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Very Large Ore Carrier struck Post-Panamax container ship, Taiwan
Very Large Ore Carrier CHINA STEEL INNOVATOR struck the stern of berthed container ship EVER LADEN at 0940 LT (+ 8 UTC) Jun 19, while maneuvering in Kaohsiung Harbor, Taiwan, on arrival from Australia with cargo of ore. Both ships sustained damages, see photos. VLOC dropped both anchors trying to avoid collision, and though she couldn t stop in time, at least dropped anchor slowed down her speed, mitigating damages. Cause of accident yet unknown.
Cargo ship aground in Baltic sea Update
Jun 18 Update: SORMOVSKIY 3052 suffered hull breaches in bow section and in thruster compartment, there are unspecified damages along port and starboard side. The ship is in load, divers were to check underwater hull during daytime Jun 18, to determine salvage plan. Probably salvage will require lightering. All 11 crew remain on board.
Tanker contacted LPG tanker, Livorno
Product tanker ORIENTAL JASMINE while maneuvering to berth at Livorno, Italy, contacted stern of berthed LPG tanker ANTWERPEN, in the morning Jun 17. No information on damages, understood damages were slight. Cause of accident unclear. As of Jun 19, ORIENTAL JASMINE was still at Livorno, ANTWERPEN left Livorno on Jun 17 and on Jun 19 was under way, port of destination Ceuta.
Bulker Ignites in Port of Kembla
Over 100 firefighters were sent to extinguish a fire which ignited in the bulk carrier Iron Chieftain at the Port of Kembla, Australia. The vessel was docked at a port in Wollongong, south of Sydney, at the time of the incident. It arrived at the port on June 15, where it has been unloading dolomite since. In the early morning hours of June 18, a fire reportedly broke out on a conveyor belt, spreading into the ship’s hold.
We Want Sixfold Revenue Increase in 10 Years :Oman Drydock (CEO)
Oman Drydock Company (ODC) aims to increase its revenue sixfold in the next ten years under the new management, Said bin Homoud Al Mawali, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Middle Eastern drydocking company told World Maritime News in an exclusive interview at Posidonia tradeshow.
"We are definitely way below our potential. We want to triple the revenues by 2021 and it is certainly realistic to increase the revenues six times in ten years," said Al Mawali, who was appointed as the company s CEO in February this year.
IAF douses fire on cargo ship
Cargo vessel MV SSL Kolkata was still seen emitting smoke in the Sundarbans of the Bay of Bengal finally on Sunday afternoon on Monday despite an Indian Air Force chopper having put off its fire on Sunday, a defence official said.
The smoke was seen billowing out of MV SSL Kolkata on Monday during a visual recce by the Coast Guard aircraft, he added. "A recce by a Coast Guard Dornier aircraft on Monday morning revealed that smoke continues to emanate though there is no visible flame," sefence spokesperson Wing Commander S.S. Birdi said.
Traffic growth in Dutch ports driven by container sector
In 2017, the total volume of transhipments at Dutch seaports increased by over 1 percent to 595 million tonnes. Last year s growth in maritime traffic was driven by the container sector. Throughput of liquid bulk (e.g. crude oil and petroleum products) decreased by 3 percent. Throughput of dry bulk (coal, iron ore) remained more or less stable. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on new figures.
In the period 2011-2016, container handling grew slightly, by 1 percent. Last year, incoming and outgoing container shipments increased substantially by 13 percent; nearly 38 percent of all unloaded containers were in transit to other seaports, the so-called transhipment activity.
Krishnapatnam Port introduces latest Container Scanner Technology
Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited (KPCL), the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port, on the east-coast of India, in an industry first initiative, announced the installation of "Rapiscan Eagle P 60 ("Eagle P60")" a drive through X Ray Container Scanner & Radiation Portal Monitors. Besides increasing security and safety of the port, the container scanner will radically enhance the terminal s overall performance whilst reducing the service time.
Offering seamless movement of containers, the drive through container scanner at Krishnapatnam Port will enable it to increase the volume of handling import containers by at least 5000 TEUs per month.
Attacks On Vessels Place Nigerian Ports At Risk
Frequent attacks on vessels at berth have raised great concerns about security at Nigerian ports amid rising cost of freight. YUSUF BABALOLA writes.
In the last two weeks, Nigerian ports have been under attack from hoodlums who are taking advantage of the insecurity to strike on vessels at berth. Random attacks were reported in the Lagos Port complex, Apapa, Tin-Can island ports and the Port Harcourt port in Rivers State.
Myanmar Port Authority to accept a new Tug Boat
A new Tug Boat constructed by Myanmar Shipyards Joint Venture Company will be transferred to Myanmar Port Authority according to Myanmar Port Authority.
"The boat has been constructed and it is now on a test run. Soon, we’ll be transferring it to the Myanmar Port Authority," said an unnamed official from Myanmar Shipyards Joint Venture Company. When international vessels enter Myanmar s port, they have to enter and exit at the Yangon’s sea mouth which is 64 Kilometers from Yangon Port.
British Ports Association comments on new report on Northern "Free Ports" strategy proposal
The British Ports Association has welcomed the renewed focus on role that ports play in regional and national UK economies in a new report on Supercharged Free Ports published yesterday.
The report highlights the opportunities of super charging free ports to include enterprise stimulus. This is similar to the Association s port zoning proposals, which could include enterprise, planning and consenting advantages for UK ports of all type and location.