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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion Conference

The NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion Conference is being held at the Grand Harbour, Southampton on April 18 and 19, 2018. All sectors are invited to participate in this unique event that focuses on viable solutions for sub IMO / sub 24 meter vessels. As most new power and propulsion technology is proving to be scalable this knowledge is becoming increasingly relevant to vessels of all sizes. Conference organizer, John Haynes, said, “It is clear that emerging technologies including the use of electric drives linked to lithium-ion batteries…

IBIA Moves Office

London to Southampton, on the UK south coast. costs, while maintaining efficiency and service to members. own right, with the huge Fawley refinery close by. As part of its relocation program, IBIA has also appointed a new administrator, Anne Chambers. Chambers' background is in administrative, personnel and book-keeping related duties. She will be working with Adams in Southampton.

DP World Southampton Handles Pair of Mega-Container Ships

Photo credit DPWorld Southampton

Southampton's role as a UK regional gateway confirmed by arrival of two 13,000 teu container carriers at the same time. Southampton’s strategic role as a regional gateway for the new generation of ultra-large container ships (ULCS) was reinforced with calls from two ocean carriers – among the largest and newest in the world – which berthed in tandem at the UK’s only South Coast container terminal, DP World Southampton. The calls by Hapag-Lloyd’s Hamburg Express and UASC’s Jebel Ali…

Southampton Port to Take off with New Boss

Southampton port in the UK, managed by Associated British Ports (ABP). Pic: ABP

As announced in November, Nick Ridehalgh, Associated British Ports (ABP) Director Southampton, is stepping down from his role and from ABP, with his last day Friday, 8 April. Alastair Welch, who has extensive experience of the transport sector, including Heathrow’s Terminal 4 and London Southend Airport, will shortly be joining ABP as Director, Southampton. ABP Chief Executive James Cooper said: “I would like to thank Nick for his service to ABP and the Port of Southampton and wish him well for the future.

CMA CGM Shuffles Container Services

Photo: CMA CGM

CMA CGM announced changes to come on its shipping services connecting North Europe with Asia. New rotation on FAL 1: Starting in Hamburg on May 26, 2016 with m/v CMA CGM VASCO DE GAMA voy. Southampton - Dunkerque - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Zeebrugge - Le Havre - Malta - Khor Fakkan - Jebel Ali - Shanghai - Tianjin Xingang - Dalian - Busan - Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Port Kelang - Algeciras - Southampton. New rotation on FAL 23: Starting in Hamburg on May 25, 2016 with m/v SALAHUDDIN voy.

New Vessel Traffic Equipment at ABP Southampton

Shipping Minister John Hayes CBE MP (front row, third from left) at ABP Southampton with James Cooper, chief executive at Associated British Ports (front row, far left), Alastair Welch, port director at ABP Southampton port director (back row, far right) with staff at ABP Southampton (Photo: ABP)

Associated British Ports marked the latest in a series of multi-million dollar investments in the port of Southampton by inviting the Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP to open its brand new vessel traffic service (VTS) operating room, (September 21). The Minister of State at the Department of Transport was in attendance as Britain's leading ports company revealed its $5.2m investment in a new office with state-of-the-art equipment at Ocean Gate, Southampton, which will be manned on a 24/7 basis.

KotugSmit Towage Starts Towing in Southampton

(Photo courtesy: Andrew Sassoli-Walker)

On April 1, 2017 Kotug Smit Towage (KotugSmit) commenced towage activities with four powerful tugs in the port of Southampton, United Kingdom. The tugs ‘ZP Boxer’ and ‘SD Salvor’ performed their ‘first’ assistance on the River Test. The container vessel ‘MOL Brilliance’ was towed to the DP World Container Terminal in Southampton. Thanks to a warm welcome and in close cooperation with the local port authorities and pilots, KotugSmit’s dedicated crew was able to prepare for the operations and to get well familiarized with the port and local area.

A&P Shipcare Completes Repairs Aboard American Cormorant

The 52,092 dwt U.S.-registered Heavy Lift Vessel 'American Cormorant' left Southampton on 2nd September after its annual lay over during which A&P Shipcare - Southampton carried out various works. The 1975-built 'American Cormorant' was in the Southampton area for a visit to the Combat Equipment Battalion in Hythe. The vessel arrived in Southampton on 8th June and sailed on 29th August. The work completed by A&P Shipcare included various tank repairs which entailed bulkhead steel repairs, steel pipe refurbishment and repairs and replacement of heavy duty plastic pipe, a task which previously had never been carried out by A&P Shipcare - Southampton.

