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Tidal currents pose challenge to oil spill clean-up operations; drones, satellite imagery deployed to aid effort: MPA

Tackling the oil spill that has struck several parts of Singapore’s coastline has been a challenge due to the ever-changing tides, said a senior executive at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The spillage had occurred on the afternoon of Jun 14 at Pasir Panjang Terminal, after Netherlands-flagged dredger Vox Maxima hit a stationary Singapore-flagged bunker vessel Marine Honour, causing oil from the latter’s damaged cargo tank to spill into the water. Speaking to the media during a visit to observe the agency’s clean-up efforts on Tuesday (Jun ...

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Joint Oil Spill Clean-Up Operations Advance to Next Phase

The next phase of the clean-up operations has commenced with the additional deployment of various booms and oil recovery systems. 1500 metres of booms have been deployed, and an additional 1600 metres will be deployed over the next few days in designated sites to support the containment of accumulated oil to facilitate the clean-up operation off the beaches and shorelines. Additional booms will also be deployed as a preventive measure off Changi East. Seven oil recovery assets have been deployed today to skim and collect the remaining oil spillage off ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Traffic halted due to firefighting 18 Jun 2024, Dardanelles Turkey Southbound vessel traffic in the Dardanelles was suspended at 16:20 hours local time today (18 June) due to a forest fire. READ MORE Marine infrastructure expansion construction work 18 Jun 2024, Dampier Australia Construction of the Dampier Cargo Wharf Projects will begin on 1 July. READ MORE Terminal reopened 18 Jun 2024, Bahamas The port condition of Buckeye Bahamas Hub terminal was upgraded d to OPEN at 1:54 hours local time yesterday (17 June). READ MORE Sea Parade on 1 ...

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Energy policy at Port of Antwerp-Bruges once again rewarded with ISO 50001 certification

For the fourth time in a row, the Port Authority has achieved ISO 50001 certification for its sustainable energy policy. In addition to platform Antwerp, Zeebrugge is also now included on the certificate for the first time. This is an extremely positive accomplishment, just two years after the merger. One hundred percent of the electricity used by the Port Authority for buildings, locks, bridges, and for the shore power supply for inland navigation ships has already been sourced from renewable energy sources since 2011. The same applies to the power ...

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Deurganckdok oil spill: clean-up completed

The clean-up operations of ships and quay walls are over. All vessels involved in the incident and contaminated have left the Deurganckdok. The quay walls are fully available again and there is no longer a selective ban on navigation in the Deurganckdok. Update 14/06/2024 Clean-up work of ships and quay walls is progressing smoothly and continues day and night. Currently, a few vessels and a small section of quay wall are still contaminated. The quay wall at MSC is largely available and there is still a selective ban on navigation ...

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Cargo handling at India’s major ports up 6% to 72 million tonnes in May

Cargo handling at India’s major ports was up by 6 per cent in May to 72 million tonnes (mt), buoyed by a 7.3 per cent rise in overseas cargo handling, even as several global factors have constrained supply chains, especially in Asia. While experts and reports suggest that the current congestion at several Asian ports has benefitted Indian ports in the form of spillover transshipment cargo reaching Indian ports, it remains unclear whether major ports have benefitted from this. According to provisional and advance estimates data released by the Ministry ...

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Wilson Sons’ Shipping Agency scales up services to ships carrying fertilisers

Wilson Sons, a leader in port and maritime logistics in Brazil, reported that over the past six months its Shipping Agency posted a 2% increase in services to ships carrying fertilisers, which are a key piece in Brazil’s agribusiness. In the first quarter of 2024, the company delivered an impressive performance in potassium chloride imports. It is an essential nutrient for Brazilian soil, used in important crops, such as soybeans, corn and sugar cane. Imports into Brazil grew by 6%, totalling 2 .5 million tons in the period. Additionally, Wilson ...

