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Asian shippers hit by double-whammy of lack of boxes and capacity squeeze.
Shippers in Asia face a double-whammy of equipment shortages and tight shipping capacity that is driving an unrelenting spike in short-term contract rates.
Vessels to North Europe and the US west coast are reportedly "fully booked for two to three weeks after Golden Week", according to one Shanghai-based NVOCC source.
India: JNPT handles project cargo of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link in record time.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India's premier container port successfully executed the handling of MV PIONEER DREAM carrying project cargo for Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Project. The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project will provide direct access to Navi Mumbai international airport, connecting JNPT and will also provide a convenient gateway to the Pune expressway. This is a major achievement for JNPT as the connectivity of Mumbai to Navi Mumbai through Trans Harbour Link is crucial for the socio-economic development of Mumbai and its suburban areas.
India: Adani Ports completes Rs. 12000 Cr acquisition of Krishnapatnam Port.
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) said on Monday it has completed the acquisition of a 75 per cent stake in Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL) from the CVR Group for an enterprise value of Rs 12,000 crore.
The enterprise value of Rs 12,000 crore is lower than the Rs 13,572 crore indicated at the time of announcing the deal on January 3.
KPCL runs a private deep-water port at Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh s Nellore district.
Maritime Anti-Corruption Network setting up Ukraine help desk.
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is expanding its help desk concept to the Ukraine with the support of a local law firm.
The help desk will support MACN members whose vessels are faced with corruption demands when calling ports and terminals in the Ukraine. The help desk will provide operational advise and a platform for liaising with, and raising cases with the local authorities.
DNV GL Supports Flying Angel Campaign For Seafarers.
In recognition of the ongoing crisis affecting seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic, DNV GL has joined the Mission to Seafarers Flying Angel Campaign as a Gold sponsor. The sponsorship will be used to help fund the development of the Seafarers Happy-at-Sea App, which helps track seafarer welfare, book chaplain visits, and order medicine. Overall, the campaign has raised £600,000 from 18 maritime organizations for the Mission.
Suez container traffic -15% due to COVID, Med-wide drop
The Mediterranean continues to see 27% of container traffic transmitting through it of the about 500 shipping services lines in the world. However, COVID-19 has had a sharp impact on this sector as well, as shown by the 15% plunge in container traffic through the Suez Canal. The drop was offset, however, by the transit of ships from other sectors such as oil, which saw an 11% rise, according to a study by SRM, a research center from the Intesa San Paolo group that presented during the Naples Shipping Week.
New Navi-Port technology to revolutionise port operations.
At ports around the world, anchored vessels sit in the distance, waiting for permission to dock, resulting in fuel waste, higher carbon emissions, and congestion. Is there a solution to this problem?
In most cases, cargo ships arriving at port are assigned a docking space on a first-come-first-served basis. This method of port arrivals has, in effect, created a queueing system that wastes fuel and produces excess greenhouse gas emissions.
Dredger struck tanker, full-speed, Malacca Strait.
Dredger OCEANLINE 5001 sailing at full speed struck anchored tanker STROVOLOS with moored alongside supply vessel, at around 1140 LT (UTC +8) Oct 2, on Melaka anchorage, Malaysia, Malacca Strait. The results can be seen on video - tanker suffered portside hull breach above waterline and apparently, some damage on cargo deck. Several hours later the ships were separated, tanker remained in the same position, dredger moved to port area, and brought to anchor.
Two general cargo ships troubled in Bosphorus in the morning Oct 3.
Two general cargo ships were troubled in Bosphorus with some 3 hours interval, early in the morning Oct 3. VARNAVA suffered steering failure and started to drift in Beykoz area at around 0040 UTC Oct 3. She was towed by tugs to Byyukdere anchorage, Bosphorus. As of 0630 UTC Oct 4, she remained at anchor. The ship was transiting Bophorus in northern direction.
NEW LEO suffered reportedly, engine failure, at around 0400 UTC Oct 3, also in Beykoz area, and started to drift.
Workers stranded on container ship Tropic Hope to be repatriated from Plam Beach (Florida).
Seven international workers who have been stuck on board a container ship for more than a year will be repatriated Saturday, according to an inspector with the International Transport Workers' Federation.
The crew members are on the Tropic Hope, which docked in Halifax harbour Sunday night.
Karl Risser, the federation's inspector for Atlantic Canada, said he met with officials from the Canada Border Services Agency and Transport Canada that evening and came to a resolution.