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Sri Lanka, Japan, India to Jointly Develop Colombo South Port
Sri Lanka, Japan, and India have reached an agreement to cooperate on the development of Colombo South Port’s East Container Terminal (ECT) in Sri Lanka.
The governments of the respective countries signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on the matter on May 28, reflecting the longstanding good will and cooperation among the parties.
Japan has provided cooperation for the development of the Jaya Container Terminal since the 1980 s, while around 70% of Colombo Port’s transshipment business is India-related.
Sri Lanka, Japan and India will work together for further development of the Colombo Port and contribute to further regional prosperity and stability of global trading networks.
Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) retains 100% ownership of East Container Terminal. The Terminal Operations Company (TOC) conducting all East Container Terminal operations is jointly owned by Sri Lanka, with a 51% stake, and the joint venture partners with a 49% stake.
SLPA said that the three governments would work out details based on the MOC at joint working group meetings, and advance their cooperation towards early commencement of work and operation of the ECT.
ASA Calls on China, India to Ratify Hong Kong Convention
The Asian Shipowners Association (ASA) has once again urged both China and India to accede to the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) in order to speed up the treaty s entry into force.
At its annual general meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 28, ASA reaffirmed the necessity for prompt enactment of the International Maritime Organization s (IMO) ship recycling convention, which would result in an increase of compliant yards available.
Reflecting on the fact that the majority of ocean-going vessels are built in Asia and return to Asia at the end of their life, the association pointed out:
"The ASA will endeavor to motivate ship recycling associations in South Asia through regular dialogue, and encourage improvement of ship recycling and operational standards to achieve the earliest possible ratification by these countries."
Port of Gothenburg Terminal Construction on Track as First Phase Wraps Up
Construction of a new terminal at the Swedish Port of Gothenburg reached a new milestone in April this year as the first phase of water-based work wrapped up.
The work involved the sinking of 1,500 piles into the seabed, down to bedrock level, in the lead-up to construction of the rock embankments around the Arendal bay.
The next phase in the development of the 220,000 square meter terminal will be the leveling of the hill to the south of the site to free up new terminal space.
Being built at Arendal, directly beside the ro-ro terminals, the new facility is expected to be completed by 2025 after works got underway in autumn 2018.
"It is extremely exciting to finally get off the mark in the biggest development project at the port since the 1970s," Magnus Kårestedt, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive, said prior to commencement of phase one last autumn.
"The terminal is a crucial aspect of the port s long-term expansion plans and will further strengthen Gothenburg as the Nordic logistics capital."
The new facility will have 460 meters of quay with a draught of 12 meters alongside it. Certain sections of the terminals are expected to be brought into use before the official opening in 2025.
Swire Shipping Unveils Eight-Ship Order
Singapore-based Swire Shipping has placed an order for eight new container vessels at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).
As informed, the units will be the company s largest boxship newbuilds to date in terms of deadweight tonnage and container capacity.
To be designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI), the vessels will feature a deadweight of 30,450-33,000 tons and a container capacity of 2,350-2,750 TEUs.
"Our vessels will feature a modern integrated bridge design and will be delivered with VSAT internet connectivity," the company said.
"They will have enhanced cargo capability, including two holds fitted with cell guide stoppers and strengthened tank tops to enable their use in multiple roles, as well as strengthened hatch covers to allow project cargo to be carried on deck," Swire Shipping added.
The company further said that efforts have been made to reduce the ships environmental footprint. The hull shape is optimized for fuel efficiency, with LED lighting to be fitted throughout.
The first vessel from the batch, Changsha, is scheduled to be delivered in late 2019.
Swire Shipping is the brand name for all liner shipping services operated by The China Navigation Company (CNCo). It offers offer shipping links between over 130 ports in Asia, the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Indian Sub Continent.