ABP Southampton Gets New Marine Services

Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Southampton and VT Halmatic have signed a marine services contract. VT Halmatic will provide a Fleet Contract Hire Scheme to ABP Southampton, one of the UK’s largest and busiest ports. ABP Southampton’s existing pilot, survey and patrol fleet comprising seven vessels will be procured by VT Halmatic and leased back on a fully supported contract for ten years, incorporating a six-vessel replacement programme. The first replacement vessels will be delivered to ABP’s Gosport Pilotage Station before the end of 2003 with further vessels coming on line over the duration of the contract. The new pilot cutters will be the well-proven Halmatic Nelson 48/50.

Moore Stephens Expands Presence

Shipping accountant and business consultant Moore Stephens has expanded its specialised shipping presence in the UK by opening an office in the growing maritime center of Southampton. Chris Chasty, head of the Moore Stephens shipping group, says, "There is a growing cluster of shipping businesses in Southampton. We already have major clients there and have positioned a team who can provide the specific shipping expertise which maritime businesses need." Contact details are Robert Newman, Moore Stephens, 45 Westwood Road, Southampton, SO17 1DH. Tel: 023 8067 2303, Web: www.moorestephens.co.uk/southampton.

G6 Alliance Cancels Some Asia-Europe Sailings

File photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Facing less-than-expected market demand, members of the G6 Alliance announced additional void sailings within the container shippers’ Asia-Europe service, suspending its Loop 6 service until further notice. The G6 Alliance, which consists of APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line, said it continues to offer various services between Asia and Europe covering major port pairs with weekly sailings. The shippers said further service adjustments are possible as the G6 Alliance continues to review its product profile…

MAN OVERBOARD Prevention & Recovery Workshop

The 2018 MAN OVERBOARD Prevention & Recovery Workshop is being held at the Grand Harbour, Southampton, U.K. on April 17. All sectors are invited to participate in this unique one day event that focuses on viable solutions. Knowledge gained about the deadly risks of people falling in the water from recent incidents with sub IMO / sub 24 meter vessels is becoming increasingly relevant to vessels of all sizes. Workshop organizer, John Haynes, said, “Topics focus on visible issues today, plus hidden areas of concern the professional maritime sector may need to face tomorrow.

LR to Move Marine Ops to Southhampton

The Lloyd’s Register Group, the independent risk management organization, has unveiled plans to move its London marine operations to a specially developed site at the University of Southampton. The move, which is planned for 2009, will see the transformation of the University’s Boldrewood Campus to accommodate a state-of-the-art building for Lloyd’s Register, a training facility jointly-owned by Lloyd’s Register and the University, and the University’s School of Management. David Moorhouse, Chairman of Lloyd’s Register, described the plans as a major step towards creating the future shape of Lloyd’s Register: “It will parallel and complement two other technology-driven initiatives we are taking – the establishment of marine R&D facilities in China and South Korea.” However…

A&P Southampton to Repair RFA Ship

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) fleet support vessel Fort George is to be repaired at the Southampton facility of A&P Group. It arrived at the yard on August 15 and is scheduled to be redelivered by September 9. Work will include an Assisted Maintenance Period (AMP) with additional work including overhaul to the insulation, electrical, piping and valve systems. There is also steel work to be carried out following a collision. The vessel does not require a drydocking operation during this period. A&P Shipcare (South East) was successful in winning the contract using the drydock at Southampton as a floating location for the ship, and making use of the large on-site cranage to effect the repairs.

Wightlink Extend Repair Agreement with A&P Southampton

Following the successful annual drydocking and refit of the Wightlink fleet of passenger/car ferries since January 2001, A&P Southampton and Wightlink have announced the signing of a revised annual drydocking and maintenance agreement for a further three years. This new agreement has been extended to include A&P Shipcare (Portsmouth) for all in service repair needs. A&P Southampton Managing Director, David Parry, commented “Wightlink runs one of the largest passenger fleets in the UK and operates to the highest reliability standards. We are delighted that Wightlink has agreed to extend our agreement. In working closely with Wightlink’s technical team, we have placed a strong emphasis on pre-planning for the refits.

