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Record Breaking LNG bunkering for Sleipnir in Rotterdam

Heerema’s Sleipnir, the world’s most powerful semi-submersible crane vessel yesterday, received the largest LNG bunkering ever completed. Titan LNG organized the bunkering, using Coral Fraseri, Anthony Veder’s LNG carrier in the Port of Rotterdam. A collaboration of four Dutch companies who have united to make history for sustainability in The Netherlands. Sleipnir arrived at the Port of Rotterdam on Sunday, March 22. The vessel came home for the first time following a successful global campaign. The vessel has a wide range of sustainable measures, including being fully outfitted with LED-lighting ...

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Vale Idles Malaysia Port, Declares Aid for Suppliers in Brazil

Vale S.A VALE recently decided to temporarily halt iron ore shipments to its Malaysian terminal and distribution center, TelukRubiah Maritime Terminal (TRMT), effective Mar 24. This is likely to lead to 500,000 tons in lost shipments over first-quarter 2020. The terminal shipped 23.7 Mt of iron ore in 2019. Vessels heading to TRMT will be redirected and redistributed among Vale’s blending facilities in China. While there is no expected impact on production and sales volume in 2020, the idling of the terminal till Mar 31, 2020 is likely to impact ...

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Covid-19: Sailors can’t sign in or sign off at Malaysian ports

All sailors, regardless of nationality, are not allowed to sign off or on at any Malaysian port, to curb the spread of Covid-19. In a notice to ship owners, shipping agents, skippers, sailors, port authorities, recognised bodies and the maritime industry, the Marine Department Malaysia (JLM) announced that the action was exempted if a sailor on board the ship required a medical evacuation or already had explicit symptoms of Covid-19 and received the confirmation of JLM on the approved port. A crew-change activity due to such matters is only allowed ...

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Annual loading, unloading of cargos at Iran’s ports rise 6%

Loading and unloading of commodities at the ports of Iran have risen six percent during the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19), the head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) announced. Mohammad Rastad also announced that the entrance of ocean vessels to the ports of country has increased eight percent in the previous year, PMO published on its website. While Iran is combating the U.S. unilateral sanctions on its economy, the country’s ports as the major gates of exports and imports play some significant role in this ...

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COVID-19: Terminal Operators Want Ports to Remain Open

Terminal operators at the nation’s seaports have stressed the need for the nation’s ports to remain open at all times while the federal and state governments battle to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Vicky Haastrup, who stated this in a statement explained: “As we face the global public health crisis birthed by the Coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, we advise government to ensure that the supply chain is not disrupted and the seaports keep running. “Even if other ...

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COSCO Shipping Group donates 20.000 face masks

The world is currently being hit by an unprecedented dramatic event that leaves no country or citizen untouched. Thanks to our international network, Port of Antwerp was able to reach out to its relations across the globe to support us in these difficult times. COSCO Shipping Group responded to this request and donated 20.000 face masks, which arrived in Belgium today. This kind gesture will not be forgotten, “a drop of water in need, shall be thanked with a fountain of deed”. These face masks will serve to protect the ...

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Westport lays off workers in Port Angeles

Up to 335 employees have been laid off at Port Angeles-based Westport LLC, a luxury yacht-maker fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the move was made by company management Monday to protect workers from virus exposure, the workers would have lost their jobs anyway under Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order that lasts two weeks. The economic blow of Westport shutting down was compounded by the ninth reported case of the coronavirus in a Jefferson County resident, which was reported Tuesday by county Health Officer Tom Locke. It was the ...

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Transnet to Prioritise Transportation of Essential Goods

In line with government’s call for a 21-day lockdown of the country in order to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Transnet SOC Ltd has taken the decision to scale down all of our transportation services and operations of non-essential cargo during the state lockdown. As Transnet, our primary concern continues to be the health and safety of our employees and the local communities in which we live and work. The services we render are also essential to the efficient functioning of our economy, more so in this time. ...

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Long Beach Port: Evening gates to start at 7 p.m., allows time for extra cleaning between shifts

Truck gate hours for the evening shift will start at 7 p.m., effective immediately, until further notice, at all terminals in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The evening shift – also known as the second shift — will also end one hour later, at 4 a.m. Scheduling the second shift to run from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. will provide an extra hour for dockworkers to clean equipment between shifts. The Port of Long Beach is open and operating. Marine terminal operators decide which shifts to open ...

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Port Of La Spezia: A Systemic Offer Of Integrated Storage And Logistics Solutions

Starting from today, the North Tyrrhenian port system is faced with the challenge of managing thousands of TEUs coming into Northern Italy that cannot be delivered to companies now running in “non-essential” business mode for at least two weeks. It takes four weeks for ships from Asia to reach ports of the North Tyrrhenian Sea. Ports will now have to temporarily store a significant quantity of containers until the Government is able to relax its decree issued 22 March that closed all “non-essential” businesses due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus ...

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Bulgarian ports first in the Black Sea region to benefit from Wärtsilä Sea Traffic Management concept

The technology group Wärtsilä is assisting Bulgaria to become the first country in the Black Sea region with an integrated vessel traffic management and information system (VTMIS). The project represents a practical implementation of the Wärtsilä Sea Traffic Management (STM) concept, the global technology platform that enables ports and vessels to share information and work together in a collaborative environment. The Wärtsilä STM solution was delivered in December 2019 following the order placed in Q3 2019 by the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.). Recently Wärtsilä launched the first commercial ...

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Port of Hamburg Marketing provides information on the effects of the coronavirus

The coronavirus has become a dominant global concern. A challenging situation to which everyone must adapt. The Port of Hamburg as well as its key market regions and inland supply chains are also affected by COVID-19. Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) collects all relevant news in cooperation with its worldwide representative offices, members and partners to keep port customers and the public up-to-date. Concentrated information from the market regions, member companies and partners can be found on our website. The website is already being used by more than 5,000 users ...

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LNG tankers build up around Indian ports after force majeure -shipping sources

Several fully-laden liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers are building up around ports in India after importers there declared force majeure earlier this week, according to shipping sources. Five LNG tankers have been flagged as floating storage off the western India coast, said Rebecca Chia, an analyst at data intelligence firm Kpler. “There is a build up (of LNG tankers) off India at the moment,” a shipbroker said. Source: Reuters (Reporting by Jessica Jaganathan; Editing by Tom Hogue) Vale Idles Malaysia Port, Declares Aid for Suppliers in Brazil Vale S.A VALE ...

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Nigeria imposes cargo vessel restrictions to curb coronavirus spread

Nigeria will only allow cargo vessels that have been at sea for more than two weeks to dock in its ports to prevent the spread of coronavirus, President Muhammadu Buhari said. Health experts fear a widespread outbreak in Africa’s most populous country of 200 million people which could overwhelm its creaking healthcare system. Nigeria has closed its land borders and international airports in the last week to curb the spread of the virus. Buhari said on Twitter he had issued a directive that “only cargo vessels that have been at ...

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Coronavirus – Port of Antwerp Taskforce Confirms: Supply Chains Still Working

The second meeting of the Port of Antwerp Covid-19 Taskforce was held this morning. It confirmed that the port continues to work perfectly as an essential link for the supply of Belgium and a large part of Europe. So far there has not been any drop in the volume of shipping, except for the expected fall in the number of arrivals from China. Various new members have joined the Taskforce, and several points for attention were defined. In particular the subject of “Green Lanes” was put forward in order to ...

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