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PSA Marine picks Wartsila design for 2nd LNG-fueled tug
The technology group Wartsila will design and equip one of PSA Marine s two new LNG-fueled harbour tugs, and the vessel will be built by PaxOcean Shipyard. The harbour tug will run on clean-burning liquefied natural gas (LNG) and incorporate fuel efficiency features to bring it in line with the Singapore maritime industry s increasing emphasis on reducing its environmental impact.
The order with Wartsila, booked in March 2018, to build its first LNG-fuelled harbour tug is also in line with PSA Marine s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint as a leading service provider of marine services.
New Bunker Contract Approved
BIMCO s Documentary Committee approved a new set of standard bunker terms, developed by a cross-industry group, in New York on May 2. The BIMCO Bunker Terms 2018 improve on the previous edition with a maximum limit of the parties liabilities - a key change that will lead to wider adoption of the contract, says the organization.
"I think it is a positive step for the industry that representatives for the bunker traders and shipowners have agreed on a standard set of terms, which both parties consider fair and balanced," says Francis Sarre, Chair of the BIMCO Documentary Committee.
Freighter collided with Lock s wall, Brunsbuettel
General cargo ship FROLAND early in the morning May 6 collided with the wall of Northern Lock in Brunsbuettel, while exiting Kiel Canal, reportedly due to maneuvering error. The ship said to sustain no or minor damages, the wall suffered some damages. After inspection, FROLAND was allowed to continue her voyage to Algeria, en route from Sweden.
Hapag-Lloyd s mega container ship collided with 3 Santos ferries
Container ship SANTOS EXPRESS while entering Santos, Brazil, at around 2030 LT (UTC - 3) May 6, went off fairway and collided with three local ferries at Guartuja terminal, passing dangerously close to terminal piers - see video. Ferries FB-18 and FB-19 are in a lay-up, while ferry FB-28 had just complete her routine trip and offloaded cars. Ferry suffered serious damages. SANTOS EXPRESS proceeded further on to her destination DP World Santos Terminal - the giant ship couldn t stop or do anything to avoid crashing into ferries, anyway, due to her sheer size, inertia and no space for maneuvering. The ship was assisted by tug or tugs, not clear what caused her straying off fairway and dangerous movements.
Towage of tanker turned into salvage after tug was disabled, South Africa
Tug AHT CARRIER which was towing tanker ORDER from Gabon to Maputo Mozambique since early Feb this year, was disabled on May 5 after towing line parted and fouled tug s propeller, both ships were some 15 nm off Cape St Francis South Africa. South Africa s maritime authority was alerted by AHT CARRIER, and sent SAR tug SA AMANDLA (IMO 7385215) to assist. ORDER was taken on tow by SA AMANDLA, initially to be towed to Port Elizabeth, but as of morning May 6 SA AMANDLA was heading outwards, port of destination Maputo, probably she was contracted to tow tanker to its final destination. AHT CARRIER seems to be under way again, heading towards caravan.
Russian cruise ship fire, Sochi
Much touted in Russia cruise liner PRINCE (KNYAZ) VLADIMIR, still berthed at Sochi port, Russian, Black sea, was to kick off 2018 Crimea cruise season on Apr 29, but opening cruise was delayed due to "monitoring system failure", whatever it may mean. PRINCE VLADIMIR was to fix problem and set sail with passengers, bound for Crimea, on May 6, but failed again, this time because of fire in engine room, which took place during the night May 5-6. No additional information was available in Russian media, it was said only, that there were no passengers on board and that "the fire was quickly extinguished", all crew meanwhile, were evacuated.
Ferry PRINCESS ANASTASIA accident in S-Petersburg, Baltic sea
Ferry PRINCESS ANASTASIA contacted two quayside port cranes while leaving St. Petersburg port on May 4 and proceeding in narrow channel, meters off quayside. One crane was contacted by portside bridge wing, another one was contacted by stern, passengers reported a perceptible jolt and some paint and debris falling from cranes. Ferry was taken to berth and resumed voyage in about an hour. Passenger ro-ro ship PRINCESS ANASTASIA is deployed on ferry lines connecting St. Petersburg Russia with Helsinki, Stockholm and Tallinn.
Cargo barges fire, Mobile, Alabama
Cargo barge loaded with old cars caught fire on Mobile river near Cochrane Bridge, Mobile, Alabama, after 1000 Local Time May 6, and later spread to a second barge. Barges on fire couldn t be reached from land, a number of tugs and fire boats were deployed, about an hour later fire was extinguished or taken under control, but sick smoke is said to be still billowing from barges. All photos http://www.fox10tv.com/story/38123101/cargo-vessel-on-fire-near-cochrane-bridge
Euroseas Agrees Charter and Financing for New Bulker
Greek shipowner Euroseas has entered into a time charter contract for its newbuilding vessel, the 82,000 dwt Ekaterini. Under the agreement, secured through its subsidiary, the company s 2018-built Kamsarmax bulk carrier has been chartered to a "highly reputable European charterer" for about two years at a gross daily rate of USD 13,000.
The charter will commence upon delivery of the vessel, scheduled to take place on May 7, and is expected to contribute some USD 9 million of net revenues to Euroseas during the contract period.
UAE s maritime industry seeking VAT exemption
The UAE maritime industry is seeking exemption from the value-added tax levied earlier this year in line with global practices as many countries have relieved the industry from VAT, industry executives said. They believe that the UAE needs to look at the fees and other charges in order to become more competitive and also needs to update its maritime law.
"It is important to think about the regulations especially the VAT because many countries around the world have exempted the shipping industry from VAT and it is important. There is discussion with the government and we hope this will be taken positively. I guess we have to apply what applies anywhere else; and the principal is that the shipping industry is usually kept free from VAT," said Khamis Juma Buamim, managing director and group CEO, Gulf Navigation Holding.
A new era for Limassol port
Limassol port serves as a model for what Cyprus can achieve as it is one of the largest projects of the island, President Nicos Anastasiades said during the inauguration ceremony of the new passenger terminal.
Dubai s DP World was awarded a 25-year concession to exclusively operate the multi-purpose terminal in April 2016 and began operations 15 months ago. Since then over 91,000 passengers were served and 11 cruise lines berthed 85 ships last year.
Shipping unclogged in Argentina grains hub after vessel ran aground
Grains shipping on Argentina s Parana River was returning to normal on Saturday after a ship ran aground on Friday, causing delays, the head of Argentina s Chamber of Port and Maritime Activity said.
The cargo ship Pilatus Venture, contracted by Glencore and en route to Australia, was stranded on Thursday about 85 km (53 miles) south of Rosario on the Rio Parana, the country s principal commercial waterway.
ATI to spend P8B this year for port expansion
ASIAN Terminals Inc. said it would be spending a minimum of P8 billion this year for the expansion of its Manila South Harbor and Batangas Port.
"Aligned with the government s Build, Build, Build program, ATI is spending a minimum of P8 billion in capital investment this year to deliver better, faster, and safer ports and logistics services to the country’s supply chain," the company said in a statement.
ATI said that more cargo storage spaces are coming online in Manila as Blocks 143 and 145 adjacent to South Harbor s main container yard and the in-filing of the engineering island basin next to Pier 3 are nearing completion.
Nautical standards necessary for efficient shipping
It s rather curious that the shipping sector, whose history goes back some 5,000 years, only recently adopted international standards for nautical port information. Numerous younger industries, including aviation and telephony, set up international standards a long time ago.
But then shipping does involve a huge number of parties across the planet. For a long time, the individual sea ports as well as other players throughout the sector all lived on their own islands. For example, both the container and tanker shipping sectors use their own distinct jargon.