Sun Cruises Dry Dock at A&P Southampton

Sun Cruises’ 22,945grt cruise liner, Sundream, has left A&P Southampton’s King George V Dry Dock after completion of a three-week dry dock and repair program. The 1,257 passenger, 1970-built vessel is a regular visitor to the port of Southampton and Harwich, but was its first visit to A&P. In addition to the usual general repairs, the program focused on extensive steel renewals to the vessel’s ballast and fuel tanks, upgrade and renewal of the sanitary pipe work systems, as well as the removal and overhaul of both stabilisers, and assistance with the partial installation of a new sprinkler system. David Parry, managing director of A&P Southampton Ltd is delighted with the outcome of the project. “Pre-docking planning was the key to our success on the Sundream.

Southampton Welcomes Car Carriers

A&P Southampton is preparing for a busy period after successfully winning contracts to refit several car carriers in their dry dock this Summer. The first to arrive was the 28,070dwt Tristan, owned and operated by Sweden's Wallenius Lines which underwent a 15 day repair. Whilst in dry dock, the vessel underwent various work including hull blasting and painting, mechanical and electrical works, boiler and other general repairs. Following the Tristan, A&P Southampton has stemmed several other car carriers from worldwide companies including NYK Ship Management and the Grimaldi Group for dry dock and repairs during the Summer period. All of the visiting companies…

Strong Virginian Docks at A&P Southampton

A&P Southampton has recently completed dry docking and repairs aboard the heavy lift ship, Strong Virginian, a vessel owned by Van Ommeren Shipping (U.S.) LLC. The 21,541dwt vessel arrived for dry docking on May 27 following a period alongside in Marchwood Military Port, where she was demobilized prior to refit. A team from A&P Southampton assisted with the demobilization which included releasing sea fastenings and providing support to the ship's staff for removal of US Army landing craft. During this period, emergency repairs were carried out to the electrical supply equipment to the vessel's bow thruster including the supply, installation and commissioning of major switchboard components.

Liebherr Commissions UK Terminal RMG's

Liebherr RMG at Freightliner Terminal: Photo credit Liebherr

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. install & commission two Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes (RMG) for Freightliner, Southampton Maritime Rail Terminal. Both Liebherr cranes were launched by Freightliner Ltd at a ceremony in Freightliner’s Southampton Marine Terminal. The cranes have been named Freightliner Fortis 15-10-2012 and Freightliner Agilitas 15-10-2012. The names represent strength, power, easy of movement and efficiency that the new cranes bring to Freightliner Ltd.’s operations at Southampton.

Queen Elizabeth 2 Grouding

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) surveyors from the Southampton Marine Office have completed a full inspection of the Queen Elizabeth 2 liner after its Nov. 11 grounding near the Brambles sand bank in the Solent, and they have given the all clear for the ship to continue on its final journey. At 05.30 on Nov. 11 the crew of the 70,000 gross tons ship reported to Solent Coastguard that they feared she may have run aground two nautical miles north west of Cowes whilst en route into Southampton.

Fire Breaks Out Aboard US Car Carrier

A fire has broken out out aboard the U.S. car carrier Honor in the English Channel while the vessel was en route to Baltimore from Southampton on February 24. “The 21 crew are still on board the vessel and they are safe and well,” said Andy Jenkins, Commander for the U.K. Coastguard. The vessel’s fixed firefighting systems were used to attack the fire and the cargo space has been sealed. The ship’s crew continue to monitor the cargo area. The ship has full maneuverability and has turned back toward Southampton, where it is planned to anchor to the Southeast of the Isle of Wight. U.K. Coastguard said it is monitoring the situation closely and the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has been notified of the incident.

DP World's Southampton Licence Extended

DP World Southampton

DP World Limited announces that it has agreed with Associated British Ports (ABP) to extend the license agreement for DP World Southampton for a further 25 years until 2047. Simultaneously, DP World announces that it has acquired the remaining 49% stake in DP World Southampton from ABP, making DP World the sole owner of the business. “We are delighted with the 25 year extension of the license agreement for DP World Southampton, which is one of the most efficient terminals in the UK and the only deep-sea container terminal on the south coast of England…

ABP Port of Southampton Welcomes its Latest Record-Breaker

Photo: ABP Port of Southampton

The biggest container ship in the world, the MSC Maya, made its maiden call at Southampton on Tuesday 15 December. The 395.4m vessel, which can carry a world-leading 19,224 containers, is just the latest giant container vessel to call at the port in recent weeks. As well as being the biggest, the vessel, which is named after Maya Aponte the four-year-old daughter of MSC President and CEO Diego Aponte, uses cutting-edge technology to make it one of the greenest vessels on the sea. She is the first of the four Oscar class vessels to call at the port’s container terminal.

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