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Nansha port attracts 2M's AE7/CONDOR Asia and Europe loops

PostTime:2019-08-07 18:47:24 View:129

THE deep-water port of Nansha in Guangzhou has doubled the number of direct connections with North Europe and West Africa, following the arrival of the Elly Maersk on July 28. The vessel is deployed on the 2M alliance's upgraded AE7/CONDOR service that operates this Asia-Europe trade route with 12 box ships of 14,000 - 18,000 TEU and calls at Nansha port every Sunday on the following rotation of: Ningbo, Shanghai, Nansha, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, port Tangier, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, London, Le Havre, port Tangier, Salalah, Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali, returning to Ningbo. The Port of Nansha now has four direct sailings connecting Europe (two x North Europe, two x Mediterranean). It plays an ever-increasing role in the Greater Bay Area, covering the Pearl River Delta, reported Maritime Logistics Professional. As a fast growing, deep water port in South China with direct rail connections as of October 2020 and the advantages of a 65-square-kilometre free trade zone and lower logistics cost compared to Shenzhen, the Port of Nansha can accommodate mega ships and is an emerging gateway hub in South China. 

EVE Energy and Shanghai Hanshun Shipping developing battery-powered bulk carriers

PostTime:2019-07-02 08:13:19 View:301

Chinese lithium battery producer Huizhou EVE Energy is undertaking the joint development of a fleet electric-powered bulk carriers with Shanghai Hanshun Shipping. Under an agreement, the two partners will jointly develop eighteen 5,400 dwt battery-powered bulk carriers for Shanghai Hanshun Shipping. EVE Energy will provide battery system solutions for the ship owner. It is expected that the operation costs of these river-ocean going bulk carriers will be 30% lower than the same type of the ships. Shanghai Hanshun Shipping, established in May this year, with businesses in shipping services, ship technology development, ship leasing and ship equipment maintenance. The co-operation agreement is for a period of three years and options for another three years. Huizhou EVE Energy was established in 2001 and focuses on lithium battery innovation and manufacturing. The company has already provided battery sets for over 100 alternative energy-powered ships.

IMO: Ship recycling needs the Hong Kong Convention

PostTime:2019-05-13 08:36:25 View:517

Ten years after the adoption of IMO’s Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, in May 2009, there has been progress with voluntary application of its requirements, but the treaty needs to enter into force for it to be widely implemented. “I urge Member States who have not yet done so to ratify the Convention at the earliest opportunity, in order to bring it into force as soon as possible,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, speaking at an International Seminar on Ship Recycling: Towards the Early Entry into Force of the Hong Kong Convention (10 May). The seminar was organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan in cooperation with the IMO Secretariat. Speakers from industry and national authorities, including ship recycling countries, are addressing the seminar, which aims to highlight how to promote sustainable ship recycling and discuss what is necessary to move forward for the early entry into force of the Hong Kong Convention.  The Hong Kong Convention covers the design, construction, operation and maintenance of ships, and preparation for ship recycling in order to facilitate safe and environmentally sound recycling, without compromising the safety and operational efficiency of ships. Under the treaty, ships are required to carry an Inventory of Hazardous Materials, specific to each ship. Ship recycling yards are required to provide a "Ship Recycling Plan", specific to each individual ship to be recycled, specifying the manner in which each ship will be recycled, depending on its particulars and its inventory. Secretary-General Lim highlighted the work already done by IMO to develop guidelines to assist in implementation, with a range of awareness-raising workshops, training and other similar projects, to help build capacity in ship recycling countries and establish the conditions that will enable those which have not yet done so, to ratify or accede to the Convention. In particular, the ongoing project on "Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh" (SENSREC), funded by the Government of Norway and jointly implemented by IMO, the Government of Bangladesh and the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS), is in its second phase, focusing on building the country's institutional capacity and implementing the training materials based on Phase I. Meanwhile, the Government of Japan has been working with relevant stakeholders to improve ship recycling in South Asia. To date, the Hong Kong Convention has been ratified or acceded by eleven States: Belgium, Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Estonia, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Serbia and Turkey. The combined merchant fleets of these eleven States constitute 23% of the gross tonnage of the world’s merchant fleet and their combined ship recycling volume constitutes about 1.6 million gross tonnage (about 0.56% of the gross tonnage of the eleven contracting States' merchant fleet). Entry into force requires 15 States, 40% of the world's merchant fleet and their ship recycling volume constituting not less than 3% of the gross tonnage of these contracting States' merchant fleet.

