Support for Fishers in Tilligerry Creek, Fullerton Cove Extended
The Australian Government today tabled its response to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee report, Inquiry into firefighting foam contamination Part A - RAAF Base Williamtown. As part of its response, the Australian Government has announced the continuation of the existing financial assistance package to fishers and businesses affected by the NSW Government's precautionary…
Selektope wins European Marine Engineering Award
Gothenburg-based I-Tech’s Selektope antifouling agent has secured one of the prestigious European Marine Engineering Awards 2016, in recognition of the breakthrough marine coating ingredient’s Environmental Performance. The Award was presented by Robert Ashdown, Secretary General of the International Association of Classification Societies at the European Marine Engineering Conference gala dinner in Amsterdam on 13th April 2016.
Essar Ports Handles Record Volume
On the back of increased production by its anchor customers, Essar Ports Limited (EPL) has registered significant growth in cargo handling over the last three months. In March 2016 alone, EPL’s four operational ports handled total cargoes of 6.25 million tonnes (MMT), which translates to a run rate of 75 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). With the recent commissioning of the 20 MMT Salaya Bulk Terminal, cargo handling will see a further boost in FY2017.
Konecranes Deliver RTG Trio to MSC
Konecranes has announced its third RTG delivery to the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Terminal in Valencia, Spain. When the three RTGs on order go into operation, MSC Terminal Valencia will operate a fleet of 18 Konecranes RTGs. The cranes will be delivered by spring 2017. Sven Valentin, Terminal Manager of MSC Terminal Valencia, commented: “Our Konecranes RTGs are central to the continuing success of this terminal.
Pirates Attack Containership off Nigeria
Pirates have attacked the Liberian-flagged 4,360 TEU CMA CGM Turquoise, kidnapping two crew members off the coast of Nigeria, with the remainder of the crew said to be safe. Turquoise, managed by Dioryx Maritime Corp. in Greece, was stormed late on Monday as it travelled between Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos and Douala in Cameroon. According to Ghana-based antipiracy agency Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre (MTISC-GOG)…
iShip Index Records 7% Increase
Ireland’s maritime industry grew strongly in 2015, says the Irish Maritime Transport Economist (IMTE), an annual publication issued by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO). The iShip Index, which measures the total volume of traffic moving through our national ports, recorded a 7% increase, with all major traffic modes delivering substantial growth. Bulk traffic grew by 7% to reach 29.8 million tonnes…
Shipowners Seeks EU Support for Global CO2 Agenda
EU Transport and Environment Ministers meet April 14-15 in Amsterdam for an informal joint Council meeting under the Dutch EU Presidency. The agenda features a discussion on how Member States could make a positive and constructive contribution to achieve an international framework of CO2 reduction commitments. The informal Council meeting is held ahead of the 69th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) session, which takes place next week in London.
Maersk to Link Salalah to Krishnapatnam Port
Maersk Line India a unit of Danish conglomerate A P Moller Maersk Group, has launched a new service from Salalah, Oman to the Krishnapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh. The weekly service to be started from April 17 will connect customers in the areas of AP, Northern Tamil Nadu and Eastern Karnataka directly to Oman and nearby region. Krishnapatnam Port is a privately built and owned all weather, deep water port on the east coast of India, located in the Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh.
Multipurpose Shipping Awaits an Elusive Recovery
The multipurpose shipping market is not expected to recover until the end of 2017, when it is anticipated that there will be more bulk demand for the Handy vessels and therefore more breakbulk cargoes for multipurpose vessels, according to the latest Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecast 2016 report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. The last 12 months have been dreadful for…
India Can Become Engine of Maritime Growth: PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the India's first ever Maritime Summit and said that the country's vast coast line of 7500 km offers vast investment opportunities. “Our maritime agenda will complement this ambitious infrastructure plan for the hinterland, which is going on in parallel,” he said. He called upon international investors to invest in India’s maritime sector, which is poised for quantum growth.