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India: Government approves Rs 3,000 crore project for Paradip port
The government on Wednesday said it has approved a Rs 3,000 crore project to turn Paradip Port into a world-class port by setting up a dock.
The decision to set up a western dock was taken by the Union Cabinet in its meeting held on Wednesday, Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.
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Massive Argentina Oilseed Strike Is Over
Argentinas soy crushing companies signed a contract with the countrys oilseed workers unions late on Tuesday, ending a 20-day strike over wages that had paralyzed exports from the worlds top supplier of soymeal livestock feed.
The deal, following a more than 10-hour negotiation session, includes a two-part 25% increase in salaries from January to August.
Port workers slam Australia"s shipping measures after new COVID case in NT
A 25-year-old crew member on the Diamantina cattle export vessel, which has arrived in Darwin from Indonesia, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The man was tested onboard when the ship arrived at the East Arm wharf on Sunday night.
He has since been admitted to the Royal Darwin Hospital, where he is in isolation.
Shippers worry over falling standards of ports operations
Importers and exporters under the aegis of Shippers Association of Lagos State have lamented the continuous falling standards of port operations in Nigeria.
President of the association, Jonathan Nicol, in a chat with The Guardian, said the extortions were overwhelming the shippers, hence the plan to send an intervention team into the ports to protect its members.
Disabled general cargo ship taken to Scapa Flow
General cargo ship BEATA experienced engine issues in the afternoon Dec 28 west of Orkney, Orkney islands, and went adrift. The ship was adrift until morning Dec 29, when assumedly, she was taken on tow, being at that time close to northern coast of Scotland. She reached Scapa Flow at night Dec 29, and was brought to anchor. As of 0700 UTC Dec 30, she remained in the same position.
Maersk mega container ship under tow to Algeciras
Container ship MAERSK ELBA was taken on tow by offshore tug ALP DEFENDER in the afternoon Dec 29, to be towed to Algeciras, Gibraltar, for repairs. Damages inflicted by fire in engine room on Dec 26 couldn t be repaired by crew means, to guarantee her sailing under own power and continue voyage to Felixstowe UK. So finally, it was decided to tow her to Algeciras to carry out shipyard repair works.
Post-Panamax container ship lost many containers while en route to USA
Many containers spotted floating in East China sea on Dec 30, lost most probably, by a Post-Panamax container ship en route to USA. Container ship interrupted her voyage and heads for nearest major port in the region. Ship s ID though known, isn t yet confirmed, awaiting confirmation and more details to release the news.