Wuhan New Port Construction Investment and Development Group to close four terminals

PostTime:2019-03-27 08:55:35 View:1021

As a part of regional ports optimisation plan, Wuhan New Port Construction Investment and Development Group is set to demolish four terminals this week. Central China Logistics Corporation, a subsidiary of the state-owned Wuhan New Port Construction Investment and Development Group, is co-operating with Wuhan local authorities to demolish four terminals operated by the company The project includes three cargo and passenger handling terminals located at Hanjiang district and one cargo handling terminal at Hanyang district, Wuhan. Earlier this year, the city of Wuhan launched its port optimisation plans to improve port operation efficiency and environment along Yangtze river and Han river, a totalling of 103 terminals will be closed. Read more: Wuhan to close over half of its terminals in port area optimisation Wuhan New Port Construction Investment and Development Group, formerly known as Wuhan Jiaotong State Holding Group, was restructured and established in 2000 to better manage local port resources and develop Wuhan new port to be the largest inland river port in China.

Port operator JTCT rolls out Navis operating system at Tangshan port

PostTime:2019-01-25 08:53:16 View:625

CHINA's ninth largest port of Tangshan has installed Navis' latest terminal operating system (TOS) to realise its goal of handling five million TEU by 2020, reports London's Port Technology. Having moved one million TEU in 2015, Jintang International Container Terminal (JTCT) handled a record 2.5 million TEU in 2018. Said IT chief Wang Xiang Wen: "Implementing N4 at our terminal will allow us to help push our business to the next level and allow our operations to become more standardised and updated, helping us achieve optimal results to remain competitive in our region." According to Navis, automation and advanced technologies are becoming increasingly important to efficient terminal operations. JTCT required a new TOS to expand its capabilities, Navis' software facilitating such functions as double lifting operations, expert decking and automatic loading, thereby improving efficiency, boosting safety and reducing labour intensity.

APL to start new China-Malaysia service from Qingdao

PostTime:2019-01-24 09:25:32 View:585

SINGAPORE's APL is launching a new weekly China Malaysia Service (CMS) to link ports in North, Central and South China to the ports of Klang, Penang and Pasir Gudang in Malaysia, starting from February 23. Jointly developed with its vessel sharing partners, CMS becomes the fifth offering that provides additional sailings between China and Malaysia. Catering to long haul cargo, shippers can expect relay connectivity to and from Penang and Pasir Gudang via port Klang where the CMS makes a weekly stop. The CMS port rotation is: Qingdao, Shanghai, Xiamen, Nansha, port Klang, Penang, port Klang, Pasir Gudang, Shekou and Hong Kong.

Shanghai box volumes slip in November

PostTime:2018-12-12 08:48:54 View:529

Container handling volumes at China’s Shanghai port have dipped in November compared to the year-ago period, according to figures from Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG). In November, box throughput at the world’s busiest container port was recorded at 3.53m teu, down 1.9% compared to 3.6m teu in the same month of last year, SIPG data showed. Last month’s volumes also declined 1.1% from 3.57m teu posted in October this year. Read more: Shanghai container volumes up 5.3% in October In the first 11 months this year, Shanghai port moved a total throughput of 34.93m teu, representing a drop of 5.2% from 36.85m teu achieved in the same period of last year.

