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Broere Shipping Wins Dow Deal

Broere Shipping won a contract from Dow Benelux, a unit of U.S. group Dow Chemical Co., to transport 800,000 to 900,000 tons of fluid chemicals per year to various ports in Northwest Europe.

Svitzer Orders Pair of Damen ASD Tugs

On September 10, Svitzer and Damen Shipyards Gorinchem signed a contract for the construction and delivery two Damen ASD Tugs 2411. Although Svitzer already operates a few Damen Tugs in their fleet of over 500 vessels, this contract represents the first direct order. The deliveries are scheduled for respectively end July and end October 2008. Both tugs will have a bollard pull of approx. 70 metric tons and will be built according to the UK MCA requirements and are well equipped for

USCG Implement Security Guidelines

Vice Adm. Ray Riutta, commander of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area, instructed Coast Guard Captains of the Port west of the Rocky Mountains to apply the guidelines as an interim step while new regulations are being developed by Coast Guard Headquarters, a regulatory process that may take a year or more. While Coast Guard Captains of the Port currently have authority to take actions based on security threats, the new guidelines provide consistency among the various ports and address the

Duarte Tapped as AAPA 2013 Chairman

Armando Duarte-Peláez, AAPAs next chairman of the board.

AAPA Elects Armando Duarte of Santa Marta, Colombia, As 2013 Chairman. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)—representing the interests of seaports throughout the Western Hemisphere—this week during its Centennial Spring Conference board of directors meeting in Washington, D.C.—elected Armando Duarte-Peláez as its next chairman of the board. Mr. Duarte- Peláez’s one-year term will begin the last day of AAPA’s 101st Annual Convention

Vancouver Container Fire Closes Port

A large portion of Canada's biggest port was shut down on Wednesday after a chemical fire broke out amid numerous shipping containers piled up in a yard east of Vancouver's downtown core. The toxic smoke forced local residents to take shelter inside, while workers at Port Metro Vancouver and in the surrounding area covered their faces with scarves as they streamed out of their offices. By early evening, firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control and residents were allowed to

Taiwan’s Evergreen Resume Traffic in Iran's Shahid Rajaee Port

Image: Evergreen Marine Corp

 Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Corp. has authorized one of its huge container ships to berth at Shahid Rajaei port in southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, reports Press TV.   Ebrahim Idani, director general of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Department, was quoted by Iranian media as saying on Tuesday that the fifth-generation container ship, Ever Legion, has started its journey from China’s Shanghai port and will call at various ports in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia

U.S. Ships Complete Neptune Warrior Coalition Course

Three ships led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 24 departed Faslane, Scotland, March 11, having completed Neptune Warrior, a coalition course off the coast of Scotland with ships from the United Kingdom and Germany and aircraft from France. Capt. Carl W. Cramb, commander, DESRON 24, led the three ships, USS Ross (DDG 71), USS Barry (DDG 52), and USS Elrod (FFG 55), during their transit to Scotland and then commanded one of the international Task Groups during Neptune Warrior

WiFi Wireless Ready for ort Security Duty

WiFi Wireless, Inc. will now take orders for its WFSCT System. The proprietary system is lauded as a solution for securing cargo ships and containers in and out of U.S. Ports. The solution is designed to satisfy and solve key issues dealing with the task of containers and cargo security for ships coming in and out of our ports improving cargo security, reliability and safety. The company recently announced that it has been in discussions with various port authorities.

Towing Solutions Awards Tractor of the Year Award

For 2006, Towing Solutions awarded the Tractor of the Year award to the 5,080 hp “reverse tractor” (ASD) Dolphin Class designed by Robert Allan Ltd. These boats are owned and operated by Foss Maritime Co. of Seattle, Wash. When Foss Maritime considered adding more tractors to their fleet, they first evaluated the vessels in their current fleet in an attempt to identify additional potential towing requirements in the various Ports that they serve

TEN Exercises Options for Product Carriers

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) has exercised options for two handysize, double hull, 1A ice-class tankers, with carrying capacity of 37,000 dwt each. The vessels have a contract price of just under $30 million per ship and are scheduled for delivery in March and June of 2007. These vessels are sister ships to the newbuildings announced in January of this year. The vessels are to be constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries at their Mipo shipyard

Contship Italia Signs Iran MoU

MOU between Contship and the largest Iranian port operato

  Contship Italia Spa, also on behalf of Eurogate GmbH & Co. KGaA, KG, recently signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.) with Sina Port & Marine Company (SPMCO), part of SINA Group which is one of the largest Iranian companies

MPA Leads Ferry Emergency Exercise

Photo: MPA

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) held a half-day emergency preparedness exercise, codenamed 'FEREX 2015' August 21. The annual ferry exercise (FEREX) aims to test the readiness of various agencies to respond to ferry mishaps in the Port of Singapore.  

