight for breakwater near lighthouse. The ship was refloated less than an hour later with the assistance of 3 tugs, taken to port and berthed. No information yet on probable damages.
Greek tanker attacked, boarded in Gulf of Guinea
Product tanker SEA PHANTOM was attacked and reportedly boarded, at around 2330 UTC Feb in Gulf of Guinea SW of Douala, Cameroon. The ship according to track, was en route from Lome Togo to Douala Cameroon, she s trading in Gulf of Guinea since at least March 2020, calling mostly, Douala, Cameroon. Last ship s available AIS was dated 2300 UTC Feb 6, half an hour before attack, she was under way sailing due E at some 12 knots speed.