Australian Navy Communications Sailors Excel on Operations
Being used to the challenges of ship-borne communications has been an asset to delivering flexible and capable communications networks ashore as Australian Navy sailors are finding in the Middle East. On her first deployment to the region Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Bree-ann Garner, worked as part of team developing and enhancing local area network infrastructure. Lieutenant Colonel David Jenkins…
BHP Billiton, Pemex sign Trion Contract
BHP Billiton has advanced its exploration and production interests in the Gulf of Mexico by executing a contract with PEMEX Exploration & Production Mexico (Pemex) to complete work on the significant Trion discovery in Mexico. In December 2016, BHP Billiton successfully bid on the resource that, once fully appraised, is expected to be in the top 10 fields discovered in the Gulf of Mexico in the last decade.
Four AIDA Cruise Ships Sail to Hamburg Port Anniversary
For the sixth time, the cruise line AIDA Cruises is main sponsor for the Hamburg Port Anniversary, demonstrating its continued dedication to the Hanseatic City. Hansjörg Kunze, Vice President Communication & Sustainability, says, “As one of the most important tourism partners of Hamburg, we want to significantly contribute to the event’s continued success. With AIDAluna, AIDAprima, AIDAsol and AIDAvita, the main sponsor will be contributing four ships to the festival.
Intermodel Usage Excels in Port of Gdansk
The Port of Gdansk handled a total of nearly half a million trucks and almost 240,000 railway wagons in 2016. In comparison to 2015, it was a leap of 43% in the case of trucks, and of 24% in terms of the intensity of rail traffic. This data regarding land transport traffic are the best result ever for the Port of Gdansk. After summarising the 12 months of 2016, the Management Board of PGA can announce record data relating to the use of overland transport.
Koper Took Over the Presidency of NAPA
At the assembly of North Adriatic Ports Association (NAPA) the port of Koper, Dragomir Matić, president of Luka Koper took the half-year presidency of the NAPA association. As emphasized at the meeting of representatives of the ports, it is crucial that all ports continue investing in new facilities and strengthen the market position of the entire Adriatic transport route. Data for 2016 shows that…
Container Lines to Cut Terminal Cost in China
Eleven container liner transportation companies have promised to cut or standardize the Terminal Handling Charges (THC) in order to lower nearly 3.5 billion yuan burden of export enterprises each year, according to National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). According to a report in Shanghai Daily, the shipping companies include China COSCO Shipping Cooperation, Maersk line, Mediterranean shipping…
Indian naval ship INS Darshak to Take up Hydrographic Survey for Sri Lanka
INS Darshak, a Hydrographic Survey ship of Eastern Naval Command (ENC), India departed on a two-month long deployment for undertaking two Joint Hydrographic surveys along with the Sri Lankan Navy on 03 March 2017. The pioneer surveys will be conducted with Sri Lankan Naval personnel embarked on board INS Darshak. During the course of survey training of Sri Lankan personnel will also be undertaken on advanced hydrographic practices.