CSSC cooperates with Shanghai government on maritime industry development

PostTime:2018-12-07 08:33:21 View:392

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai Municipal Government to jointly promote ship and offshore engineering and other high valued services in Shanghai. According to the agreement, the two parties will push for maritime capacity adjustment and upgrading of Shanghai, set up world-class innovation center for marine technology and information, and accelerate the development of marine power equipment research and manufacture base. The city will work closely with CSSC on local maritime industry development and fully support CSSC’s expansion in Shanghai, said Li Qiang, municipal party secretary of Shanghai. Stated-owned CSSC is directly administered by the central government of China. Under its wing, there are a total of 60 sole proprietorship enterprises and shareholding institutions, including a batch of renowned shipbuilding and ship repair yards, research and design institutes, marine-related equipment manufacturers and trading firms in China.

Shanghai Oct box volumes up 5.3pc YoY, but down from Sept

PostTime:2018-11-15 08:34:48 View:341

CONTAINER volumes at China's Shanghai port have risen in October compared to the same month last year, but they dipped on a month-on-month comparison, according to data from Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG). In October, the world's largest container port handled 3.57 million TEU, an increase of 5.3 per cent from 3.39 million TEU recorded in October 2017. However, last month's throughput dropped by 6.3 per cent from 3.81 million TEU registered in September this year. In the first 10 months of this year, Shanghai port recorded a total throughput of 31.4 million TEU, down 5.6 per cent compared to 33.25 million TEU posted in the same period of last year, reports Seatrade Maritime News of Colchester, UK.

Shanghai container volumes up 5.3% in October

PostTime:2018-11-14 08:50:30 View:323

Container volumes at China’s Shanghai port have risen in October compared to the year-ago period, but they dipped on a month-on-month comparison, according to data from Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG). Last month the world’s largest container port handled 3.57m teu, an increase of 5.3% from 3.39m teu recorded in October 2017. However, last month’s throughput dropped by 6.3% from 3.81m teu registered in September this year. Read more: Cargo volumes at major ports up 7.2% in first half 2018 In the first 10 months of this year, Shanghai port recorded a total throughput of 31.4m teu, down 5.6% compared to 33.25m teu posted in the same period of last year.

Shanghai shipyard delivers second 20,000 TEU ship to Cosco

PostTime:2018-06-04 08:42:40 View:597

SHANGHAI Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co has delivered the 20,000 TEU containership, named the Cosco Shipping Virgo, that is 399.8 metres long and 58.6 metres wide with a maximum capacity of 200,000 tonnes. The ship was delivered to China Cosco Shipping Corporation and will be deployed on trade routes between the Middle East and Europe. It is the third new ship the shipbuilder has delivered in May after finishing two 400,000-tonne very large ore carriers (VLOC), reported Xinhua news agency. There are 79 container ships above 19,000 TEU worldwide and 50 more are still under construction. The China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Waigaoqiao's parent company, has 17 orders, equivalent to one third of the global total. Earlier this year Waigaoqiao delivered the Cosco Shipping Taurus, also a 20,000 TEU containership, to Cosco Shipping.

32 seafarers missing from Iranian tanker collision with bulker off Shanghai

PostTime:2018-01-08 09:26:42 View:718

Thirty-two seafarers are missing from a NITC tanker after it collided with a bulk carrier off Shanghai on Saturday evening. The collision between the Panama-registered, 164,154 dwt, Sanchi, owned by Iranian tanker company NITC, and the Hong Kong-flagged 75,725 dwt bulker CF Crystal took place around 8pm on Saturday around 160 km east of the Yangtze River according to China's Ministry of Transport. The tanker Sanchi reportedly capsized and caught fire following the collision and all 32 crew – 30 Iranians and two Bangladesh nationals – are missing. The Chinese Ministry said 21 seafarers, all Chinese nationals, onboard the bulker were rescued. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tonnes of oil condensate from Iran to Korea, while the bulker had a cargo of 64,000 tonnes of grain. The Chinese authorities reported an oil spill of an unspecified size and said the bulker had suffered damage in the collision. The Chinese dispatched eight vessels for search and rescue operations.