Car carrier major fire avoided, last year disaster lesson well taken, Ulsan, Korea
Fire erupted on cargo deck of car carrier PLATINUM RAY, berthed at Ulsan Korea, in the morning May 22, with 2163 cars on board, ready to be shipped to the USA. Fire fighters decided to activate CO2 fire oppressing system to prevent fire from spreading and developing into major disaster, similar to major fire on board of car carrier AUTO BANNER, which took place in Incheon exactly a year ago, on May 21 2018, destroyed all cars on board and the ship itself.
Russian reefer arrested for outstanding debt in Argentina
Reefer BALTIC PERFORMER was arrested on arrival in Campana Port, Argentina, after a Court ruling on unpaid debt claim filed by San Pedro Port (Argentina) company against BALTIC PERFORMER managing company BALTIC SHIPPING. According to claim, in July last year Master of the reefer operated by BALTIC SHIPPING Company, S-Petersburg, Russia, requested extra workers and extra loading hours after a week s delay, caused by rains and broken crane. His request was met, but payment of some $60,000 wasn t made, until now. Understood BALTIC PERFORMER is not the ship involved in last year incident, it s a provisional arrest on a sister ship.
Two Russian Navy ships on fire, Barents sea
On May 27 fire erupted on board of decommissioned Russian Navy landing ship MITROFAN MOSKALENKO and on board of decommissioned Russian Navy destroyer GREMYASHCHIY, docked at Ship Yard No.206, Severomorsk, Murmansk Region Barents sea, Russia. It is not clear though, if both ships were on fire, or only one - local sources said destroyer was on fire, later other sources said landing ship was on fire, even later others said that fire from destroyer spread to landing ship. So it s anyone s guess. One thing is for sure - MITROFAN MOSKALENKO definitely was, or still is, on fire. Officials said fire was extinguished, but well, it s officials who said that, and they went on air only after fire was highlighted by local media and bloggers in social nets. Their statements can t be taken on face value.
World s Biggest Dual-Fuel Crane Vessel Completed
SSCV Sleipnir, the record-setting semi-submersible crane vessel, will soon be ready for operations following a christening and delivery ceremony in Singapore where it was built by Sembcorp Marine s Tuas Boulevard Yard.
Dubbed as the world s biggest and most powerful of its kind, the vessel is also the first of its kind to use dual-fuel engines running on MGO and LNG.
IMO to Take Different Approach on STCW White List Process
The International Maritime Organization has agreed to re-approach its listing process for the STCW Convention s White List.
According to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), the IMO agreed to re-approach the process following discussions between SAMSA, other Member States of the IMO and the organization during a meeting in London a week ago.
CMA CGM, MSC to Become Members of TradeLens Blockchain Platform
Container shipping giants CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) unveiled their decision to join TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform, jointly developed by A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM.
With CMA CGM, MSC, Maersk, and other carriers committed to the platform, data for nearly half of the world s ocean container cargo will be available on TradeLens.
Saudi port ranked second fastest growing in the world
King Abdullah Port has been ranked the second fastest growing port in the world in 2018, according to Alphaliner, a maritime transport data analyst.
King Abdullah Port is now ranked 83 in the list of the 100 largest container ports in the world in 2018 after ranking 87 in 2017.
NIMASA, Port of ANTWERP to collaborate on maritime trade
As part of efforts to boost trade and encourage foreign direct investment opportunities in the Nigerian maritime sector, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is set to partner with the Port of Antwerp in Belgium.
Largest ship to ever visit Timaru bodes well for port s future
A monstrous container ship s brief visit to Timaru was a test run that could result in other ships of a similar size using the port.
The Rio de Janeiro, which docked about 11pm on Sunday and left at 9.40am Monday for Dunedin, is the largest vessel to ever enter at the port, being 286.5 metres long, 40m wide and capable of carrying nearly 6000 containers.
Barge transport makes progress in breakbulk
Antwerp Slitter, a company that processes steel coils in the port of Antwerp, now uses only barges for transport within the port. Other companies too are increasingly making use of barge for breakbulk transport. The modal shift that Port of Antwerp aims to achieve is in full swing!.