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Hamburg Seizes 700 Kg of Cocaine Hidden in Container
Authorities in Hamburg have found about 700 kilograms of cocaine hidden in refrigerated containers.
In early April 2019, local customs and police received a tip-off about three shipping containers filled with bananas. The reefer containers, containing a large amount of cocaine, were supposed to arrive at the Port of Hamburg on board a Germany-flagged boxship on April 6.
Following a search, officers found in one of the containers a total of 595 packages of cocaine hidden in 42 banana cardboard boxes, Hamburg Police said in a statement.
The police did not disclose the origin of the shipment.
After seizing a total of 700.69 kilograms of cocaine, the authorities started tracking the container, which led them to several individuals involved in smuggling drugs.
The operation, carried out from April to August 2019, resulted in the disruption and arrest of an international drug trafficking network.
Frank Nielsen, Spokesperson of Hamburg Customs Office, said that the Port of Hamburg, being the third-largest seaport in Europe, is and remains in the focus of drug squads. He explained that the success of the operation is a strong warning for drug traffickers backing criminal activities in Germany from abroad.
At the beginning of August, local customs informed they found and destroyed 4.5 tons of cocaine on a containership at the Port of Hamburg, representing the largest-ever cocaine shipment seized in the country. A few days later, customs officers announced they discovered and subsequently destroyed a further 1.5 tons of cocaine on board another boxship that docked in Hamburg.
Havyard: Hull of Fjord1 s New Ferry Launched at Cemre Shipyard
On August 24, Turkish Cemre Shipyard launched the hull of a new ferry being built for Norwegian transportation company Fjord1.
The hull number 144 will be towed to Leirvik for fitting out, testing and completion. Scheduled for delivery to Fjord1 in January 2020, the newbuild will be deployed in the Sandvika - Edoya service.
It is the 50th hull built by Cemre for Havyard under a collaboration between the two companies which started with the signing of the first hull construction contract in August 2005.
"At the time, Cemre was a company that rented premises for painting ships in other shipyards, which is how we met. We immediately hit it off and agreed that we would work together," Geir Johan Bakke, CEO of Havyard Group, said.
"The development both companies have seen since 2005 would not have been possible without this successful collaboration, and our relationship will be more and more important going forward as we take on the challenges the Norwegian shipbuilding industry is currently facing."
Havyard has signed a contract for the delivery of another seven hulls from Cemre. This is in addition to the six vessels of Havyard design that are under construction and are to be delivered as complete vessels.
Dozens Missing after Ferry Capsizes off Cameroon
A ferry with nearly 200 passengers aboard capsized in heavy seas off the Cameroonian Island of Bakassi on the night between August 25 and 26.
According to the Cameroon Army, armed forces personnel have recovered three deceased passengers. A total of 107 passengers are said to have survived the incident.
A search and rescue operation for a yet-to-be-determined number of passengers is still underway.
The Norway-built ferry Austrheim was en route from Calabar, Nigeria, to Cameroon at the time of the accident.
Authorities are yet to announce an investigation into the cause of the vessel s capsizing.
Spliethoff Group to Build Seven New Vessels for Charter to UPM
Two affiliates of the Dutch Spliethoff Group and Finnish company UPM have entered into a long-term charter agreement covering seven new LNG-powered vessels.
Finland-based Bore, the Netherlands-based Wijnne Barends and UPM will together design and build seven vessels for sustainable sea transportation for UPM in Europe.
As informed, Bore is to build three ice-class 7,000 dwt RoLo vessels for transporting UPM s paper products. The RoLos would be a combination of pure roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) with lift-on/lift-off (LoLo) transportation concepts.
What is more, Wijnne Barends will construct four LoLo vessels for transporting UPM s pulp and other forest products.
The vessels will be built in China and are scheduled to be delivered in 2021 and 2022.
All vessels will be time chartered by UPM and fully operated by the company. They will be ice-strengthened and meet the latest technological, operational and environmental standards.
"The vessels will be fueled with liquid natural gas (LNG) which results in a significant (approximately 25%) reduction of CO2emissions compared with commonly used marine gas oil. In addition, nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions will decrease approximately 85% and 99%, respectively. The emissions of soot particles will also decrease by 99%," Lauri Rikala, Director, Global Break Bulk Shipping, UPM Logistics, commented.
"We are very pleased to be able to offer UPM these next generation sustainable vessels. Minimizing our environmental footprint has long been a focal point for the Spliethoff Group and the reduction of emissions is a fundamental part of this. The new vessels running on LNG fit well in our continuous drive for greener operations," Michael van den Heuvel, CCO of Spliethoff, said.
Ferry capsized, more than 100 passengers missing, Gulf of Guinea
Ferry AUSTRHEIM with more than 200 passengers on board capsized, probably sank during the night Aug 25-26 in Gulf of Guinea, while en route from Calabar Nigeria to Cameroon, probably Douala. 108 people were rescued, 3 found dead, the rest understood to be missing, SAR underway.
Tanker collided with fishing vessel, Taiwan Strait
Product tanker collided with fishing vessel in the morning Aug 26 in Taiwan Strait. Tanker was sailing in northern direction, destined for Chinese port. Fishing vessel was severely damaged but remained seaworthy and under way, tanker went off with just scratches. Tanker was directed to nearest port for investigation.
Vroon s Suzuka Express Starts Working for RVC Shipping
Dutch shipping company Vroon entered recently into a three-to-six time charter deal with Dubai-based RVC Shipping for Suzuka Express, a car carrier.
The 3,930 CEU vessel is one of two 2010-built car carriers in Vroon s fleet.
Flying the flag of Panama, the 43,810 GT car carrier features a length of 180 meters and a width of 30 meters.
Hyundai Samho Boosts Orderbook with 5 New Ships
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, part of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), has received orders for the construction of five vessels.
The orders include two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers and three petrochemical carriers, Hyundai Samho said in separate stock exchange filings on August 26.
Disney Unveils Name of Its Fifth Cruise Ship
The U.S.-based cruise company Disney Cruise Line has unveiled the name of the fifth ship in its fleet and the first of three newbuilds ordered from Germany s Meyer Werft shipyard.
The cruise ship is scheduled to be delivered in late 2021 as Disney Wish. It is expected to set sail in January 2022.
Hunchun international port inaugurated, 1 billion yuan investment to build logistics center in Northeast Asia
Hunchun international port in Hunchun, a border city in Northeast China s Jilin Province, was inaugurated on Saturday. The 1 billion yuan ($141 million) project aims to build an international logistics center in Northeast Asia.
The inland port, which is close to 10 border ports on the Russian and North Korean sides of their respective borders, is ready to start operations.
Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers to improve eco-efficiency at Lineas Intermodal s Antwerp hub
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to supply leading European rail operator Lineas Intermodal with two Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers. The order was booked in Cargotec s 2019 Q3 order intake with delivery scheduled to be completed in Q1 2020.
Digital Ports To make New Shipping Ecosystem
Ports are one of the nodes in the global network providing a key link between sea and land and the connection with the hinterland. This puts the port in a good position to be a neutral platform to act as a supply chain co-ordinator, making use of its assets and knowledge of the markets and hinterland, by providing onward connections for port users.