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Port call optimisation is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in ports

Using SMART port technologies to facilitate ‘just in time’ ship arrivals has the potential to reduce greenhouse and pollutant gas emissions significantly at global container ports. Drewry’s latest research shows that targeting investment at ports with a disproportionate amount of waiting time will generate the highest benefits for the industry as a whole. Shipping accounts for almost 3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and for ports ocean-going vessels are typically one of the major contributors to GHG and pollutant emissions in the port area. Notably, ocean-going vessels and inland ...

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Adani Ports wins green nod for Rs 45,000 crore Mundra expansion: Report

Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has bagged a key environmental and coastal regulation zone approval to more than double the capacity of Mundra port at an investment of Rs 45,000 crore, according to a news report in The Economic Times on June 17. Mundra already handles the highest-ever volume by any port in India and Adani Group has lined up major investments for upcoming and ongoing projects. For FY25, APSEZ claims that Mundra Port alone is poised to cross the 200 MMT cargo volume mark. Adani’s India volumes ...

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Dudleys Completes Challenging Yard Project At The Port Of Liverpool

Dudleys Consulting Engineers has completed works on a highly complex new service yard project at Cavendish Quay in Birkenhead for Peel Ports and occupier NW Trading. Cavendish Quay is situated at The Port of Liverpool, an enclosed 7.5-mile dock system with a deep-rooted history. It is the UK’s fourth busiest container port, handling around 30 million tonnes of freight per annum. It is the most important port in the UK for transatlantic trade with significant links to North America and Europe and is also home to the largest cruise terminals ...

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Large-scale electrolyser and wind energy landing point on the Maasvlakte

Zeevonk II, winner of the wind park IJmuiden Ver tender for plot Beta, is going to build an electrolyser on the Maasvlakte. It will make it possible to convert wind farm energy into green hydrogen. In the construction of the second conversion park on the Maasvlakte, the Port of Rotterdam Authority reserved space for the tender winner. This plot offers room for an electrolyser of up to 1 GW. Zeevonk II is a joint venture between Vattenfall and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). Boudewijn Siemons, CEO of Port of Rotterdam Authority: ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Multi-buoy system due to the change of SPM 17 Jun 2024, Santa Marta Colombia From 26 June to 4 August, all vessels at the Pozos Colorados terminal will be received at the multi-buoy system for cargo discharge, due to a change of the current SPM. READ MORE Additional SBM berthing fee 17 Jun 2024, Kaohsiung Taiwan From 1 July, vessels berthing in the China Petroleum Corporation pontoon area offshore (SBM) at Kaohsiung will be charged an additional berthing fee. READ MORE Yacht races between Hong Kong and Macau 17 Jun ...

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China-Europe freight trains report record high transport volume in May

China-Europe freight train services recorded the highest monthly transport volume in May, according to the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. (China Railway). The number of China-Europe freight train services in May increased by 14 percent year on year to 1,724 trips, while cargo transport totaled about 186,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of goods, up 13 percent from a year ago. The company said the transport volume in May was the highest monthly record in history. Since the start of the year, China Railway has accelerated the construction of a ...

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Klaipėda port takes another step towards green hydrogen production

The first green hydrogen production and refuelling stations project in Klaipėda and Lithuania is underway for implementation, with all environmental impact assessment procedures for the planned activities completed. Specialists from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have lit the green light for the production of this environmentally friendly fuel in the Klaipėda Port. The design of the site and the procurement of equipment are currently underway. Preparation of the hydrogen production facility is expected to start later this year. “The Klaipėda Port was the first in Lithuania to implement a hydrogen ...

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Container shipping on Russian Railways network rises 9.1% YoY in Jan-May, 7.7% YoY in May

Container transportation on the Russian Railways network in all areas, including exports, imports, and transit, rose 9.1% year-on-year to 3.243 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of loaded and empty containers in January-May 2024, Russian Railways said. There was specifically an increase of 11.6% year-on-year to 1.3 million TEU in domestic shipping in January-May 2024. The number of loaded containers shipped in all areas increased 7.5% to 2.349 million TEU, with 33.9 million tonnes of cargo transported in January-May 2024, growth of 9.2% year-on-year. This included chemicals and soda at 344,500 ...

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