CFSAI Shifts to New Office in New Mumbai

Mr. Sanjeev Behari, Chief Commissioner (Customs) JNPT cutting the ribbon

  Container Freight Station Association of India (CFSAI) has set up a full-fledged Secretariat and moved to its new office at “Anchorage Building” in Dronagiri  Node on 26th August 2015. Mr. Sanjeev Behari, IRS,  Chief Commissioner of Customs

Port Logistics Seminar Opens in Antwerp Port

Opening ceremony in the city hall of Antwerp

The Port Logistics seminar was officially opened on Wednesday this week by Alexander De Croo, Belgian deputy prime minister and minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services. The seminar is organised by APEC-Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center

India to Strengthen Naval Co-operation with Bangladesh

Image: Admiral Robin K. Dhowan at the Defence Headquarters in New Delhi (Indian Navy)

 In a move towards strengthening its defence ties with Bangladesh, India will be exploring new avenues for naval cooperation towards achieving comprehensive maritime security in the Bay of Bengal.   To this effect, Indian Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan reached Bangladesh on a

Port of Seattle Hires Director of Strategic Initiatives

Dave Caplan (Photo: Port of Seattle)

Port of Seattle CEO Ted J. Fick appointed Dave Caplan as a member of the port’s executive team as director of the new Office of Strategic Initiatives.   Caplan will be responsible for exploring, developing and implementing initiatives to support performance within organization

Manila Port Congestion Eased: Palace

Manila International Container Terminal (by Philippine Ports Authority)

 Malacañang has declared that the congestion at the Port of Manila has been resolved, noting the various measures that the government and the private sector have implemented to address the problem.   Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the operations at the Port of

Ships Queues Creep into Lagos ports

Lagos Port Complex (port of Lagos) by Nigerian Ports Authority

 19 ships laden with petrol and other commodities are discharging at the Lagos ports, says Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in its daily publication `Shipping Position’.   Three of the ships were laden with petrol, while the others had diesel, steel products, containers, bulk salt

The $100m Port Security Grant Scramble

About $100 million will be available to various port authorities, facility operators and state and local government agencies who have developed an Area Maritime Security Plan as part of the 2015 FEMA port security grant program.   Eligibility Criteria is established pursuant to the Maritime

Super Typhoon nears Philippines, Officials warn of Landslides

Storm worsens

  A powerful storm strengthened to a "super typhoon" on Sunday hours before it was set to slap the northeastern tip of the Philippines, prompting officials to warn of landslides and call on residents along the coast to evacuate to safer ground.

Antwerp Port Gives Environmental Discount

map showing the SECA’s

  As of 1 June 2015 the port of Antwerp will grant a discount to seagoing ships that use alternative technology to reduce emissions of particulates. The new discount comes on top of the existing ESI discount, which means that in some cases ships can benefit from a 30% reduction in the port

Overnight Cruise Ship Visits Suspended in White Bay

The New South Wales (NSW) Port Authority has suspended all overnight cruise ship visits to White Bay until the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has regulated ultra-low sulphur fuel use for ships berthing at the terminal.   Port Authority of NSW CEO, Grant Gilfillan

Antwerp Joins “One Belt, One Road” Taskforce

FOD Kanselarij van de Eerste Minister

“One Belt, One Road” is a Chinese development strategy launched at the end of 2013 that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily in Eurasia.   The strategy has two main components, namely the land-based “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the

Adani Gets Green Signal on Vizhinjam Port Project

Image: Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL)

 The Kerala state government has issued an order to hand over consent letter to Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) for establishing the Vizhinjam port.    Within seven days Adani group has to give an official reply

Malaccan Ports to Become Specialised Hubs

Strait of Malacca. Map: Google

 Plans are underway to convert seven Malaccan ports into specialized hubs for various sectors to spur the state's economic development, reports the Star.    The Malacca Port Development Masterplan is expected to increase investments and economic activity by creating jobs in the

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